The Book Lover's Guide to the Internet

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Fawcett Columbine, 1998 - Computers - 284 pages
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The accessible, nontechnical guide to the amazing literary resources of the Internet and on-line services--now revised and updated!
From instant access to the Library of Congress catalog to on-line book discussion groups to a burgeoning library of literary gems converted to electronic text, the Internet is a paradise for readers and book lovers--and the information and resources there just continue to grow. In this revised edition of The Booklover's Guide to the Internet, syndicated columnist Evan Morris provides new and updated entries, incisive ratings of the latest Internet service providers, and valuable sections on cutting-edge technology. Gain easy access to the Internet's endless literary resources with clear, comprehensive guidance on such topics as

Getting a fast (and cheap) connection to the Net and rating the various online services that provide Net access
Tapping into reference tools such as government and university databases and on-line dictionaries and encyclopedias
Browsing the newsstands of the Net, where you'll find free on-line excerpts from hundreds of newspapers and magazines
Downloading the ever-expanding electronic library of classics available free through Project Gutenberg and other sources
Using powerful search engines to find what you want on the Net quickly and efficiently
Joining on-line discussion groups on books and authors
Publishing your own writing on-line using the new hypertext technology of the World Wide Web
And much more

Whether you're already on-line or eager to get on-line for the first time, The Booklover's Guide to the Internet opens up a world of information, specifically tailored to the needs of readers.

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Contents

What Is the Internet Where Did
1
Book Lovers on the Net
8
Books the Net and the Future
18
Internet Access Without a Computer
30
FTP
62
Usenet Discussion Groups
69
WebBased Conferencing Systems
91
News and Views
95
Starting Your Own Electronic
108
Online Resources for Book Lovers
120
Books and Authors
146
Bookstores and Publishers
203
Writers Organizations
259
How
265
Index
273
Copyright

Participating in a Mailing List
102

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About the author (1998)

Evan Morris's column on words and language, The Word Detective, appears in newspapers in the United States, Mexico, and Japan (and is available on the World Wide Web at www.word-detective.com).   He also writes a weekly column on slang for The New York Daily News. Mr. Morris has years of experience on both the Internet and on-line services and the phone bills to prove it. He is married, has one son, and lives in New York City.

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