One quick question for librarians

Would you buy (or do you believe others would buy) The Mythical Average Library: Dealing with Numbers?

Quick description: Looking at problems with statistics, misleading graphs, and so on; exposing the real complexity of public and academic libraries and how it’s masked in aggregate reporting; making sense of library numbers–and presenting them fairly.

Comments here or email to waltcrawford@gmail.com.

If you want to add more than just “Yes” or “No”–e.g., “Not if it’s more than $15″ or “Only if it’s an ebook”–please do.

[There are really three questions, if you want to get detailed:

1. Is this a book that one of the major library publishers would find worth publishing?

2. Is this a book that could be sold via self-publishing?

3. Am I an appropriate person to consider doing this, which may influence 1 & 2?]

Thanks!

4 Responses to “One quick question for librarians”

  1. Steve Oberg Says:

    Walt, I think my answer is yes. This is a topic on which I have a lot of interest and not a huge amount of knowledge. But it fits closely with new job responsibilities.

  2. waltcrawford Says:

    Thanks for the response.

  3. phette23 Says:

    Yes, a thousand times yes. Prefer self-published ebook.

    1. Is this a book that one of the major library publishers would find worth publishing?
    Probably.

    2. Is this a book that could be sold via self-publishing?
    Definitely yes.

    3. Am I an appropriate person to consider doing this, which may influence 1 & 2?]
    I don’t know but I’m guessing from mere fact that you bring it up that yes, indeed, you are the appropriate person to do this.

  4. waltcrawford Says:

    Again, thanks. It’s a tough question–but also something I’d like to do in some ways. More comments?


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