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Follow up to ‘Self-publishing advice wanted’

November 10, 2012

I just wanted to write a quick follow up to my last post, especially to promote part of Doug Rocks-Macqueen’s comment on it:

Ubiquity press has got some funding to do some Open Access digital books. you may want to hit them up to see if they would be interested in yours.

As luck would have it, Tom Pollard of Ubiquity Press was talking at the Digital Engagement in Archaeology conference at UCL yesterday (along with Victoria Yorke-Edwards who edits the Ubiquity-published Journal of Open Archaeology Data – which I think is a great idea, and I’m going to set about attempting to contribute asap), and he did mention that they were looking to move into ebooks. Ubiquity are doing great work with open journals – especially in archaeology, and are well worth investigating.

For those interested in self-publishing, the rest of Doug’s comment is useful as well.

And, rambling off-topic, but neatly closing a circle, Doug and I were both also presenting at the UCL conference – Doug some very thoughtful papers about finding the right platform for digital public archaeology and also about getting a presence online in minutes for free; my contribution – jointly with Colleen Morgan – was about what happens when your free (or paid) web host no longer offers hosting, using the closure of Geocities in 2009 as an example. The slides and videos (edited by Doug) will be online shortly, as well as Storify compilations of the conference’s Twitter back channel. The papers will be published next year, quite possibly via (who else?) Ubiquity Press.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. emmajaneoriordan permalink
    November 11, 2012 12:34 am

    Reblogged this on Exciting Adventures in Archaeological Computing, the Xbox and Knitting! and commented:
    Good blog post to read people! Since my archaeological blog posts are likely to be thin on the ground with the imminent arrival of Sproggle, this one on publishing in archaeology is definitely worth a read.

  2. Lee permalink
    November 16, 2012 5:04 pm

    Thanks for the heads up re. JOAD

  3. jondeex permalink
    January 5, 2013 11:20 am

    I Have just published a eBook on Kindle which is available from Amazon
    cost is £2.50 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hidden-Prehistory-around-North-ebook/dp/B008H41B22

  4. jondeex permalink
    January 5, 2013 11:25 am

    That is one option for self publishing as it does not cost to set up a Amazon account
    but self formatting an ebook can be a bit tricky, however, if you set up a Table of contetns on your Word programme you are half way there.
    you can test ‘the water’ so to speak in evaluating your work

    Iam also after contributions to my website echomedia21.com which is a science media hub

    thanks Jon

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