the "Lost" trek books- self-published?

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  1. pharBeyond

    pharBeyond Ensign Red Shirt

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    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.
     
  2. Steve Roby

    Steve Roby Commodore Commodore

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    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.
     
  3. Thrawn

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    :lol:

    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.
     
  4. James Swallow

    James Swallow Writer Captain

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    One of these days I'll have to tell you about the Beyond Strange New Worlds anthology project that never got off the ground...
     
  5. JonnyQuest037

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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.
     
  6. kkozoriz1

    kkozoriz1 Fleet Captain

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    Brad's homepage is down as of March 2010
     
  7. Steve Roby

    Steve Roby Commodore Commodore

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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.
     
  8. kkozoriz1

    kkozoriz1 Fleet Captain

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    Cool! Thanks to you and Brad
     

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