Ronda wakes hours later to light that is low and creamy yellow. Sitting up in bed, she tries the phone number in Lanjarón. It rings and rings. Frustrated, she slams the receiver back into its black cradle.
The important thing about Digital-Original goes beyond the fact that authors make more money off each sale than through traditional publishing. It's that we bypass a system of gatekeepers who have more than quality as criteria for what they choose.
We went through numerous drafts, then began submitting to publishers. One editor offered to buy it--but only if I turned it into a chick lit novel and published it under a female pseudonym. I declined.
Educators need better ways to evaluate and reuse the content that already exists in some digital form, with experts keeping a keen eye open for high-quality digital materials that should be easily accessible to students and teachers.