How being a published author can have a significant impact on your career development
Being a published author of a book that is used in schools has always been a matter of pride for those who have achieved the status. But there is more to it than that.
For one of the problems with job applications in recent years is that quite a few applicants for a post might well have CVs that look similar to each other. The suitable qualifications, experience appropriate to the post, some interesting background on out of school activities… such applications do tend to look a little similar at times.
But the applicant who has written materials that are now in use in a number of schools around the country immediately stands out. It is not just that the individual has written the book or teaching materials, but rather that other teachers are using it. That really does make the CV look different.
First and Best in Education has been publishing school texts for over 20 years, and has been involved in producing some highly innovative works in a variety of areas throughout secondary education.
From the start we have focussed on producing books that can be copied by teachers, either being put on the school’s learning platform or printed out and copied for individual classes or specific students.
Our range covers a multiplicity of topics from volumes that deal with troublesome topics in an A level syllabus through to volumes on specific special needs, from manuals on school improvement which can be copied and shared with colleagues throughout the school to starter texts for year seven pupils.
If you have an idea for a book that will appeal to teachers in secondary school we’d love to hear from you. Please email your details to: firstname.lastname@example.org and attach:
- A brief outline of the book
- Who the book is intended for
- A short extract – preferably not the opening chapter
- A table of contents.
We’ll take a look and let you know what we think.
I do hope you’ll get in touch.