Writing a book is an unbelievably daunting task. In a world of 140-character communication, why bother churning out 200 pages of technical content? In this session, we'll talk about why people still write technical books, what the process looks like, and why these books are still worth reading. If you're thinking about writing a book about OpenStack (or even just reading a book about OpenStack), this session will offer essential tips on everything from chosing a topic to working with a publisher.
We faced a number of challenges while writing our book, "OpenStack for Architects," which was recently published by Packt. We'll walk through the hard parts, the lessons that we learned, and what we'd do differently the next time around.
- How to choose a compelling topic for a new technical book.
- How to go about actually writing the book.
- When and how to get help from friends and colleagues.
- How to work efficiently with a publisher.