Publication Information for Potential Authors
WorldShare Books is technically a subsidiary of Taos Institute Publications (TIP), and you may find it helpful to scan the TIP website for a more complete understanding of the publishing context (www.taosinstitute.net/taos-institute-publications). All Taos Institute publications now fall into one of three main categories, and for convenience it is useful to consider any WorldShare submissions in terms of one of these categories:
- Focus Books: These provide brief introductions and overviews designed for scholars, practitioners, students, and the openly curious public.
- Tempo Series: This series is especially dedicated to contemporary practices over a wide range of fields that are of interest to practitioners and the general public.
- Books for Professionals: This series provides in-depth and fully developed offerings that are devoted to both theoretical issues and relational practices.
Publication Selection and Creation
It is essential that all materials published in the WorldShare Books project be in some form of dialogue with constructionist ideas. We do not wish to build a wall between what is and what is not constructionist, and movement across borders of understanding and practice is essential. However, books in this series should demonstrate some connection with constructionist ideas, broadly conceived. Books relevant to issues of dialogue, collaborative practice, and social coordination are especially suitable. If in doubt about a potential offering, please consult with one of the Editorial Board members.
Beyond this, you are invited to think creatively about the kinds of materials that might be valued by a broader audience of scholars and/or practitioners. Other than simply writing a book, potential authors could, for example:
1. Integrate a series of his or her best papers.
2. Publish the best presentations from a conference.
3. Make his or her practice available in a Focus Book. The same may be said for an institute that specializes in innovative or effective practices.
4. Employ performative communication practices, that is relevant ideas conveyed as performance (novels, short stories, poetry, photography, etc.)
5. Propose out-of-print classics that could be made available to a constructionist-oriented audience.
E-Book and Print Possibilities
Authors wishing to pursue publishing their work as an E-book should contact one of the Senior Editors.