I hope to publish Harbin manuscript around Valentine's Day - http://www.scottmacleod.com/ActualVirtualHarbinBook.html - including by adding a Google Street View photo of the Harbin Gate near the front of the book with a link to this rabbit hole into this interactive virtual world, - where one can "walk" down the road away from the Harbin in Street View, but not yet into Harbin itself.
I asked Professors Nelson Graburn at UC Berkeley and Dean MacCannell at UC Davis (both emeritus), and Tom Boellstorff at UC Irvine (who wrote Coming of Age in SL, with which my book comes in conversation, and who has a Stanford Ph.D.), as well as Heartsong at Harbin, to all write blurbs for the back of my book in the Print on Demand version+, and it looks like Nelson and Sunheart will both write blurbs, I'm so glad to say.
I've heard back from Shannon Puja Sahaja (naked and dancing at Burning Man - with which Harbin shares something in common) and Stormy (re the cover photo), both of Harbin, affirmatively re photo permissions, and seek further clarification from Harbin itself for the Harbin.org photos - maybe via Heartsong whom I hope to see soon in burnt out Middletown near Harbin (and possibly also visit and soak at burnt out Harbin then too). I'm planning to donate a small percentage of the book's royalties to the Harbin resident (evacuees') staff fund as well, and this may suffice re post-fire Harbin.org photo permissions, but nevertheless I'll continue to seek clarity here.
I've entered nearly ever single reference into Zotero Bibliographic software and printed this easily into a RTF file which made entering this in a Word document also easy.
In updating Chapter 9 in the GDoc, and engaging Tom's book further, I added a paragraph on the military's likelihood of having visited Harbin and how they might navigate the very alternative culture of Harbin, but I must read through particularly Chapters 6-9 again to make the sentences crystal clear - especially for translation - first into French, I hope - and would welcome your reading of a chapter with an eye to anticipating publishing in the next 2 weeks. Thank you!
Greetings from the WUaS hive meeting space at AFSC / SFFM. This Harbin book will be published in a new press - the Academic Press at World University and School (WUaS Press) planned for many languages as well, which may also have a poetry publishing wing. I'll have to sort this out in the CreateSpace publishing process, and probably using a Universal ISBN (from Amazon/CreateSpace, 1 out of 4 of their ISBN options), and before moving it into Google Books (through their partner program - to share a "snippet" or a "limited" view accessible around the world on the web). Publishing on the Kindle Fire will likely have to wait, if I have to remove photos and links for this.