Share Paper: Keynote: Sharing Experiences of Simultaneous Open Access (Free) and Low Cost Book Publishing in Amazon CreateSpace

  1. Curt Bonk, Indiana University, United States
Tuesday, June 24 11:15 AM-12:15 PM B1100

Abstract: We have entered an age of self-publishing. With it, come many challenges, success stories, assorted expenses, and enhancements to one's digital identity. There is also much fun. This book project on online motivation and retention was nearly a three-year journey in terms of writing and over a decade in terms of planning. After deciding not to use a traditional publisher as he had done in the past, Curt Bonk faced many decisions. Will he need a collaborator? Who would serve as editor? What about the book cover and other illustrations? He also had to find an copyeditor, proofreader, and indexer. ...