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      ProgWriter [programmer + writer]

      Lessons learned on my path from ordinary developer to writer of multiple programming books—that sell


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      Table of Contents

      Foreword by Nathan Barry

      Introduction

      I My Story

      • Humble Beginnings
      • Learning Node.js
      • Mastering a Niche
      • Going Traditional

      II ProgWriter

      • Why Write Books
      • Why Write a Programming Book
      • Traditional vs. Self-Publishing
      • The Time Spent Writing
      • The ProgWriter Creative Process

      III Writing

      • Researching The Topic
      • Technical Book Categories
      • Testing Your Topics
      • Writing The Manuscript
      • Markdown for The Win
      • Health

      IV Publishing

      • Structuring The Book Properly
      • Summarizing Chicago vs. AP Styles
      • My Style: Paragraphs, Lists, Asides
      • Dealing with Source Code and Figures
      • Editing, Design and Finding Help

      V Marketing

      • Spread The Word
      • Have a Platform
      • Marketplace vs. Storefront
      • How to Improve Amazon Sales
      • Pricing
      • Packaging and Bundling
      • Up-selling and Cross-selling
      • Launch
      • Things to Avoid

      VI Q&A

      • Should I have a dedicated website?
      • Should I prepare a launch plan for my book?
      • How to market to other developers (some of them who think everything should be free)?
      • What tools/programs do people use to write a technical book?
      • How do you go about the editing and

        proof-reading? Do you have a technical editor and a normal editor?

      • Any tips on topics or ideas to write about?
      • How to structure the book?
      • How much to write each day?
      • Any techniques on list building, beyond just blogging?
      • Should I create webinars?
      • What do you use to publish a book on

        Amazon?

      VII Successful ProgWriter Survey

      Outro

      Appendix A: Absolutely Bare Minimum Markdown Cheatsheet
      Appendix C: Tools and Services
      Appendix C: Traditional Publishers
      Appendix D: International Publishers

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