ProgWriter [programmer + writer]
Last updated on 2014-09-19
About the Book
The book is available at https://gumroad.com/l/progwriter.
Hi, I’m Azat, and as of this writing, I’ve created five books on programming (both self-published and traditionally published). And I want to share my experience with you so you can avoid mistakes, pick the easiest and fastest route to success, help others learn tech, and add a source of passive income. Publish your first book and become a programmer that writes, or simply progwriter!
The ProgWriter resource will include materials on how to:
- Conduct a proper research and identify trends
- Produce a good book fast and easy
- Apply the best tools and skills to tech writing
- Structure well and use proper styles
- Pre-sale and launch a book
- Properly and effectively market a book
- Who This Book is For
- What This Book Is
- What This Book is Not
- How to Use the Book
I My Story
- 1. Humble Beginnings
- 2. Learning Node.js
- 3. Mastering a Niche
- 4. Going Traditional
- 5. Why Write Books
- 6. Why Write a Programming Book
- 7. Traditional vs. Self-Publishing
- 8. The Time Spent Writing
- 9. The ProgWriter Creative Process
- 10. Researching The Topic
- 11. Technical Book Categories
- 12. Testing Your Topics
- 13. Writing The Manuscript
- 14. Markdown for The Win
- 15. Health
- 16. Structuring The Book Properly
- 17. Summarizing Chicago vs. AP Styles
- 18. My Style: Paragraphs, Lists, Asides
- 19. Dealing with Source Code and Figures
- 20. Editing, Design and Finding Help
- 21. Spread The Word
- 22. Have a Platform
- 23. Marketplace vs. Storefront
- 24. How to Improve Amazon Sales
- 25. Pricing
- 26. Packaging and Bundling
- 27. Upselling and Cross-selling
- 28. Launch
- 29. Things to Avoid
- 30. Support
- 30.1 Should I have a dedicated website?
- 30.2 Should I prepare a launch plan for my book?
- 30.3 How to market to other developers (some of them who think everything should be free)
- 30.4 What tools/programs should people use to write a technical book?
- 30.5 How do you go about the editing and proofreading? Do you have a technical editor and a normal editor?
- 30.6 Tips on topics or ideas to write about.
- 30.7 How to structure the book
- 30.8 How much to write each day
- 30.9 Techniques on list building, beyond just blogging
- 30.10 Should I create webinars?
- 30.11 What do you use to publish books on Amazon?
VII Successful ProgWriter Survey
- 31. Oren Ellenbogen
- 32. Pedro Teixeira
- 33. Maksim Surguy
- 34. Manuel Kiessling
- Appendix A: Markdown Cheatsheet
- Appendix C: Tools and Services
- Appendix C: Traditional Publishers
Appendix D: International Publishers
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