This year I was able to publish my first book ‘Digital success or digital disaster?’. I depended on a good friend of mine, Kristian Norling, who founded Intranätverk, to help my idea to become a reality to help other intranet practitioners benefit from the lessons I had learned from my experience as an intranet manager and consultant.
I wanted my book to be a guide you could check on whenever and wherever you needed to. Being an intranet manager can sometimes be a very lonely place in an organisation I find.
The problem is some major publishers give ‘niche content’ a low priority , make excessive demands e.g. copyright of your own written intellectual property, or extortionate share of the revenue.
If we don’t support independent publishers then many books that could be written to help us about the intranet or digital workplace will not be started because there is no encouragement. That will make all our working lives poorer if we don’t have publishers like Intranätverk.
So, please have a quick look at their ‘Publisher manifesto‘ and when you are next thinking of buying a book about intranets, digital workplaces or related topic, check out their site as well as other bigger names.
Thank you (walks off quietly, stage left exit, after finishing his speech)