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Web 2.0 survival guide: go beyond browsing

Go beyond browsing. With these 39 exceptionally interactive websites and services, you can do anything from launching a private social network to publishing your own book. Here's our Web 2.0 survival guide.

MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO SELL YOUR WRITING

iUniverse offers a Premier Pro package (£550 to £600) that includes guidance on polishing your manuscript, plus marketing assistance and a custom hard cover.

There's even the chance that your book will appear in Barnes & Noble bookshops for eight weeks – or longer, if it's selling.

The bargain Fast Track service (£200) publishes your work without editorial guidance, cover graphics or illustrations.

iUniverse

You might need a marketing degree to fathom the promotion and publishing choices at Xlibris, although the site's detailed FAQ section clearly explains the fine print.

The service's $300 (£150) Advantage package includes printing a paperback version of your masterwork, while the $13,000 (£6,500) Platinum deal adds marketing help, including an advertisement in the New York Review of Books' Independent Press Listing.

Xlibris

CafePress.com makes one-offs of all kinds of stuff. Choose the size and binding, then upload your manuscript. You set the price, which determines your royalty payment. CafePress.com gets $10 (£5) for each book you sell, while its online shop will even sell your book for you.

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