- Set up a mailing list for writers, editors, contributors, and reviewers to discuss books and articles in process or under development
- Make and maintain a list of people interested in contributing to books and articles along with their expertises.
For example, I might sign up on a wiki page as an interesting expert in testing, such that someone writing an article or a book or training about testing in Perl might contact me about reviewing the work.
Curating the mailing list might be interesting in trying to avoid a rush of publishers begging for books (or to keep one company or another from trying to dominate the conversation—I'm aware that my interest in this could appear like a conflict of interest), but with caution it could work well.
What do you think? Would you participate in either or both?