Chris Yavelow ("YAV") is an award-winning composer and writer with a dozen published books to his credit. As a composer, Yavelow has been honored with more than three dozen international awards and fellowships. In the 1980s, he established an international reputation as a visionary journalist about the future of music and computers. By the 1990s, he had written hundreds of articles for such publications as Macworld, Electronic Musician, Byte, Computer Music Journal, Macromedia Journal, and New Media Magazine. His 1400-page Music and Sound Bible received the Computer Press Association Award (Best Advanced "How-to" Book). Click the thumbnail to visit Chris Yavelow's home page. Or are you looking for Music.yav.com?
Science Of Writing (ScienceOfWriting.com)
ScienceOfWriting.com is the website of "Science of Writing," an imprint of YAV Publications. The first book published under the Science of Writing imprint, Final Edit, The Final Hours of Your Final Draft, was made possible, in part, by research collected by FictionFixer.com. The 50 editing techniques presented by Final Edit in easy to learn, step-by-step format can reduce the time to edit your final draft from weeks to hours. New titles based upon the research and data collected by FictionFixer are now in preparation. Science of Writing books may be purchased at ScienceOfWriting.com.
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FictionFixer: The Future of Fiction Editing
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YAV Publications: InterestingWriting.com
InterestingWriting.com is the website of YAV Publications, an independent POD publisher (Print-on-Demand) dedicated to publishing interesting books: both fiction and non-fiction. You may use YAVpublications.com as an alternative link to the site. YAV Publications offers higher standards, better or identical print quality, and significantly greater profit-sharing than all the competition. Authors may want to visit Authors.InterestingWriting.com, our special area for authors looking for more information about how to join our growing community of authors.
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Countdown: The First Opera on the Internet
Christopher Yavelow's award-winning opera Countdown was the first opera available on the Internet and it was given a good deal of coverage by MSNBC upon its launch in 1994. The website has remained unchanged since then. The only difference is that the original site divided the opera into 16 short segments, each about 2 minutes long, to accommodate the slower transfer rates of telecommunications systems of the 1990's. In 2004, for the ten-year anniversary of the appearance of Countdown in cyberspace, those files were pasted together into one large streaming MP3 file (about 25 minutes in length). The sample rate has been raised to increase the fidelity. This performance, recognized as the first performance of a virtual orchestra, is by the Boston Lyric Opera Company. Click the thumbnail to learn more and hear the opera. Listen to more music from Christopher at Music.yav.com.