I signed a book contract! Conversation and Community: The Social Web for Documentation

I’m simply buzzing with excitement because the ink is drying on my first book contract, and it’s with XML Press with the capable Richard Hamilton at the helm.

The title is Conversation and Community: The Social Web for Documentation. Here’s the announcement and description of the book. I’m nearly done writing it, the designer (the very creative and talented digital artist Patrick Davison) is working on the cover and interior design.

I hope you’ll put it here (on your well-stocked bookshelf):


Bookshelf photo courtesy of Stewart on Flickr.

Though it’s completely possible you’ll put it here (handy at the side of your work station or on your computer):


Workstation photo courtesy of Travis Isaacs on Flickr.

I was asked earlier, why don’t you blog about the process of landing a book contract? I’d love to tell some great story about a bright response on how I brilliantly negotiated a book contract. But there is no such story. : ) I honestly think writing two blog entries a week for the last four years or so has been the best way to explain the point I’m at today with a book contract in hand! Look for the book this summer mid-2009, as I have an aggressive schedule going right now.


  • May 7, 2009 - 10:19 am | Permalink

    Oh wow! That’s great news. Congratulations and good luck! I look forward to seeing it on my shelf, next to my computer, maybe next to the tub (too much? too far?). 😀

  • May 7, 2009 - 10:05 pm | Permalink

    Thanks! I have to admit, the storage crates for toys are taking over my bookshelves slowly but surely. So you can keep the book wherever it fits you! 🙂

  • Krista
    May 9, 2009 - 11:57 am | Permalink

    That’s great Anne!! Congratulations!

  • May 11, 2009 - 2:32 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations, Anne! I don’t know how you do it all, but you do and you do it beautifully!

  • May 18, 2009 - 12:17 pm | Permalink

    Anne! Congratulations – that’s wonderful news! I’m looking forward to reading it.

  • May 27, 2009 - 8:21 am | Permalink

    Thanks Krista, Beth, and Stewart! Your encouragement is getting me through all these remaining edits. 🙂 But I can see the light at the end of the tunnel!

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