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|Originally Published: Sunday, 23 January 2000||Author: Jeff Alami|
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Linux Writers and Publishers BOF @ LinuxWorld Expo
The Linux Writers and Publishers BOF is an open forum for writers and publishers who currently work in, or are interested in working with, the Linux environment.
The Linux Writers and Publishers BOF is an open forum for writers and publishers who currently work in, or are interested in working with, the Linux environment. This is a reminder notice and open call to writers and publishers to make plans to attend this open forum.
Linux is making its way into the mainstream, and that means printed material is becoming a valued commodity. Publishers, familiar with the Mac and Microsoft world, need to become familiar with what Linux is about and the issues related to working with writers who work only on Linux systems. Their pool of authors is coming from the vast number of developers who have made their way into the Linux world, but who may not be familiar with the issues related to being published - or what it takes to get their works into print.
Michael J. Hammel, a freelance writer who focuses on graphics issue for Linux systems and who is probably best known as the author of the Artists' Guide to the Gimp and his Graphics Muse web site (graphics-muse.com), will be the host of the LWAP BOF at LinuxWorld in New York.
LWAP originated at the 1999 ALS show and was such a success that many attendees, writers and publishers alike, asked that it be held at other conferences. LWAP invites publishers of print magazines, texts and online sites to attend. A special invitation is being extended to writers, both existing and potential, who are interested in becoming published Linux authors. LWAP is your opportunity to meet with publishers and talk about projects that interest you.
Issues relating to getting and keeping authors, tools of the trade, how author payments are handled , and what the hot Linux topics are have all been recently discussed on the LWAP mailing list. This forum is open to publishers of printed texts and magazines as well as for-profit and non-profit Web publications. We especially want to invite any potential and existing authors!
For list of publishers and writers confirmed to be in attendence, as well as mailing list subscription info, see http://www.graphics-muse.com/lwap.html.
-- Michael J. Hammel The Graphics Muse firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.graphics-muse.com