Most of the following went onto the internet in the years 2001-2007. this post is about "getting published." Most of it is free of any cost, although some self-publishing material costs from $3 to $20. There are three general categories of printed matter I have placed on the world wide web. These categories are:
1.1. The Emergence of a Baha’i Consciousness in World Literature: The Poetry of Roger White. This 400 page ebook is available at Juxta Publishing Limited and can be downloaded free of charge.
1.2. A paperback edition of the above book is available at Lulu.com for $11.48 plus shipping costs from the USA. This self-publishing site also has a four volume work, a study in autobiography, entitled Pioneering Over Four Epochs which is 2000 pages long. I will be making it available as an ebook and in paperback for $10 to $20 per volume very soon after it is reviewed by the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Australia, Inc. The charges are set by Lulu.com
2. Internet Site Postings:
Many of my essays, poems and a myriad of different kinds of postings/writings in smaller, more manageable, chunks of an A-4 page or less or a little more is all free and can be accessed by simply: (a) going to any one of approximately 2000 sites or (b) typing some specific words into the google search engines as follows:
2.1 Approximately 2000 Sites:
I post at a wide range of poetry, literature, social science and humanities sites across a wide range of subjects, topics and intellectual disciplines in both popular and academic culture. The list of these sites is available to anyone interested by writing to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org But a simpler method to access many of my postings is to:
2.2 Type Sets of Words At Google:
There are literally hundreds of sets of words now that will access my writing at various sites. If you type, for example, Ron Price, followed by any one of the following words or word sequences: (i) poetry, (ii) literature, (iii) religion, (iv) Baha’i, (v) history, (vi) Shakespeare, (vii) ancient history, (viii) philosophy, (ix) Islam and (x) Australia Bahai, et cetera et cetera you will get anywhere from a few sites to over 100 sites arranged in blocks of ten sites. The main problem with this way of accessing what I have written is that my work is side by side with dozens of items from other writers and posters who have the same name as mine. I have counted a dozen other Ron Prices. You may find their work more interesting. There are some wife bashers, car salesmen, evangelists, media celebrities, a pornographer or two, a fascinating array of chaps who have different things to flog, so to speak, than my offerings.
3. Specific Sites With Much Material:
Some sites have hundreds of pages of my writing and these sites are a sort of middle ground, a different ground, between the above two major categories. The Baha’i Academics Resource Library, for example, has more of my material than at any other site. My writings are listed there under: (a) books, (b) personal letters, (c) poetry, (d) biographies and (e) essays, among other categories/listings. The Roger White book is here under “Secondary Resource Material>Books>Item #114.” I find this site useful personally, but some of the poetry is not arranged in a visually pleasing form. Some readers may find the layout annoying.
There are some sites at which my writing is found in a very pleasing form with photos and pictures and general settings to catch the eye. Some site organizers have their location beautifully arranged. I leave it to readers to read what pleases them and leave what doesn’t.
I had no idea when I retired from full-time employment in 1999 to write as full-time as I was able--that the internet would be as fertile a base for my offerings as it has become. There are literally millions of words now on this international web of words that I have written in the last seven years. From the early eighties to the early years of this new millennium I tried to get published in a hard cover but without any success. My guess is that in the years ahead the world will be awash with books from thousands/millions of people like me. What I write may not be your cup-of-tea. In that case drink someone else’s tea from someone else’s cup. But for those who may enjoy my writings, I hope the above is useful.