Hello, I’m Robert.
I am a reelance digital publisher, author and underground lmmaker.This service guide e-brochure is a descriptive listing o what I oer digitalauthors, businesses and lmmakers worldwide, though I am based in Ade-laide, South Australia.
I’ve been involved in digital publishing since the launch o the Amazon Kindlein 2007/8. As publisher (and author) in the years since I established a worldwidee-book distribution network utilizing existing sel-, peer- and social media digitalpublishing, retailer and distribution houses. Through this network, I can ensurethat any e-book I publish - or am contracted to ormat and publish or an authoron a reelance / partnership basis - is available rom all major e-book retailers inAustralia, the USA, UK, Europe and (pending) China.
In addition I acilitate contracted authors with access to POD (print-on-demand) and library distribution worldwide through Lightning Source /Ingram. I am a registered publisher with Thorpe-Bowker (having an ISBN prex accordingly) and make indepen-dent lms.
So: a brie background sketch. Starting with the Academic - I have a BA(Hons) in Film Study rom the Flinders University o SouthAustralia (which included an international scholarship to Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in the USA), a GRAD DIP(Inormation Studies) rom UniSA, a GRAD CERT (TESOL) and MASTERS (TESOL) rom Flinders University,. I am a member o ALIA(Australian Library & Inormation Association), a ormer SAR Research Fellow at Australia’s National Film & Sound Archive and apublished author o lm non-ction (with McFarland & Co. Inc. in the USA). My lm non-ction writing -
- has been collected by such as the British Film Institute, Yale University Library and the NationalLibraries o Australia and China. I taught Middle School English in Xinjiang Province, China and there began to design computerassisted language learning e-textbooks. My paper on the digital dissemination o banned / prohibited texts was presented atthe 2011 Textual Manipulation Conerence o the Australia / New Zealand Bibliographical Society and my paper on disabilityand digital publishing was presented at the 2012 Arts Activated Conerence in Sydney. My most recent peer-review work was achapter on serial killer cinema edited by Pro. Alzeena MacDonald or the Academic anthology
orthcom-ing through Bloomsbury Academic.Digital publishing was slow to take o in Australia, though now there is an increasing call or multimedia digital author servicesto access the vast network o e-book retailers available. As an independent digital publisher, I publish my work or sale throughAmazon Kindle, Googlebooks, XinXii, Kobo, Sony eBookstore, iTunes, Diesel, WH Smith, Barnes & Noble, Lulu and with otherspending retailer partnerships. I work in .doc, PDF, ePUB, .ePUB3, avi, MPEG, .v, .mpeg, .avi, .mov ormats or multi-media works.I’ve worked on - and oer services or - e-books, illustrated text-books, audio books, multi-media “enhanced”e-books. Formerclients / current authors include experimental artists, spoken word authors, ction writers and ARTS-SA grant recipients. Anyonecan engage my services without obligation to publish through my imprints and network, though that option is always open:I cater to authors who only want their manuscripts ormatted or digital dissemination through to authors who require manu-script editing, layout, cover design, le ormatting and ull publishing through the retailers I deal with. My services are exibleand can be tailored to all digital author, business and lmmaker needs.
This electronic brochure contains a description o services, price guide, publishing network description, promotionalvideo material and is hyperlinked to ull e-catalogues o existing e-books, electronic yers or sample e-books andsupplementary website material:
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The Emergence o Digital Multi-Media
Ater prolonged hostility towards the digital publishing revolution, Australia’s publishingindustry nally embraced the e-book in 2011. In November that year, Google openedtheir Australian GoogleBooks store, complementing Amazon and iTunes to establish alocal e-book marketplace independent o - though related to - the vast US, UK and Euro-pean e-retailer networks.In early 2012, shortly ollowing the release o the Apple iPad, Apple launched its iBooksAuthor sotware, enabling the easy insertion o video, text and graphics into digitaltextbooks. As Pearson Education latched onto the sotware, competition between Appleand PC / Android based platorms or multimedia Apps emerged.By mid-2012, Thorpe-Bowker’s international e-book survey reported that Australia,though slow to start, now led the world in the take-up o e-book related technologies(e-readers, tablets, platorms). However, only a small percentage o e-books were re-leased in multi-media ormat despite the technology being readily available.
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