I’m looking for an innovative publisher for my next book (on How Change Happens) – any suggestions?

As regular FP2Pistas should have clocked by now, I am writing a book on ‘How Change Happens’. Should have a final manuscript by later this year, to

The fear
The fear

publish in 2016. But in a desperate courageous attempt to be funky and innovative, we want to do things a bit differently this time:

1. It won’t be that long – aiming for 200-250 pages compared to monster FP2P length

2. Much bigger online presence – a platform/hub/lab/whatever crammed with case studies, toolkits, videos etc will accompany the book

3. Open Access: if people really want to print out a 250 page book, they will be able to. We still think lots will opt for the traditional or e-book version, but the publisher will have to be ready to that gamble.

4. A MOOC: we’re going to do a ‘massive online open course’ to accompany the book, which should both increase impact and improve sales.

Other things will be unchanged – remorseless authorial self promotion in person and via this blog, Oxfam’s backing, a style combining literature review and loads of case studies, and a dogged effort to avoid the wilder excesses of development-speak.

We’re already talking to various publishers, but it seemed a bit remiss to not go open access on a proposal about open access…. So if you’re interested in submitting a proposal, please contact Emily Gillingham (egillingham1[at]Oxfam.org.uk] for the 3 pager that sets this all out in more detail.

The Reality
The Reality
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3 Responses to “I’m looking for an innovative publisher for my next book (on How Change Happens) – any suggestions?”
  1. Paul Heidebrecht

    Glad to see that publication plans are moving along, and that you are interested in making the book available in a variety of ways. As someone desperate for a good text for a university course I teach on political advocacy, I would encourage you to tap into existing academic networks in addition to developing a MOOC!

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