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What have you always wanted to know about publishing a tech book? 🤔

radiomorillo profile image Stephanie Morillo Updated on ・1 min read

Hey DEV Community friends 👋🏽

I'm currently writing a book for developers about tech publishing and self-publishing. I have experience with both; I served as an editor for three books from three different tech publishers and have self-published my first book.

What have you always wanted to know about publishing a tech book? If you're thinking of writing a book (any kind of book for tech audiences of any length) what are some areas of confusion in the traditional publishing process and with self-publishing that can be clarified? I'm currently halfway through writing but I want to make sure I answer any common questions people may have.

Thank you!

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Binyamin Green

Thanks for this oportunity, and congrats on your upcoming book! BTW, you might want to add the ama tag to this post.

  • Is there any point to publishing a web-dev book in printed form? Wouldn't most web developers read it online?
  • What's the difference between a book, and a collection of articles on a single topic?
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Stephanie Morillo Author

Thanks Binyamin! These are excellent questions and they give me a lot to think about; appreciate it!