10 Jan 2011
Your help needed with naming the sequel to ‘Transition Handbook’
Fevered work is going on creating the sequel to ‘The Transition Handbook’, and I need your help (again). It will be such a distinctly different (i.e. completely rewritten) book to the Handbook that we decided not to call it ‘Transition Handbook 2′, but to go for a distinctive new title. About two-thirds of it will be the ‘ingredients’ of Transition, as well as a number of practical tools, and lots of case studies of Transition in action. It will be a larger format book, with lots of photos and quotes, and (sshhh…) probably printed in full colour. The first third will be about peak oil, climate change, economics, resilience, localisation, the Transition vision of the future, in other words a framing of Transition, as well as how to use the ‘ingredients’. It will be rich with practical stories and experience, but what should it be called?
My working title for a while was ‘Making Transition Happen: recipes for resilience’, and more recently has been ‘The Big Book of Transition’, but with a publication date in September, we need to already be designing the book’s cover, hard to do when you don’t have a title. So we’d like to ask for your thoughts… what do you think it should be called? It needs to be something that appeals beyond the movement, that uses little in the way of jargon, but which also captures a sense of something dynamic and of significance underway around people. If we choose your title, we’ll credit you in the final book and also send you a copy. Can’t say fairer than that… please post your ideas as comments, and thanks for giving this some thought (I have thought about little else for weeks, to little effect clearly….).