On Writing Books

Learn what it takes to write a technical book, and why you might want to write one. This talk is partly an inside look at how the technology-book publishing industry works, partly a how-to guide on crafting a book proposal, and partly a warning of what to expect should you have the good fortune to sell an idea to a publisher.


Technical professionals enjoy easier access to publishers than authors in almost all other genres. Forward-thinking technology professionals can take advantage of that access to position themselves in the marketplace, boost credibility with clients, and build influence amongst their peers. If you have a book idea in mind, or even if you are just curious, this talk helps by showing how good authors transition from ideas to long-form content that makes a difference.