At first glance, rooftop agriculture seems like a hyper-specific topic – a niche within a niche. When you dig down into the subject matter, however, the topic’s vastness unfolds. Some of the major talking points that fall within the rooftop agriculture discussion include:
- Food justice + equity
- Public health + organics
- Local food
- How to build rooftop farms + gardens
- Economic viability
In order to act as the definitive resource on rooftop agriculture, my manuscript, Eat Up, currently discusses all of these talking points. I wonder, however, if these points are too broad to capture a literary audience. Does the manuscript currently contain a “liberal arts education,” when it should in fact have a more specialized degree? Should the first book on a subject matter broadly discuss the new topic? A little market research may help to shed some light on these questions.
This is where you, the reader, comes in. The question that I pose to you, is what are you interested in reading? I plan on conducting a few manuscript readings / market research groups around the Philadelphia area in order to collect more in-depth data, but for now, I want to hear what you have to say. So don’t be shy, post a comment about what interests you.