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Publishing Your Ebook For Nerds – Lessons Learned

Working on wrapping up my third e-book. It’s a book on how to make and manage effective backlogs, or the lists of things both teams and developers do. The first two were kind of a lark — although I was trying as hard as I could, I realized that this was something that was going to take a while to learn.

This time around my e-book is much larger, and I’m hoping to hit the mainstream, both in terms of content and quality. Most all organizations have the job of coordinating their work both globally and locally, and I’ve made the book as a lesson wrapped in a story. I figure either you’ll like the lesson or the story, maybe both.

After spending several days fighting tools, I thought it’d be good to capture what I’ve learned. If you’re a tech person who wants to write an e-book, this’ll help you get from words to e-book format.

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ScrumMaster

Shot a video for my ScumMaster book last night.

I think that’s mostly it for the landing pages — at least the big parts. I have a few more reviews coming in and I need to run some standard checks on the pages. Then, of course, the rewrite.

Somebody told me the video wasn’t that good — my head is down in the bottom of the frame and it runs on too long. Meh. I spent three hours shooting it. What do you think? Should I re-do it? Or is it good enough for now?

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E-Books and Pricing — is $99.99 Okay?

After writing up a small e-book for my wife (shameless plug: Best Hamburger Casserole Recipes rocks!) I decided this past week that I think I’m ready to actually become an e-book author.

Getting started, I found some things were easy to figure out and some things I don’t have a clue about. I’ll share them with you in case you decide to go down this road too. When I got to pricing, I was really surprised at my conclusion.

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