New book from Huron Street Press offers guidance for working from home

For Immediate Release
Tue, 10/23/2012


Jill Davis

Marketing Manager

ALA Editions

1-800-545-2433 ext. 5418

CHICAGO— Written from firsthand experience and supported by interviews with successful work-from-home people in a variety of circumstances, “Working from Home: Earn a Living Where You Live,” by Jane Jerrard, is a thorough and thoughtful resource on generating an income outside the traditional office environment.

Published by Huron Street Press, a trade publishing imprint of the American Library Association and available through Independent Publishers Group as well as numerous traditional retail outlets in both print and e-book editions, this handbook scrutinizes every aspect of working from home. The guide is divided into two parts: working from home for an employer and starting a home-based business.

Offering a checklist of pros and cons in addition to realistic advice that takes into full account the limitations that may arise in any given situation, the book tackles everything from logistics to legality—including understanding tax forms, setting up a work space, staying motivated, succeeding with self-marketing and basic accounting help. The book also provides helpful advice for seeking a job, creating a winning resume and nailing the interview, as well as avoiding scams and rip-offs.

Jerrard has worked from home as a freelance writer and editor since 1997. In that time, she has written across a variety of genres, including hundreds of trade journal articles, a regular career-development column for physicians and numerous books, which include the ALA Editions titles “Crisis in Employment: A Librarian's Guide to Helping Job Seekers,” and “Privatizing Libraries.”

In line with ALA’s mission to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all, Huron Street Press, a publishing imprint of the American Library Association, harnesses the expertise of the Association and encourages library use among the public. Huron Street Press is administered through ALA Editions, which publishes resources used worldwide by tens of thousands of library and information professionals to improve programs, build on best practices, develop leadership, and for personal professional development. ALA authors and developers are leaders in their fields, and their content is published in a growing range of print and electronic formats. Contact ALA Editions at (800) 545-2433 ext. 5418 or