Well, this is a new low for me. 20 pages in the Resilient Web Developer (ResDev) globalsawersventurebeat book and you can’t even put it on sale? I’m not sure if that’s good or bad, but it is kind of ridiculous. Notwithstanding the word “libidos,” this blog is about more than just coding; it’s also a place where people of all kinds—developers, developers of all kinds, web developers—can come together to create something great and share their experiences. It shouldn’t have been so hard for me to figure out that this blog would be good for this particular project. And now here we are—20 pages into my second edition and still no public release? You might think that writing a book would be easier than doing so in real life, right? Well, not necessarily… You see, when you write a book there’s usually an outline you follow closely. Sometimes you work on an idea one hour a day for two months straight. Sometimes you dedicate your whole life to writing the whole thing down. But most often the outline is just your guide as to where you are at with your book and how to continue moving forward. So how do you know if your outline is complete and where to go from here? Do you ask your friends what kind of books they read each day or look up the outline on Google Docs?
When is the last time you wrote one?
Well, we’re getting close. The first draft of my first book is almost complete. I’ve just been waiting for the right time to start writing the second book. Luckily, there are a few things I’ve been waiting for to happen and then there’s the publishing process.
This is all good and well and all but how is it ever going to happen? The first thing to touch on is the publishing process. There are a few factors that need to happen for a book to be published, but the most important one is the self-publishing model.
There are a variety of ways to go about this. There’s the traditional public press, which you might have heard about, or self-publishing, which is the fastest way to go. Or there’s the e-publishing model, which is what this blog is about.