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Old September 8 2010, 01:45 AM   #1
pharBeyond
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the "Lost" trek books- self-published?

I have recently started reading some of the trek I've missed in the last few years. I've also managed to find these great forums!

Anyway, while reading the FAQ, I found a link to some star trek books that were either cancelled, or postponed indefintely.

So I'm wondering- can the authors self publish these books, say on Amazon? Are there rights issues? I think it's an interesting concept, as publishers are getting concerned about their role in this brave new world of ebooks. I, after all, am reading these books on my Kindle!

Just wondering, it would be cool to read these books.
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Old September 8 2010, 02:06 AM   #2
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Re: the "Lost" trek books- self-published?

Would that be the Star Trek: The Lost Books page, by any chance? Clearly the work of an obsessed fanboy with too much time on his hands.

A lot of the nonfiction books could probably be safely self-published, but the fiction is a different matter. That has to be licenced and approved, and there's only one company with the rights to do that.
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Old September 8 2010, 06:05 PM   #3
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Re: the "Lost" trek books- self-published?

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Clearly the work of an obsessed fanboy with too much time on his hands.


I was just about ready to jump in and defend with "that site is awesome! I look at it all the time!" and then... oh wait.
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Old September 11 2010, 08:46 PM   #4
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Re: the "Lost" trek books- self-published?

Steve Roby wrote: View Post
Would that be the Star Trek: The Lost Books page, by any chance? Clearly the work of an obsessed fanboy with too much time on his hands.
One of these days I'll have to tell you about the Beyond Strange New Worlds anthology project that never got off the ground...
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Old September 11 2010, 09:37 PM   #5
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Re: the "Lost" trek books- self-published?

I know that both Brad Ferguson and Margaret Wander Bonanno have made the original versions of their novels A Flag Full of Stars and Music of the Spheres (aka Probe) available for download. You can find links at the Lost Books page.
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Old September 11 2010, 10:33 PM   #6
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Re: the "Lost" trek books- self-published?

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I know that both Brad Ferguson and Margaret Wander Bonanno have made the original versions of their novels A Flag Full of Stars and Music of the Spheres (aka Probe) available for download. You can find links at the Lost Books page.
Brad's homepage is down as of March 2010
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Old September 12 2010, 06:51 PM   #7
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Back in 2006 I asked Brad Ferguson if I could host a copy when his site was down back then, and he gave his permission.
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Old September 12 2010, 08:50 PM   #8
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Cool! Thanks to you and Brad
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