RE: How does one publish a short book?

From: Ben Goertzel (
Date: Mon Feb 12 2001 - 17:41:09 MST

how many words are in it? is it really too short to be a book? there are
plenty of short books in the world...

> -----Original Message-----
> From: []On Behalf
> Of Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
> Sent: Monday, February 12, 2001 7:10 PM
> To: SL4
> Subject: How does one publish a short book?
> Several people have been bugging me, or in some cases simply assuming,
> that "Friendly AI" should be published in book form. I'm not committing
> to anything, but I do see that it might be a little hard on the eyes to
> read it in Web form - that people have more patience to thoroughly read
> the "dead tree" publishing format - and so I'm willing to look into it.
> How does one go about publishing a small, short nonfiction technical
> book? Does anyone here have any experience?
> Failing that, does anyone have experience with getting technical papers
> bound up as minibooks - not the kind that gets sold in stores, but the
> kind that you hand out to your friends? (I.e. Robert Freitas handing out
> bound copies of the regular paper _Some Limits to Global Ecophagy_ at the
> Foresight Gathering; long thesis papers with spiral wires through the
> spine.) Would anyone care to recommend a good online bindery that handles
> small jobs or microjobs?
> -- -- -- -- --
> Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
> Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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