Janet is the author of 3 books on indexing.
- Running an Indexing Business, Information Today, Inc., 2001. Still timely, despite the 2001 copyright date, as the basic information hasn’t changed much over time. Available in print, as an ebook, or as a PDF download.
- Index It Right!: Advice from the Experts, Volume 2, Information Today, Inc., 2010. Available in print and e-formats.
- Indexing Tactics and Tidbits: An A-Z Guide, Information Today, Inc., 2016), is described this way by the publisher:
“In Indexing Tactics & Tidbits, master indexer Janet Perlman presents a treasure trove of practical, in-depth explanations and advice. Perlman pays homage to the Hans Wellisch classic, Indexing from A to Z, while bringing her own in-depth, conversational style and a multitude of fresh topics to the table. She provides answers and insights on audience analysis, clients and contracts, computers and software, ethics and standards, index depth and length, professional resources, usability, word methods and strategies, and much more. New and experienced indexers alike will appreciate this significant effort to address “everything you always wanted to know about indexing but were afraid to ask” by one of our preeminent indexers”