Publishing

Writer's Workshop

Do you have a book just waiting to get out of you?  Come learn how to fulfill your dreams as a real published writer.  This Tuesday at 7 PM, Melanie Bragg, local author of Crosstown Park will be here to talk all about her process as a writer and to give tips to budding writers out there.  Then, Michael Saperstein, Multimedia Selection Librarian for Harris County Public Library will talk all about our eSelect collection and how to get your ebook into our collection.  Come join us for this very special program at the Maud Marks Library.

Join the Discussion: eBooks, Libraries and Independent Authors

Photo Credit: EBook Reader by goXunuReviewsThere’s no doubt that one of the most exciting developments in the world of books over the last several years has been the exponential growth in the eBook market. Amazon.com now routinely sells more Kindle editions than print. Harris County Public Library has seen a 65% rise in ebook circulation since March over the same period last year.

To the average reader, eBooks are not much different from the good old ink-on-paper variety, but they differ in ways that make the time-honored models for sales and distribution problematic. So the advent of eBooks continues to pose challenges to everyone involved in the business of putting reading material into the hands of the public: from the big traditional publishing houses, to the online megastores, to agents, to authors themselves and, yes, to libraries, as well.

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