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Re: Book writing mode?

From: gebser
Subject: Re: Book writing mode?
Date: Fri, 28 May 2004 15:55:04 -0400

Again, I'll repeat, it depends upon what the particular editor or agent
will accept.  I've been writing and publishing on and off since the '70s
and both in the US and in Germany and have *never* encountered an editor
who requested I submit my work in latex.  It would be a disservice to
the questioner to recommend he learn and use latex unless the editor to
whom he is submitting his work will accept submissions in latex.

Would you agree that it's best to submit in a form which the editor or 
agent wants?  Or should you simply always submit all work in latex 
regardless of what the editor or agent wants?

At 23:33 (UTC+0200) on 26 May 2004 LEE Sau Dan said:

= >>>>> "gebser" == gebser  <address@hidden> writes:
=     gebser> I'm sure that latex is very nice, but if you want to get
=     gebser> published, you should submit manuscripts in a format which
=     gebser> the agent or editor desires.
= Many academic publishers, esp. those specializing in computer science,
= math, do accept LaTeX manuscripts.
=     gebser> For electronic submissions this is generally Word (.doc)
=     gebser> format or plain text (ASCII).
= Postscript has  been the industry  standard for decades, and  more and
= more electronic submissions accept also  PDF files.  Both of these can
= be easiliy generated from LaTeX.
=     gebser> If you're submitting only hardcopy, then this matters much
=     gebser> less.  If you don't care about being published, then you
=     gebser> can use whatever you want.  :)
= I've published a  few journal articles and conference  papers.  I only
= use LaTeX.
= Nowadays, I use Emacs with AUCTeX and preview-latex.  Also 'pclcvs' so
= that I can use CVS to keep track of the revisions and branches.

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