Hi Christine, My professional career was in marketing and publishing,
I have sisters that are writer,editors recipie developers and
I find that if you look at the cookbook market you may find you come
up with some ideas on writing how to books, plus you can never have
too many cookbooks.
I have been doing silverwork since my teenage years as a hobby and
now I am trying to turn it into a business. I have just started
buying jewelry making books. Starting out the cost for setting up a
studio are expensive and every dollar counts. So I find spending
money on non essential books is not a good use of funds.
With all due respect, What could I possibly learn from you that I
could not learn from Tim McCreight's book which is an excellent
value at $15.00, on the other hand why not write a different type of
book, you know the one like cookbooks where they are great reading
books, even if you do not play to make the item.
I must say that also of the older books around are really dry and
boring to read. Maybe you calling is being able to rewrite some of
these books so they are acutally entertaining to read as well as
One of my most favorite cookbook is the Splendid Table, it mixes
history travel and cooking.
Find your own niche.
Why not look at the market books and see where the market is lacking
As far as being a beginner yourself, I would not spend
my money on that kind of book. Image buying a cookbook from someone
who is just learning how to cook. Cook books have recipie testers
to ensure that the methods work.
I would also wonder if you leave yourself open to litigation if you
put together a book as an expert, what if someone follows your
procedures and has a disaster, are you libel.
Perhaps you should hook up with other experts that are in the field
and are looking to get some recongnition and want to be consultants.
If you interested, lets talk further, I can be hired as a research
and marketing consultant, or perhaps you want a partner in this