Well, not if it’s your sword-and-sorcery fantasy novel or revisionist archives romance novel. I can’t help you there.
But if you want to write a book on archives, libraries, cultural heritage organizations, or information science, I can help you. I’ve recently starting working with the delightful people at Neal-Schuman Publishers to help identify new authors and books for them in any of these areas. I’m actively looking for people to submit proposals for books on:
- electronic records
- records management and Web 2.0
- introduction to library, archive and museum practice
- case studies in archives management
- planning for commemorations and anniversaries
- outreach to K-12 audiences
- how archives, libraries and special collections can meet the needs of genealogists and family historians
So if you want to discuss writing a book on one of these topics, or anything that relates to archives, libraries, museums, or information science, let me know. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t let the thought of writing a book intimidate you. I had no experience writing anything longer than a blog post for publication when I signed a contract to write my first book. I can discuss the process with you and answer your questions, and hopefully identify a viable topic. I know a lot of people who had “work on a publication” on their list of resolutions for this year, so this is your chance. Think about what you want to write and get in touch.