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Re: E-Journals, was Re: Correction, I hope, of M/C URL

From:Jeffrey Henning <jeffrey@...>
Date:Friday, March 17, 2000, 3:05
Sally Caves <scaves@...> comunu:

> How do you "register" your electronic journal? In other words, it's all > very well to mount a series of webpages, but how do you let readers know > it's there? Print journals get listed in books of registration, are put > in bibliographies like the MLA bibliography, and so forth. Have you > done > anything similar to LangMaker on the internet?
At one point I applied for an ISBN-counterpart number for subscriptions (ISSN?) but I never followed through with it. I did get a listing in one of the first yellow pages for the Internet, back in 1995 or so when the Internet was small enough to do that. I announced it on the CONLANG list. But its not like I ever had money to spend marketing it. If someone gave me a budget and said "hey, make this profitable", I'd laugh but take there money and buy some ads in some RPG zines and writing zines. Can't think of how to spend a marketing budget very effectively though -- its not like you can rent a mailing list of conlangers though. I did once consider a classified in F&SF -- it was pretty cheap, but again, my wife is grumpy enough I spend $25/month on the site and $35/year on the domain name, so... When the newsletter started, I announced it here and in a couple Compuserve fora.
> Or is there anything > beyond Lycos or Excite to "find" electronic journals for the random > reader?
Nowadays people just look for web pages. Unfortunately I don't use conlang or constructed language a lot in the text, so that probably hurts my chances of being found. Best regards, Jeffrey Henning - Invent Your Own Language "If Bill Gates had a nickel for every time Windows crashed.... Oh, wait, he does!"