This letter appeared in my email inbox, with no warning, exactly one hour ago. No words can describe my sheer euphoria, so I won’t even try. The letter speaks for itself.
The eLearning Guild has identified your article, “The Design Document: Your Blueprint for e-Learning Standards and Consistency,” as one of the top 25 that we have published since 2002! This selection is based on the ongoing downloads since original publication and on our judgment of the quality and ongoing value of the content in the article.
We are working with Pfeiffer, an imprint of Wiley, to produce a book containing the best of the articles from Learning Solutions and The eLearning Developers’ Journal. With your permission, I would like to include your article in the book, which is tentatively scheduled for release in the spring of 2008. As one of the contributing authors, your bio and photo will be published in the book, and you will receive two copies of the book.
Both Pfeiffer and The eLearning Guild will promote sales of the book. It will be available for purchase online from The Guild Web site and from Pfeiffer. It will also be on sale at events sponsored by The eLearning Guild, such as the Guild Annual Conference and DevLearn. Pfeiffer is a well-known and respected publisher of books on training, and it has a global presence. By appearing in The Guild’s book, your article will potentially come to the attention of thousands of readers worldwide who would otherwise not have access to it.
If you would like for your article to appear in the book, please complete the attached agreement, sign it, make a copy for yourself, and return the original to me along with your updated 150-word bio, and a current photo of yourself. Mail these to me so that I receive them by Friday, August 3, 2007. (For your convenience, you may email your photo to me as a high-resolution JPEG file.) If you do not want your article to appear in the book, please let me know no later than Friday, July 27, 2007 so that I have time to find a replacement.
Thank you once again for your contributions to The eLearning Guild’s publications, and we are all looking forward to seeing your work in this book!
Bill Brandon, Editor
The eLearning Guild
I’m getting published. I’m getting published! I’m getting PUBLISHED!!!!
I won’t make a cent from the deal, but I will forever have the honor of seeing my words and my name published in print, from a respected publisher in my field. God is good!