Resources

Texas State Technical College Sites

Texas State Technical College System

Texas State Technical College System or TSTC is a system of two-year technical schools in Texas. The system includes Colleges in Harlingen, Marshall, Waco, and West Texas which has campuses in Abilene, Breckenridge, Brownwood, and Sweetwater; and the TSTC Corporate College which links TSTC’s storehouse of experts, instructors, and facilities to the diverse needs of industry.

Publishing Associations

Association of American University Presses

AAUP serves its member presses through cooperative programs, professional development opportunities, industry research and analysis, and representing the interests of members to the public, other organizations, and government agencies.

Publishing Magazines & Journals

Blogs About Publishing

Self Publishing

Morris Rosenthal, of Foner Books, focuses his blog on the ways in which print-on-demand and e-book publishing have created a whole new model for self publishing. Given that, he is constantly pondering the big question as to whether this new model of POD and digital books are an end unto themselves or, as he asks, just a transitional phase between traditional self publishing models and free Internet distribution.

Publishing Careers

Lori Cates Hand of JIST Publishing created this blog to be an online “informational interview” for college students, new graduates, and career changers interested in knowing what a job in publishing is like and how they can get one.

Pub Rants

Kristin Nelson describes herself as a very nice literary agent who indulges in polite rants about queries, writers, and the publishing industry on her blog. She is also the driving force behind the Nelson Literary Agency where she represents a number of authors who write in a variety of different areas.

Joe Wikert’s Publishing 2020 Blog

Joe Wikert is Vice President and Executive Publisher in the Professional/Trade division of John Wiley & Sons, Inc., and his blog allows readers to receive thoughtful thumbnail analyses of the latest and greatest publishing- and book-related technology.

From Where I Sit

Michael Hyatt is President and Chief Executive Officer of Thomas Nelson Publishers, the sixth largest trade book publishing company in the world. His blog does an excellent job of discussing management issues that are applicable to all kinds of businesses, not just publishers.

Publishing Service Providers

G&S Typesetters

Education Sites

Sunoikisis

MIT OpenCourseWare

Higher Education Organizations

Texas Community College Teachers Association

Texas Distance Learning Association

National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development

Texas Association of College Technical Educators

Publishing (General)

Publishing for Profit: Successful Bottom-Line Management for Book Publishers

For a thorough overview of how book publishing companies operate–philosophy, staffing, workflow, financials, distribution, and so on–this is the best place to start.

The Self-Publishing Manual: How to Write, Print, and Sell Your Own Book, 15th Edition

Dan Poynter’s book is the book that launched a million books. If you want to know the nuts and bolts of how to publish your own book from start to finish, the is best (and classic) starting point.

The Columbia Guide to Digital Publishing

William Kasdorf has assembled a crack team of industry professional who detail all aspects of how digital publishing has (and is) revolutionizing the publishing industry with everything from XML to digital rights management and all points in between.

A Skeptic Among Scholars: August Frugé on University Publishing (A Centennial Book)

A memoir from the long-time (and late) director of the University of California Press. Part anecdotal, part case study, it’s all interesting and engaging.

A Short History of the Printed Word

A history of printing and publishing from the very beginnings of the written word. A good historical overview of where printing and publishing have been with thoughts about where they are heading as well.

Editorial

The Copyeditor’s Handbook: A Guide for Book Publishing and Corporate Communications

Thorough, detailed, and a must-have reference guide for anyone interested in developing copyediting skills.

MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing (2d ed)

MLA style is not the force it once was, but when you need to know how to get a manuscript edited in it, this is the book you need.

The Chicago Manual of Style

Layout & Design

The Elements of Graphic Design: Space, Unity, Page Architecture, and Type

Marketing

The Web-Savvy Writer: Book Promotion with a High-Tech Twist

Legal

Copyright Handbook: What Every Writer Needs to Know

Getting Permission: How To License & Clear Copyrighted Materials Online & Off 2nd Edition

Kirsch’s Guide to the Book Contract: For Authors, Publishers, Editors and Agents

Other Books of Note

Hard Charger!: The Story of the USS Biddle (DLG-34)

Surfing the Edge of Chaos: The Laws of Nature and the New Laws of Business

The World Is Flat [Updated and Expanded]: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century

Shakespeare, Einstein, and the Bottom Line: The Marketing of Higher Education

Software

Adobe Creative Suite Premium CS2

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