I got the draft copy of Focused Fandom: Fanart, Fanartists, and Careers and plan to look it over in the next few days. I also am queuing up Focused Fandom: Cosplay, Costuming, and Careers, but may need to figure out a thing or two about distribution.
So far I have to say that Create Space is actually working really well. There’s one or two things that are inconvenient, but mostly it works very smooth and the quality is good. I’ll write up my experiences at some point.
Also, I’ve come to realize that doing them JUST as e-Books was honestly a mistake. These are the kind of books that people will give as gifts, mark up with sticky notes, etc.
Some books, simply, aren’t suited as eBooks, or only as eBooks because of reasons of practicality, culture, and indeed, personal intereaction.
In fact, in an age of eBooks, we really have to ask what a book MEANS to us – and to others – and if we’re really speaking the same language when it comes to, well, books. That’s a fascinating subject and one I need to explore more . . .
Steven Savage is a Geek 2.0 writer, speaker, blogger, and job coach. He blogs on careers at http://www.fantopro.com/, nerd and geek culture at http://www.nerdcaliber.com/, and does a site of creative tools at http://www.seventhsanctum.com/. He can be reached at https://www.stevensavage.com/.