Book Author

DESCRIPTION: 
The Trail Conference publishes books about local hiking. The books need to be accurate and entertaining. Writing a book is a major time commitment. You will need to hike all of the trails in the book, some multiple times. While hiking, you may also be taking pictures, measuring lengths and GPSing them as well as taking notes. We provide trail checkers, a project manager, an editor, book layout and design, and cartography to help you produce a quality book.
NECESSARY SKILLS and QUALIFICATIONS: 
  • Writes accurately and well
  • Understands how to and can write a trail/hike description
  • Willing to spend hours hiking and taking notes
  • Team player with project manager and editor
  • Willing to sign a copyright assignment
RESPONSIBILITIES and DUTIES: 
  • Write text for hiking book
  • Research background material
  • Participate in promoting book when completed
Training: 
Meet with Pubs Committee chair and experienced Trail Conference authors. We have a publications manual to assist both the author and the others involved in the production.
Commitment Type: 
Long Term
TIME COMMITMENT: 
Many hours over a two year period - you will average about one mile an hour when taking notes. Figure on spending at least six hours per mile covered in the book.  
Location Type: 
Off Trail
Location Type: 
On Trail
Oversight: 
Publications Chair
Age Requirements: 
18 and older
Committee: 
Publications