Re: How does one publish a short book?

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Mon Feb 12 2001 - 17:51:40 MST

Durant Schoon wrote:
> I won't post to the whole list because I can't remember this exactly,
> nor do I have web access at work.
> try
> I think they are a print-on-demand company.
> I also know that Barnes&Noble ( ?) invested in a very strong
> company (technology wise) that does the same thing. Maybe you can find
> something on their webpage. That's the one to go with, but can't remember
> what they call themselves...
> I'll see if I can track down the link if you don't find it...

(After I checked and found that the Web address was correct, Durant Schoon
gave me permission to post this to SL4.)

My initial reaction was that this was exactly what I was looking for -
print-on-demand, and xlibris takes care of the ordering. However, as far
as I can tell the price of one paperback is $14-$16, even for very small
books. That is essentially the only problem with this service, but it's a
big one. Besides, if I do put in the effort to transform FAI into book
form (including all the stuff needed to make it completely standalone),
I'd as soon go through a traditional publishing company and be a Real

-- -- -- -- --
Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.5 : Wed Jul 17 2013 - 04:00:35 MDT