Robert (gurdonark) wrote,
Robert
gurdonark

The words made print

A pleasant surprise arrived in the mail today.
Some time ago, I had been asked to be a seminar speaker an arcane aspect of insurance law. I drew up a seminar paper and went down to Orange County and presented my little talk. After the talk, I was asked if my presentation might be converted into a chapter of a book. I agreed, and thought very little more about it.

Today's mail brought to me a hardcover tome called by the suitably arcane title: "Viatical Litigation: Principles and Practice". I see that my chapter is now "Part I: the Viatical Legal Frontier", by [Gurdonark]. I must admit that there's something solidly tangible about this, even as I re-read the article to see whether there are any editing or printing errors. But I checked at amazon.com, and it is not yet posted there for sale. I'm amused at myself--but the hardcover book in my hand is not as worthy a proof of publication as a solid Amazon.com listing will be. Still, it's always nice to be published, even if it is a publication in a small press book about the law applicable to terminally ill people who sell their life insurance benefits at a discount before they die.
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