I’ve decided that my first official act as an Embarcadero MVP will be to write a book.
Here’s some details:
- You can see the outline and a brief discussion here.
- I’m writing it on LeanPub. LeanPub is very cool. They make it very easy for a guy like me to write a book – that is, a guy who doesn’t really know anything about the process of actually producing a book, as opposed to the content in the book.
- LeanPub outputs to PDF, MOBI, and ePub formats.
- Eventually I’ll probably put the book on Lulu or some other on-demand publisher to allow folks to get physical copies if that is what they prefer.
- You can view the outline on the LeanPub page
- The book will contain a lot of content from my blog, but of course I’ll enhance and improve that material. And there will, of course, be a lot of new material.
- Many of the topics will include the Delphi Spring Framework, DUnit, ,and other cool new frameworks.
- I’ve actually been working on the book for a while, but once I saw LeanPub, I knew that I had to make the move official.
- You can sign up to find out when the book gets published. You can also tell me how much you are willing to pay for the book.
- LeanPub lets you very easily update and enhance the content. So I’ll probably publish well before I’m done and then update as I go along.
- This will allow early buyers (who will likely pay a lower price) to provide feedback. Sort of like a “beta test” program.
- It will also let me correct mistakes
- And of course all purchasers will always have access to the latest and greatest version.
- I’ll naturally incorporate feedback as much as I can. Your help will make the book better for everyone.
- I don’t know yet what I’ll charge and when. That’s another cool feature of LeanPub – I can experiment with the pricing. A lot of books on LeanPub have a variable, choose-your-own price models.
So I’m pretty excited. LeanPub really was the catalyst to finally move ahead and make my idea public.
So give the book a look, sign up to receive updates, and please feel free to provide feedback – I’m interested in what the community has to say. As long as you are polite and professional, of course.