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Writing programming books

Christophe Verré

Joined: Nov 24, 2005
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I don't know in which forum to ask about this.
I would like to know about writing programming books. How does the whole process gets going ? Contacting an editor ? Sending a draft ? About the layout and the format. About the remuneration. There's so much to ask ! If any authors could share some light, that would be greatly appreciated.

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Bert Bates

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It's a huge topic, but here is a great place to get most of your questions answered. After reading this, feel free to ask more specific questions:


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Christophe Verré

Joined: Nov 24, 2005
Posts: 14688

It's a huge topic

Yes it is. I'm really curious about it
Thank you for the link.
Cameron Wallace McKenzie
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Get an ISBN, write it in Microsoft Word, and list it on amazon.com.

That's how I got started.


Check out the link, especially the pricing page. It'll show you exactly what it'll cost to print up 25, 250, or 2500 copies of your book.

Let me know if you need help. If you write it, I'll publish it for you.

Get writing!

-Cameron McKenzie
Christophe Verré

Joined: Nov 24, 2005
Posts: 14688

Thank you Cameron. I will check it out too.
Once it's been published, how do you deal with sale price and distribution ?
Atul Sawant
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Joined: Jul 06, 2006
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Hey Satou,

If i can ask...on which technology are you writing a book?

My best wishes!

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Christophe Verré

Joined: Nov 24, 2005
Posts: 14688

No no no, I'm not writing yet. Just wondering how the whole process goes. If I were writing, that would be Java related.
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