Rejuvenation Projects are natural extensions of e-publishing. By working closely with content we sometimes determine that it deserves more than just digitizing the work and making it available for anyone searching for it. What if nobody is searching for it?
When we select a book (or series) that provides excellent representation for what currently resides in the fringes – and if we feel the material is still relevant – we may start a Rejuvenation Project for it.
Rejuvenation Projects go a step further than digitizing, editing, creating supplementary content, designing covers, compiling, and distributing. In RPs we proselytize; we preach in public; we professionally promote. We try to spread the word by whatever methods are current and effective. We may acquire domains, create websites and blogs, form a Facebook and Twitter presence specifically for the work, or frequent forums where the content is most applicable. We may do all of these things.
With a regular project we are primarily looking to create availability while also adding a bit of unique supplementary content to give the work a modern spin. In a Rejuvenation Project we want to create availability and awareness – long term awareness.
We’d love to make everything we publish into a project, or mini-project, but we are bottle-necked by the length of the days. So we pick carefully and infrequently and hope people enjoy the fruit of our labor all the same.