Dear Fred, and friends of my Harbin book publishing, I'm interested in exploring publishing my actual-virtual Harbin manuscript vis-a-vis this Google Books' video - https://www.google.com/googlebooks/partners/ - and web page, which says Google Books will be back soon. But Google Books has been "down" for about 2-3 months or so.
I'm curious to explore possibly publishing through Google Books, since the realistic interactive 3D virtual Harbin I hope to write about for my 2nd Harbin ethnographic book may find partial form in Google Earth.
I think Google Books would allow me to reach a more general audience (worldwide) than a specific publisher of sociocultural anthropological books, such as Berghahn Books. And publishing with Google Books could dovetail with a) a WUaS Academic Press in all 7,929+ languages, b) an universal translator in same languages, and c) selling this in the all languages' WUaS bookstore ... and d) a virtual Earth/Harbin as unfolding wiki 2nd Harbin book.
See, for example - http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2015/07/jerdons-courser-visit-harbin-gate-now.html. (Might Google Earth somehow take on the form of a new kind of wiki-book even in the future?) I'm curious for Google Books to be working again soon, and to explore what's possible there. In the meantime, I'm looking for other publishers ... Thanks, Scott
I'd also like to explore publishing it in the upcoming Academic Press at WUaS planned for all languages ...
... as well as anticipating a universal translator ...
as well as selling this in the all languages' WUaS bookstore ...
... as well as anticipating writing a 2nd Harbin book ...
... and even creating a new form of a book based on what I'm calling "ethno-wiki-virtual-world-graphy" and in relation to developing comparative actual-virtual on-the-ground field work at Harbin and in a developing Google Earth virtual world, e.g. ...
Visit the Harbin Gate now in Google Earth, and walk down the road to Middletown, California here - https://www.google.com/maps/place/Harbin+Hot+Springsfirstname.lastname@example.org,-122.651913,3a,75y,3.07h,90t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sZvCvdrcS5wPenGS_nB4JtA!2e0!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0xde57c3ab0ecaa2c9!6m1!1e1
... and add some of your photos, as Google Earth invites ... and per "ethno-wiki-virtual-world-graphy"
It looks like there are some new developments on this Google Books' Partners' page - https://www.google.com/googlebooks/partners/ - when I just now looked ...
Where do the books come from?
Google Partners' tour -
Google Library Project -
Yesterday in the late afternoon in my Harbin field notes, I added:
August 12, 2015Just shared a photo of mine from my laptop named “157 Harbin Hot Springs Gate.jpg” in Google Earth at this link …https://www.google.com/maps/place/Harbin+Hot+Springsemail@example.com,-122.651913,3a,75y,3.07h,90t/data=!3m4!1e1!m2!1sZvCvdrcS5wPenGS_nB4JtA!2e0!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0xde57c3ab0ecaa2c9!6m1!1e1And Google Earth said something like “Thanks for sharing your photo … soon it will appear in Google Maps”Isthis the beginning of ethno-wiki-virtual-world-graphy in Google Maps … as an actual example of this ?
August 13, 2015
But the image I uploaded didn't seem to be with the other Harbin images at the bottom of this link when I checked this morning.