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Re: Equipment, Prices and Publishers



go to the library or magazine store and get magazine called "writer" for people
that write short stories poetry ect. there are a lot of printers in there

At 09:33 PM 2/16/96 -0800, SpaceDeath wrote:
>I am new to this Mailing List so please forgive me if any of these
>questions have already been asked and answered.   I am sure that most, if
>not all, of them have been asked millions of times - probably by every
>new subscriber to this Mailing List like I am doing now, but it is
>something that I need help with right away, and I hope that you can help
>me too.
>
>What I am looking for is anything, and everything, about the publishing
>industry.  I have found out a little bit through telnet, gopher, www and
>ftp, but not that much, and not that helpful so far.  The main thing that
>I am looking for is the names of equipment?  What is it that they exactly
>do, and how much they cost?  I really need to know about cost, but so far
>I haven't been able to find out anything on equipment and supply prices.
>Is there anywhere on the interent that I can telnet, gopher, www or ftp
>to to get the information that I am looking for.
>
>I know that this might sound juvenile and stupid but the reason why I am
>looking for this information is because I am trying to get a publishing
>company started, but I don't know exactly how I should proceed in
>starting it.  I figure there are two ways that I might do it.  One is to
>send out my manuscripts to Book Printers - at least for the first few
>books until I can get up enough capital to get the equipment I need -- if
>I ever do choose that route.  The second way is to get the equipment and
>manpower that I need to start my Publishing company, but that is going to
>cost a lot more, and I don't know how much yet because I don't know how
>much everything is going to cost yet.
>
>There are also several other questions that I would like answers too, if
>it's not too personal or out of line with this Mailing List, besides
>equipment and prices.
>
>1.  Are there any Publishing Equipment and Supply companies on the
>    internet, or associated with the internet, that I can telnet, gopher,
>    www or ftp to?
>
>2.  Are there any Publishing Equipment and Supply companies on this
>    Mailing List?  If so could you please tell who you are and how I
>    might be able to get in touch with you.
>
>3.  When it comes to equipment I am looking mostly for computer aided
>    equipment.  Is there any equipment that I can use my computer with out
>    there?  If so could you please tell me what it is and exactly what it
>    does and how much it would cost me.
>
>4.  The reason why I need all this information, besides starting my
>    publishing business, is to work up a good Business Plan, and I was
>    wondering if there were any Business Plan that I can get via the
>    internet that deal with the publishing industry that I can study for
>    my own Business Plan - especially when it comes to break even analysises.
>
>5.  When it comes to Book Printers.  Are there any Book Printers on the
>    internet that I can use telnet, gopher, www or ftp to get too?  If so I
>    would greately appreciate it if you could tell me everything you can
>    about them:  like where they are and how I can get in touch with them.
>    There quotes would also be helpful too.
>
>6.  Are there any Book Printers on this Mailing List.  If so could you
>    please tell me who you are and what kind of book printing that you do -
>    with quotes if possible.
>
>7.  Are there any publishers on the internet and/or on this Mailing
>    List?  If there are could you please tell me who you are and how I might
>    get in touch with you.  As you have probably already figured out by
>    now I can use telnet, gopher, www and ftp to get to where I need to go
>    or get the information that I need.
>
>I know that this message is very long, and I am very sorry about that -
>especially if it doesn't belong on this Mailing List, but like I said at
>the beginning I am looking for all the infomation, and contacts, that I
>can get.  If this message was a mistake please tell me so, and I will not
>send another one.  I hope that you can help me, and I want to thank you
>in advance for any help that you can give me.
>
>Donald A. Johnson
>johnson1@xxxxxxxxxx
>
>SpaceDeath (in Space itself there is only one thing that you can look
>           forward to - Death)
>
>


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