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With Preston DuBose, President of the E-book Publisher 12 to Midnight

DOWNLOAD AND LISTEN TO PRESTON DUBOSE MP3 HERE

E-books have been slow to catch on for one simple reason: they’ve been hard to read. But now the e-book landscape seems poised to change. Are e-books a good investment for authors and publishers? Hear what an e-book publisher has to say.

Preston DuBose is president of the roleplaying game publisher 12 to Midnight. Preston and his four colleagues started the company in 2003 with no background in publishing or e-books and grew it to one of the top 25 game publishers at the e-book retailer RPGNow. The company specializes in modern horror, with Preston having contributed two such adventures and co-written a third.

In this fascinating interview, Preston explains:

  • What e-books can do for authors and publishers
  • What you can do with e-books that you can’t do with printed books
  • What costs are associated with publishing e-books
  • Who distributes e-books
  • Why marketing e-books is so challenging, and so critical
  • How digital rights management affects e-books and their readers
  • How e-book publishing is enabling readers to buy pieces of books
  • What you can expect of e-book reading devices (they will knock your socks off)
  • How e-books affect writers’ contracts
  • How e-books might change the world.

If you’re self-published, traditionally published, or unpublished, this info-packed interview is a must-hear for you!

Interviewee: Preston DuBose
Host: Paula B
Date: July 31, 2006
Running time: 01:29:31
File size: 65 megabytes
Rating: G
Preston’s 12 to Midnight Web site: www.12tomidnight.com
Preston’s personal blog: flametoad.com

Information on e-books:

Wikipedia entry on e-books
Wikipedia entry on Baen free library
International Digital Publisher Forum
Teleread
Bill McCoy
Mobile Opportunity
E-book community
E-ink

Sources for e-books:

Baen free library (free)
Project Gutenberg (free)
Fictionwise
eBooks.com
Mobipocket

Retail sources for roleplaying game e-books:

RPGNow
DriveThruRPG
E23
EnWorld

DOWNLOAD AND LISTEN TO PRESTON DUBOSE MP3 HERE

2 Responses to “Podcast: What’s Up with E-books?”

  1. Flametoad Writing Show Interview: First Impressions Says:

    [] My interview on The Writing Show was released today. I just finished listening to it, so here are my first impressions. []

  2. Administrator Says:

    You don’t sound like a dork, Preston. You sound great! Most people cringe when they hear themselves, including me.

    Paula B.