FLOSS Weekly with Doc Searls

Sep 13th 2023

FLOSS Weekly 749

That's In Chapter Three

Kyle Rankin, How To Write a Tech Book

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Guests: Kyle Rankin
Category: News

Writing a tech book is easy if you start with the proper guidance. Doc Searls and Jonathan Bennett get that guidance and much more from Kyle Rankin, author of How to Write a Tech Book.

  • The benefits of using LaTeX for formatting and layout when self-publishing.
  • How to pitch a book idea to traditional tech publishers like O'Reilly.
  • Advice on when you're ready to write your first tech book based on your skills.
  • How to make the transition from writing short-form articles to full book projects.
  • Differences between self-publishing and working with traditional publishers.
  • The editing process and importance of tech editing to perfect a textbook manuscript.
  • How the rise of the internet and digital documents impacts tech book publishing.

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