With regard to the planned internet publication, the following points must be taken into consideration:
- Diagrams should be designed in colour. They then appear in their original form on the internet, whereas for economic reasons, they are usually printed in black and white in the book.
- A text can have supplementary chapters in the internet version which don’t appear in the book. The reason: additional pages in a book increase the printing costs, while additional pages on the internet barely incur any costs.
- For the same reason, you should spend some of the initial planning stage thinking about whether you wish to supplement individual chapters on the internet with photos. As before, barely any additional costs are incurred, since the disk space which is made available by the provider contracts is usually large enough.
Therefore, you should ask your co-authors if they have the time and the inclination to work on an illustrated book for publication on the internet only.
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