Re: Tales from Shakespeare
- From: "Mayberry, Nancy K." <MAYBERRYN@[redacted]>
- Subject: Re: Tales from Shakespeare
- Date: Fri, 26 May 2000 18:56:56 -0400
Things are sure changing fast in the modern world. My husband and I
wrote a book and I insisted his name go first. Why? I had tenure and
he did not. He needed the credit in the academic world more than me....
and believe me, the first name listed is the one that gets the credit!
John Mark Ockerbloom wrote:
> I've seen a number of instances where a book has been the product
> of a husband-and-wife team, or a brother-and-sister team, but only
> the male gets on the by-line (often because he's the one with
> professional credentials). Sometimes this collaboration eventually
> gets acknowledged. (Ariel Durant managed to get on the by-line
> halfway through the Durants' _Story of Civilization_ series, though I
> gather she worked on pretty much all of the volumes.) Sometimes
> the female collaborator remains unacknowledged on the title page.
> Where this has happened with an on-line book, and you can
> show us the uncredited author's contribution (whether the
> uncredited author is male or female) please let us know!