Writing and Publishing Local History

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A Guide for First-time Authors and Historical Societies.

This guide to researching, writing and publishing history is rich in advice on all aspects of printed and electronic publication. It includes information for planning and financing, researching and writing, the structure and elements of a history book, use of illustrations, editing and design, self publishing and selling the finished product.

For those societies that can afford to pay for the services of a historian, there is also a section on contracting an author.

Access the guide online.