Self-publishing, using Print on Demand (POD) technology and readily available eBook tools, has revolutionized traditional publishing, making it possible for anyone to publish a book or eBook. The same technology that will let you publish a memoir of your kindergarten years will also let you publish more down-to-earth content, including your technical documentation.
This presentation provides guidance for publishing content in print or eBook form and how to sell content through online retailers. It describes the steps you need to take to create deliverables from existing material and distribute them for sale in print and eBook form. You can also use these steps if you want to distribute a book privately, for example, to offer a book exclusively to your customers.
The self-publishing process has four steps: creating content, creating deliverables from that content, distributing content, and marketing. This presentation focuses on the middle two steps.
About the Presenter
Richard Hamilton is Founder and CEO of XML Press. He began his career at Bell Laboratories developing computer software and has worked at AT&T, Unix System Laboratories, Novell, and Hewlett-Packard in jobs ranging from software development to product management to documentation management.
In 2008 he founded XML Press, which is dedicated to producing high quality, practical publications for technical communicators, content strategists, managers, and marketers and the tools used by builders and engineers who support their work. Richard is the author of Managing Writers: A Real-World Guide to Managing Technical Documentation, and editor of the 2nd edition of Norm Walsh’s DocBook 5: The Definitive Guide, published in collaboration with O’Reilly Media.