Then you should TOTALLY enter the glamorous and low-paying world of reference book writing.
I've mentioned it before, but since it's "pledge week" here at CR, I thought I'd mention it again. I am lucky enough to be the series editor for the Libraries Unlimited Real Stories series of nonfiction reading guides, and we are always looking for new authors for those. So if you (or anyone you know) likes reading nonfiction, or would like to get to know nonfiction a little better, please contact me with questions or your ideas at [email protected].
Want to see what one of these guides looks like? If your library owns them, you might consider looking at my first book in the series, The Real Story, or Rick Roche's very fine guide to biographies, Real Lives Revealed. Of course, the books don't have to exactly follow that style, but looking at those titles might give you a general idea of what we're looking for.
Wondering about subject matter? I'm particularly interested in developing readers' guides for the following nonfiction topics:
- Environmental Writing;
- True Crime;
- Christian/Inspirational; or
- Regional Nonfiction.
Those are just some ideas, but I'm open to hearing guide proposals for any type of nonfiction!