So, you’re currently looking at a museum related blog (*waves*).
The publishing peeps at Museums Etc recognised that there are an awful lot of museum related blogs out there where “museum professionals share the experiences and perceptions they believe are the most valuable, the most urgent." . They decided to shed some light on these many blogs, and The Museum Blog Book has been born, publishing articles from over 75 blogs in one impressive 676 page book.
Which brings us to me shouting “AAAAGGGH I’VE BEEN PUBLISHED!!” in tones between delight and panic.
The rather spiffy T.H. Grey of the American Hysterical Society blog unexpectedly contacted me late 2015 to suggest I submit some of my work for consideration to The Museum Blog Book - a publication from Museums Etc.
I looked into it, and discovered that Museums Etc. were planning a book compiled of articles originally published in online blogs, rather than asking for wholly original papers. The idea is to capture some of the "interesting, innovative and passionate writing - and dialogue - about museums and galleries" which appear solely online, make it more widely available, and opening people up to discovering these blogs and online resources .
I was flattered that T.H. Grey thought my rantings worthy, so decided it was worth a go. Having looked at my posts from the previous 12 months I chose three (both limitations imposed by the submissions guidelines), sent them off, and thought little more of it.
Once I know more, I will let you all know, and once I get a copy, I'll review it - as I'll be able to link to the book from here, and will receive a proportion of of each resulting sale from the link!
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