About the Project
The How Not To Book Series - lessons learned the hard way is an
ongoing art project by Aleksandra
What is the idea behind it?
While the typical Self Help format gives you a recipe for obvious
success it does not take into account the many ways in which
its execution can fail due to the practitioners lack of experience.
Based on Aleksandra's personal history of disasters, the project invites people from all
around the world to share their experiences in the form of advice of what NOT to do.
Who can contribute?
What do I get?
If you submit a permanent mailing address, a copy of the book will be sent to you when completed.
What is the format for my contribution?
Please read the examples on various subjects or download a PDF sample of the already printed cookbook.
How many contributions can I make?
As many as you want.
Does everyone get published?
The first 1000 contributions on each subject will be published.
Who has copyright?
You. But when you submit an entry and your name to the How Not To Series you grant Aleksandra Mir a nonexclusive license to publish
it in all editions of the How Not To Series, and as excerpts in other publications, in print and online throughout the world.
In return you will receive one free copy of the book in which your entry appears. With 1000 contributors, this is all we can offer.
How does my name and personal information feature?
All entries appear anonymous within the body copy of the book.
They are never linked to individual contributor names, which are
simply listed in alphabetical order in the back. If you submit
your name and an address to receive a copy of the book, only your
name will be listed in print. Or, you can choose to be anonymous
throughout. Just click the Anonymous box.
We will not publish or trade with your email or postal address.
We need your email so that we can keep you up to date or contact
you if we have any questions. We need your postal address so
that we can send you the book. If you contribute anonymously
not be able to update with our news or send you the book. Up
How do I know I have been accepted?
We will reply to everyone who leaves an email address.
When does it come out?
With 9 new titles in the making, each one a great labor of love, it could be a little while
before they are all completed. Please be patient, leave us a permanent address where we can
send your book, and if you leave an email address, we will keep you updated.
What are the
9 new titles?
How Not To Romance
How Not To Parent
How Not To Sport
How Not To Nature
How Not To Art
How Not To Pet
How Not To Travel
How Not To Work
How Not To Live & Die
Submit your advice to them all!
Or post your suggestions to Future Titles