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Publications > Dateline Houston > December 2003 > From the Editor

Volume 43, Issue 3

December 2003

From the Editor

Resources for Authors

by Rebecca Taylor, Product Marketing Manager, Hewlett-Packard

As professional communicators, many of us are bitten by the author bug. Many in our STC Houston community are already published; I'm sure many more are hoping and waiting for their first book to be published. This issue of Dateline Houston is devoted to the authors among us.

Book Publishing 101

John Hedtke, our guest author this month, is a knowledgeable and prolific author with over 25 book titles to his name. John shares his vast experience with us this month in our feature article, "Hey, Kids! Become an Author at Home in Your Spare Time and Earn Big Bucks!" This is only the first in a two-part series, so be sure to check out our January 2004 issue to read the conclusion!

Local Resources

We have several members of STC Houston who are active in the Association of Authors and Publishers (AAP). According to the AAP web site, the group seeks to "encourage tomorrow's Hemingways, Vonneguts and Sagans." The AAP is based in Houston and includes authors (and would-be authors), editors, artists, printers, publishers, self-publishers, marketers, distributors, booksellers—anyone associated with the creation and distribution of books.

Learn more about the Association of Authors and Publishers on its web site:

STC Authors

Don't forget that if you're an STC member with a technical communication book, you can add your book to the member book list on the STC web site ( ). Just look under the Publications menu to find a member books submission form.

Please let me know if you find this series on publication helpful—your feedback is important to the continued usefulness of Dateline Houston! If you'd like to share your experiences with publishing, please visit our STC Houston Forum at

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