Originally Posted by youngpeck
Sounds to me like a real opportunity for someone or some publisher, especially with the tremendous wealth of information on this forum.
Not really. Publishing is a business, and you have to look at the anticipated customer base. Airstream restoration is something of a niche market; it's not like you could write a generic travel trailer restoration guide for Airstreams and SOBs, because so few SOBs are worth the effort to restore. It would likely cost more to edit, proofread, and print the book than a publisher could recoup in sales.
More likely, any such guide would have to be self-published. Not a difficult task given the available electronic publishing formats; no need to publish a dead-tree version at all.
you were to cut a deal so that Airstream Life would publish it. Possibly as a series of articles in the magazine first, then as a collected edition once the magazine articles together add up to a whole book's worth of chapters.
Now if only we can find someone with a restoration project that he or she is willing to document from start to finish, who happens to be sufficiently literate to write well, and sufficiently witty to make the tale entertaining as well as informative, and who takes good publishable pictures, and who can write quickly enough to meet a magazine submission deadline issue after issue, we'd be all set.