Aquarius Publications & Aqua Digital
Aquarius Publications was started about two years ago in order to publish a couple of books I had written myself. Since then I have also begun to develop a secondary division concentrating on electronic media, including ebooks. I am now ready to begin accepting submissions from people who would like to have their work published in ebook format, either as an entire piece of work or a contribution towards an anthology. This group is primarily for people who would be interested in having their work published, either now or in the future, although there is no obligition for anyone who joins to do so.
***** Ammendment - 2nd April
***** Babel's Gate *****
I am now in the process of selecting stories and poems for issue five. I'm aiming to include 3 poems, 3 stories and 3 articles (based on 'lessons' from WritersCafe courses). Due to the work I have been doing on the book "Daddy, Daddy, I Wish and Other Poems," I have not yet been able to begin sending out requests for this issue. I plan to start over the Bank Holiday weekend, but if anyone else has material of this kind that you would like to see included, please let me know.
*****Ammendment - 23 May
*****Daddy, Daddy I Wish and Other Poems*****
The book is finished and almost ready to print. I have sent draft copies of all poems to their respective authors, and am now just waiting for final approval.
I will now definatley be releasing a hardback version as well as the ebook although it will not be available in High Street stores for some time, as it will not have an ISBN (International Standard Book Number). For those who do not know, an ISBN is the books identification number, and is also used to create a barcode for retail sale. It is similar to the ISSN that has just been obtained for Babel's Gate, although ISBN's are not free. They come in batches of various sizes, the smallest of which is 10, for which there is a fee of at least a couple of hundred pounds. The poetry book would be Aquarius's third publication. As Aquarius Publications is still only a small publishers, it would not be financially viable to make a purchase of 10 ISBNs for the sake of three books. The downside of this is that many retailers will not take books without an ISBN, so help will be needed from the authors to push sales by promoting the book's page at Lulu.
Aqua Digital is a branch of Aquarius Publications that specialises is electronic media, including ebooks, DVDs and CDs. A detailed brochure of the service is available via email, to receive a copy contact the Group administrator.
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