Momentous moment here: Am uploading my 412 page GDocs "Naked Harbin Ethnography" manuscript (which curiously is 417 pages in MS Word, since Word Docs have been about 12 pages shorter in the past, which is the actual file format I'm uploading) to CreateSpace/Amazon.com for the very first time partly to learn how pagination and other things change. Nelson, I also added you in the CreateSpace/Amazon software as writing the Foreward.
I began this publishing process on Valentine's Day, then soon pretty much finished the cover in CreateSpace, then the CreateSpace software wasn't working properly two weekends in, and now am doing my first manuscript upload including their automatic internal review / Automatic Print Check process.
Still a few further photos to add, index to complete with final CreateSpace pagination, etc. - they're converting my Word document to a PDF but I could have uploaded a PDF, Doc, Docx, or RTF (and possibly other formats) file ..
Am updating this Actual Virtual Harbin Book page as things develop ... http://www.scottmacleod.com/ActualVirtualHarbinBook.html
The ISBNs are
ISBN-13: 978-0692646137 (Academic Press at World University and School)
Also curious how to anticipate publishing to the Kindle Fire.
Still a few days to go before pressing the final "Publish" button in CreateSpace/Amazon ... and being able to get a "Print on Demand" paper copy.
Am focusing on my Harbin book publishing process, and will hold off on writing a 1 page "What is the Virtual?" paper - re http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2016/03/birdwing-virtual-virtual-for-me-refers.html - in anticipation of your course on Thursday, but may actually turn this into an Afterward to complement your Foreward to my Harbin book. Thank you, Nelson Graburn!
See you on Thursday.
Hi David, Rolene, John and Charles, (Quaker friends),
We weren't able to run our automated print checks on your file. Our formatting specialists will check your file once you submit it for review. For now, continue to the cover step.
They seem to suggest uploading a PDF if what their guidelines are about is any indication ... will explore that in the future ...
Here's a related email as above to Nelson about some of this ... http://scott-macleod.blogspot.
Columns for just the index seem only to be able to done in MS Word, but one can't convert MS Word documents back into GDocs (and then into a PDF from GDocs for example) at this size or with this many photos or something ... and their pagination is always off from one another ... making completing the index seemingly the very last finicky thing to do ...
Hi Ants, Marc, Koh, Dorota and All,
Buona Festa Della Donna! https://twitter.com/MITOCW/
Check out one of a few MIT OCW courses about learning Italian ... http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/
She and this MIT OCW may be WUaS's entree into Italian WUaS ...
And re what I sent you the other day, Ants :
Here's a G+ post from last year with much about Italy WUaS, Italian language WUaS (not yet in Italian) and Opera WUaS in wiki schools too evenhttps://plus.google.com/+
Italian is one of four official languages in Switzerland (http://worlduniversity.wikia.
Sounds like a fun way to share meals and learn a language ... and in Google group video Hangouts ?
Speak Italian With Your Mouth Full ? What do you think, Professor Antonia?
Va bene, Scott
Momentous moment this morning ... just uploaded my 417 page Harbin manuscript to the CreateSpace/Amazon.com publishing software having begun this publishing process on Valentine's Day! More details about my Harbin manuscript upload in my blog post from today - http://scott-macleod.blogspot.com/2016/03/major-mitchells-cockatoo-momentous.html - including adding UC Berkeley Sociocultural Anthropology Professor Emeritus Nelson Graburn's name to CreateSpace/Amazon.com publishing software as author of the book's Foreward, which I think will greatly increases credibility, reach and readers.Ants, do you know of anyone at the Italian Cultural Institute in SF who could go from my manuscript in English through Google Translate and into Italian, and then could improve on this?
Koh - into Japanese?
Dorota - into Polish?
Scot - into video? :)
Professor Antonia, would you suggest writing Italian with feathers in one's hand, if MIT instructor of Italian Dr. Paola Rebusco suggests to "Speak Italian With Your Mouth Full ?