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Old 03-16-2012, 11:53 AM   #1
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Post How can i find some interested users for write a Linux book?


Hello All.
I need some users for write a book about GNU/Linux,Can i find some good users that familiar with writing and Publishing?

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Old 03-16-2012, 02:38 PM   #2
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You should give a little more detail on what you are trying to write and why. Are you looking to write something targeted at a specific audience or on a specific topic? In my opinion there are too many linux books out there that drown out the good ones and make it hard for people to find a decent one to start off with learning Linux.
 
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Old 03-17-2012, 07:06 PM   #3
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If you can do both you are self sufficient. From your context I believe that you are the faction that desires to have your book published. I would just write a book ; in a word processor (AbiWord) and then eventually make a Pdf file out of it. If you send a hand typed book to a publisher they want the lines to be double spaced so I would research how publishers want the product presented to them for inspection. You might take the advice of people that have a mental frame work from the understanding of other fields opinion on your approach to it ;people who can at least relate. The best way to test a book is to let someone that has no knowledge of the subject read it. If they fail to understand the topic your book is not going to be learned from.


Good luck on your Endeavor!
 
Old 03-20-2012, 05:37 PM   #4
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Having recently published a shell scripting book with Wiley[1], I would say not to worry too much about formatting at all at this stage, it's the content that matters. Wiley (and I assume all publishers) have their own templates and tools for working out exactly how many pages your words take up (allowing for the size of headings and so on) which will be very specific to the publisher (and probably to the series that the book is part of, if any)

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[1]amzn.com/1118024486
 
Old 03-22-2012, 11:51 AM   #5
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Thanks.
 
Old 03-22-2012, 03:04 PM   #6
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You won't like part of this, but:
  • Someone who knows English will have to be part of the process; currently your English is not good enough for the final product. That person might be a sub-editor at the publisher, although that has its disadvantages, too, or it might be part of your team.
  • If several people are to cooperate on this project, the software used has to facilitate their cooperation. You have to be able to produce output in a form in which it is usable for the next stage. It seems that, from the position from which you start, the software has to run on a Linux platform. These requirements box you in, as far as your choice of software is concerned, so give this some thought.
  • At this point, you haven't really defined anything about the final product, apart from 'about GNU/Linux'. You would have to be much clearer, to make some progress (what exactly is it about - a general 'Beginners' Intro', something about a specialised area, such as networking, about some particular distro, a general document about Beginner's distros, about more advanced topics...?)
 
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Old 03-24-2012, 11:27 AM   #7
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Hello salasi.
Thanks very much for post.
About my English language,You right, it is not good for writing but don't worry i use some friends that can be correct my writing.
My Aim is a write book for beginner users.
If your problem is my English language,Don't worry,you can test me.

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