AUSA Book Program Praised in ‘Publishers Weekly’
The July 16 issue of Publishers Weekly includes a complimentary profile of the Association of the U.S. Army’s book program.
In a feature focused on military-related books, the article notes AUSA has been involved with 185 titles since the book program began in the 1990s in partnership with publishers including Naval Institute Press, Casemate Publishers and the University Press of Kentucky.
The article describes AUSA as a “matchmaker between authors and publishers of military history.”
Joe Craig, AUSA Book Program director, notes in the article that the association not only helps gets books printed but also assists with marketing by hosting lectures featuring books through AUSA’s Institute of Land Warfare, sponsoring a pavilion for authors at the Annual Meeting and Exposition held in Washington, D.C., each fall and by reviewing books in ARMY magazine, AUSA’s monthly publication for members.
“We have a lot of authors that come from a military background,” Craig says in the Publishers Weekly article. “These people have great stories to tell, but are not as familiar with the publishing world. That’s where the book program can really help out.”