Caribbean Writers' Marketplace
Home for Business Management, Project Management and Life Skills Authors
The issue being addressed
In the Caribbean, there are valuable books, eBooks, research documents, videos and other documentation of the work of Caribbean people and those of the diaspora, in the areas of Project Management, Business Management and Life Skills but there are no available listings of these writings.
Often these sources of information are known in the individual countries but listings are not available across the Caribbean and certainly not in our book stores or libraries. Government web sites, websites of international agencies, universities and a few others give books and other information in these areas but accessing the information on these sites often pose a problem.
As university lecturers, the text books we use are mainly written by persons outside of the Caribbean and the examples, etc., focus on these countries and their issues. While much is relevant to business and project management anywhere, there is often the need to adapt some of what is in them to our situations in the Caribbean. In addition, in the area of project management, there is insufficient documentation of our projects on which millions are spent and we often use foreign case studies.
We need to address these gaps of information, not only to better prepare our students for the business and project management environment in which they have to operate, but also to facilitate the sale of the work of these Caribbean persons.
The importance of these three area
The rationale for the website
To build a database of information and information sources for writings of Caribbean persons and those of the diaspora in the areas of business management, project management and life skills
Provide a marketing platform
This will provide a platform for the writers/publishers wishing to use the website to display their books with possible links to their websites, social media, etc., or even to Amazon where they can be sold.
To ensure ready access
It is difficult to find listings of these books even in our nations’ libraries. As university lectures we purchase foreign books and adapt them in our teaching. These listings will give us access to books tailored to our needs
To have a blog
There is the need for a blog that focuses on the cross- cutting issues affecting the Caribbean and in particular its lecturers and students. This is especially necessary in online teaching that seems to be the new normal since the covid-19 pandemic.
Encourage the packaging and merchandising of much of the research, unfinished books, and life skill material – skits, plays, poems, etc. that are sitting on our shelves unfinished
We are a group of Caribbean persons committed to facilitating more regional writings in the areas of project management, business management and life skills development, so that issues relative to Caribbean people and those of the despora can be easily distilled.
A call for volunteers
What can you do?