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Preparing an anthology presents many unique challenges and rewards. Based on their experience developing Marketing the Technical Idea or Product Successfully!, the authors describe the principal steps in preparing an anthology. Many of the steps are analogous to those in all writing efforts (defining the scope and audience, making an outline, doing the research); others are unique to the preparation of an anthology (reviewing articles for inclusion, obtaining reprints and copyright permissions). Besides preparing a prospective anthologist with a framework, this article benefits other writers by reviewing several requirements common to the successful completion of any writing project.