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An Interview with Geoff Shackelford
Speed isn’t generally an important aspect of golf, but speed is exactly why golf writer Geoff Shackelford choose to publish his latest book, The Future of Golf in America, with iUniverse.
Shackelford, the author of eight previous books including The Golden Age of Golf Design and Grounds for Golf, was looking to get The Future of Golf in America out quickly to address pressing issues facing the sport. The traditional publishing process wouldn’t have the book available until the winter of 2004 at the earliest. iUniverse received Shackelford’s book in late December 2003 and had it available to order in January of 2004.
IU: How did you come to iUniverse?
It’s sort of an eye-opening experience for someone who has done
books with other publishers. How organized you all are, how smooth the
whole thing went, and how quickly. That was really great because it
was really key to get it out to try to take advantage of things that
are going on in the world of golf that are kind of snowballing. It kind
of makes me look at main-stream publishing and kind of wonder, hmm,
why aren’t they this efficient and using this technology to get
books out? Most of these books you turn in and if you’re
lucky it comes out a year later. What do they do with it for a year?
You look at that and you scratch your head.
IU: What are your impressions of the end product?
IU: What kind of things are you doing to market the book?
For more from Geoff, check out his website at www.geoffshackelford.com.
The PubGuy recommends the following iUniverse titles:
Finding True Center by Michael Gordon
Lifelong friends Nick and Easy love both golf and a serious wager. Their shared passion moves beyond the extreme when a drunken bar bet results in a far-fetched scheme: playing head-to-head in every state across America as the ultimate measure to determine the better golfer. Only their self-styled, cross-country championship quickly takes a series of unexpected turns.
Rated F by Todd Noker
When the resourceful owner of a struggling video rental business gives his customers what they want—R-rated movies that are edited for the family—the profits start to roll in. His life quickly spirals out of control when media attention about his successful business leads to a parade of fanatics that either want to kill him, or have him alter their personal video collections.
Devil in the House by Paul Theis
“This novel about the inner workings of the U.S. Congress is
as timely as today’s news and as unsettling as tomorrow’s
headlines—and just as intriguing.”