Writing and Publishing Local History

Although there is widespread community enthusiasm for local or ‘special interest’ histories, few people with the relevant knowledge possess the confidence or expertise to make their research readily available in a permanent form. Writing and Publishing Local History: A Guide for First-time Authors and Historical Societies provides essential advice from preliminary planning to final publication in an attractive and accessible guise. Readers of this manual will follow a logical set of steps as well as complete activities that provoke thinking beyond conventional approaches to content and format. This guide will be valuable for any individuals and groups committed to preserving and sharing their historical knowledge and passion.

Authors: Rosalie Triolo, Helen Doyle and Katya Johanson

Contents Include:
Planning the publication
Publishing in different forms
Drawing up a budget
Contracting an author
Commencing the research and writing process
Broadening the perspectives
Diversifying the sources
Understanding what makes a history book
Picturing a thousand words
Undertaking editing and design
Meeting identification and access requirements
Selling the finished product

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