Getting Published or E-published/E-Book Publishing Info

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Dear Mr. Miller,

I have finished a new type of dictionary that I'd like to publish as an E-Book, and since I am completely new to the entire idea of book publishing, let alone e-publishing, I'd just like to ask you (since there's so many results when I google search it- I don't know where to start) what you'd recommend as a reliable source to find out more of how to do it, and what to avoid and what to actually do.

Thank you so very much for your help and your expert advice!

Yours truly,
Julia

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Julia -- There's a good guide, written by an industry observer rather than a company selling services, at

http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-18438_7-20010547-82/how-to-self-publish-an-ebook/

This is one of the best overviews I've seen, based on my own experience, and I learned how to do e-books on my own. You will probably want to outsource your project, and this review outlines the major options.

I'm in the business myself, providing a complete service including cover design and platforming for two major distributors, Amazon Kindle and Smashwords, but I'm probably not the cheapest as I do highly customized work. See my service at www.fearlessbooks.com/Digital.htm.  

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I am an independent self-publisher who sold three projects to major New York houses before starting my own company. I provide editorial services to a major literary agency in Manhattan and work regularly with authors at all levels of expertise. I can answer questions like these: What does "independent publishing" mean? Should I publish myself or use a service like XLibris? What is "print on demand" publishing? How do I publish myself on the Web? What are the best resources for learning about publishing? How do I find a literary agent? What are my chances of getting published by a major New York firm?

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