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Title: : creative Internet strategies to advance your writing career
Allen, Moira Anderson, 1959-
Publication Information:
New York : Allworth, [1999]

Physical Description:
viii, 226 pages ; 23 cm
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Includes index.
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This reference shows writers how to take full advantage of Internetechnologies and resources to improve skills, increase sales, and buildecognition. It explains how the Internet is changing the writing businessnd provides the specific applications writers need to benefit. Each chapterighlights a particular aspect of the writing business and shows how it haseen affected (or can be improved) by the Internet. Coverage includes:mplementing research tactics; making e-queries to online editors; formattingnd submitting manuscripts electronically; participating in listserv mailingroups, critique groups, online workshops and writers' chat groups; usingorums and bulletin boards; promoting your book through links, networking andther connections; and starting an e-zine and building a subscription base.

Author Notes

Moira Anderson Allen has written professionally for more than twenty years and is widely recognized as an authority on Internet issues for writers.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vii
Section 1 Researching Online
1 Writing and the Internet: A World of Possibilitiesp. 3
Advantages for the Writer Online
Five Myths and a Hit
The Bottom Line
2 Conducting Research on the Internetp. 13
Virtual Libraries versus Real Libraries
Searching for Data
Choosing Effective Keywords
Searching without Engines
Evaluating Information
Pulling It All Together
"Citing Electronic References,"Moira Allen
3 Finding Markets Onlinep. 33
Print Markets
International Markets
Book Publishers
Electronic Markets
Online Journalism
Web Guides and Columns
Distance Education
To Market, To Market--Today
"Breaking into Online Journalism: Some Tips on How to Prepare for a Fast-Changing Field,"J. D. Lasica
"Net Guides: Good for Your Career?"Marla Hardee Milling
4 Electronic Rightsp. 53
Electronic Rights and the Tasini Decision
Electronic Rights and Your Writing: Some Definitions
Electronic Rights and Your Web Site
Electronic Rights and E-mail
Recent Developments in Electronic Rights
"The Tasini Decision: How It Affects Your Electronic Rights,"Moira Allen
Section 2 Communicating Online
5 Netiquette: E-mail Queries, Submissions, and Interviewsp. 71
Advantages of E-mail
E-mail Queries
E-query Format
E-mail Submissions
E-mail Interviews
E-mail Surveys
Ten Tips for Successful E-mail
"E-mail Glossary,"Mary Houten-Kemp
6 Joining the Online Community: Discussion Lists and Newsgroupsp. 85
Advantages of Online "Talk"
The Downside of Discussion
Four Types of Talk
Twenty Tips on Effective Discussion
Newsgroup Subject Headings
7 Online Learning: Two Ways to Improve Your Writing Skillsp. 97
Online Critique Groups
Advantages of Online Critiquing
Disadvantages of Online Critiquing
Five Tips on Submitting
Ten Tips on Critiquing
Online Education
Two Other Sources of Help
Section 3 Publishing Online
8 Do You Need a Web Site?p. 115
Five Great Reasons for a Web site
Five Things Every Writer's Web Site Needs
Three Things Your Web Site Can Do Without ...
And Finally, the Greatest Danger of All ...
"Sixty Ticks for a Good Website,"Richard Waller
9 Your Web Site II: Construction and Promotionp. 129
Making Your Site "Search-Engine Friendly"
Making Your Page "User-Friendly"
More Construction Tips
Promoting Your Site
10 Promoting Your Book Onlinep. 143
Ten Ways to Promote Your Book on the Web
Promoting Your Book on
11 Publishing Online: E-books and E-zinesp. 155
Paperless Periodicals
Building an E-zine
Creating an E-mail Newsletter
Building a List, Promoting It Twice
Electronic Books: "In Print" without Paper
E-Publishing: Three Choices
Advantages of E-Publishing
Disadvantages of E-Publishing
What to Look for in a Commercial E-Publisher
Subsidy E-publishing: Another Alternative
Warning Signs of Scams and Rip-offs
Should You or Shouldn't You?
12 Where Next?p. 173
The Future of Information
The Future of Markets
The Future of Electronic Rights
The Future of Communication
The Future of Promotion
The Future of Electronic Books
The Future of Creativity
Appendix Ap. 183
Appendix Bp. 209
Indexp. 221