Tag: historian

Tagging along on my coauthor/ photographer/wife’s business trip to St. Louis, I am reveling in first hand visual research on the Arkansas Post and the Illinois Country. We now have, among others, our first original photograph of an 18th century hearth. Culinary historical research so far (2010 – present) has established that this area provided […]

http://1718neworleans.com Self-Publishing and Self-Editing, Part IV b The institutionalized process of academic printing has also encapsulated all of the above functions (i.e. create, print, edit, bind, publish, sell) into the peer-review system, especially the editing function. Whereas 20th century publishing houses offered editors to their authors* , in the academic system, the process of research, […]

http://1718neworleans.com It’s finally done. I am a self-published author. It’s curious how many parallels exist between this newfangled, all-electronic, website, blog, social media, etc. publishing process and the publishing process of, say, the seventeenth century. Back in the day (i.e. the 1600’s) a person would write a book and there it was – a manuscript. […]

http://1718neworleans.com Self-Publishing and Self-Editing, Part III St. Joseph’s Day, March 19, 2014. iTunes Producer reads “Uploaded package to the iTunes Store”. We are almost there, in the olden days I could now say my book is at the publishers. But it is not the olden days and while the book is in fact at the […]

Self-Publishing and Self-Editing: Part Two The book is written. The book is edited. On Sunday morning March 9 we loaded iTunes Producer with all the necessary files to publish our work in the iBookstore. We press the submit button. Twelve hours later, nothing had happened. Twenty-four hours later iTunes Producer is still spinning. I wrote […]

I follow Catherine Howard’s blog on writing and self-publishing, “Catherine Caffinated” http://catherineryanhoward.com. Two of the main points made in all her writings are “Write, write, write” and you MUST have your work edited BY A PROFESSIONAL EDITOR before publishing. while I agree in theory with both of these propositions, I must take issue with the […]

Oh! The joy! Oh, the gratification! Oh, the fulfilment! I have been APPROVED by Apple. The company that has guided me for the last 30 years in all my endeavours in the professional world has granted me approval. Oh be still my fluttering heart! And so now I am ready to press the publish button […]