The Axis History Forum helped get my book published. How? I had a book manuscript tucked away--hidden actually--when I signed up for the Axis History Forum. I joined to see what was going on with research on Nazi Germany, mostly Berlin, and also anti-fascist resistance in Germany (both Jewish and non-Jewish). So one day I mentioned briefly on Axis History Forum that I had an unpublished manuscript on the Herbert Baum group, who were anti-fascist Jews and non-Jews in the resistance. I thought nothing of it further.
Then I began to get messages--and then emails--from an editor at a publisher. He wanted to see my manuscript! I was shocked. I had no intention of submitting my manuscript ever again. I had submitted it to 35 publishers that rejected it. Then I tried one last time in 1998 to revise and publish it. It was accepted by a publisher in Europe. The only problem was that they were not going to provide an editor and I had to pay them! So for some reason I pulled my book from being published by them. To make a long story short, my book Berlin Ghetto: Herbert Baum and the Anti-fascist Resistanc
e, will be published in August of this year by The History Press. Here is a link to my Facebook page for the book: http://www.facebook.com/BerlinGhetto
I wrote about the 28 years it took to get my book finished, which includes a section on how the Axis History Forum helped, on my blog, Propaganda-Pravda
. Here is a link to my post: http://propaganda-history.blogspot.com/ ... years.html
Here is a link to my publisher's page for Berlin Ghetto
: http://www.thehistorypress.co.uk/produc ... tance.aspx
If any of you have unpublished manuscripts, partial manuscripts, or ideas for a book, then I strongly suggest that you post a brief synopsis of it on Axis History Forum. Publishers want interesting material. There is no guarantee that you will get published, but based on my experience it is worth a try.
If any of you have manuscripts or ideas for books/articles on Jewish anti-fascism or resistance in Berlin/Germany, please let me know. I may be able to suggest a place to publish it. I also know leading experts in the field of Jewish anti-fascist resistance that may be willing to read such pieces.
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