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NYC LOCAL: Wednesday 28 September 2005 NYLUG: The Real Peter Norton on Writing a Technical Book
28 Sep 2005 00:21:23 -0400
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From: Sunny Dubey <address@hidden>
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Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2005 11:04:52 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: [nylug-announce] NY Linux Users Grp Meeting 9/28: Peter Norton on
Writing a Technical Book
September 28th, 2005
IBM Headquarters Building
590 Madison Avenue at 57th Street
12th Floor, home to the IBM Linux Center of Competency
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You must R.S.V.P. for *EVERY* meeting.
Register at http://rsvp.nylug.org/
Check in with photo ID at the lobby for badge and room number.
Peter Norton (NYLUG)
Writing a Technical Book
There are two people who make any program work. There is the
programmer who writes the software, and there's the user who becomes
so good at using the program that they are the single point of
contact for new and old users alike to find out how to make that
program stand up and do tricks.
If you've ever been either of those people and you've thought that
you should write a book so that your users can get all the
information they deserve and have it be done professionally and hold
it in their hands without dealing with paper jams, this presentation
is for you.
This talk will give you some understanding of how to organize your
knowledge into an outline that you can use to talk to publishers and
to bring in collaborators, as well as other aspects of making your
knowledge into a book.
Some things that will be discussed are:
* Money (or you won't get rich doing this)
* Agents, and what they do.
* The outline, and turning it into your table of contents
* Proving your book has an audience
* Pace yourself - you'll have to give yourself time
* Setting a good tone while still advocating your favorite
* Figure out who your audience is, and remember to write
While writing a book has a lot in common with writing normal
documentation and with writing papers for school, there are specific
issues that come up in book writing, such as holding down a day job,
trying to collaborate on a project that can become your second (or
third) job, and what content goes on-line and what the expectations
are after the book is done.
About Peter Norton
Peter is an officer of NYLUG, and the author/co-author of 3
Swag (Give Away) - During the meeting... there will be a number of
beginner python books to give away.
After the meeting ... Join us around 8:30pm or so at TGI Friday's,
located at 677 Lexington Avenue and 56th Street, second floor.
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version of this announcement, our archives, and a lot of other good
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