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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.

GET YOUR BOOK READ

BookSurge, Amazon's self-publishing arm, offers various fee-based services, each tailored for a specific breed of writer. Publishing fees for fiction books go from $500 (£250) up to $3,600 (£1,800). The priciest package includes a review of your manuscript by a professional editor.

Royalty rates range from 25 percent of the list price for trade paperbacks purchased via retail channels to a mere 10 percent for those sold via wholesale. Amazon and other online retailers will offer your title, while BookSurge provides tips on how to boost your Amazon sales opportunities.

BookSurge

If you'd prefer not to pay up front, Lulu will print your book.

If you're serious about marketing your work, however, you'll have to pay.

Obtaining an ISBN code, for instance, costs $50 (£25). Lulu lets you set the book's price; it prints and ships each item, and its author-royalty rate is a generous 80 percent.

Lulu sells its authors' books at its site, too.

Lulu

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