There isn’t much Terminates Here DJ activity at the moment (none, actually), but progress on my ‘Dark Scene 500’ book continues. I’m well over halfway through the first draft, and I’ll soon be at the stage where I’ll be asking for help. Specifically, I will be looking for some expertise in certain sub-genres which haven’t featured heavily in my own scene experiences, but I know are too important to leave out.
As for getting the thing published, self-publication seems to be the way to go these days. I’m hoping crowdfunding will be a cost-effective way of paying for this, given I’m not seeking any personal financial gain from this endeavour. As a sign of good faith, I won’t start this process until I know the text is close to the “finishing line”, given the real costs of self-publishing don’t really come into play until after the text is drafted.
The one area where I’m really stuck, and looking for suggestions – finding an editor. Google searching mainly seems to yield US-oriented editors practised in either academic texts or works of fiction, and this book is none of these things. So if anyone has any ideas for how to find someone who could help get a mammoth tome about obscure musical styles written in colloquial (sometimes cynical) British English into some kind of publishable shape, please get in touch.