My move to Miami has pushed out the deadlines for most of my books by a month, so May is when the majority of the content for Learn Python 3 The Hard Way will drop in May. I’m done with the editing round with my publisher so the PDF will drop later today. I’m also toying with doing an ePub but I swear if one person using a janky Linux ePub reader complains about the meta-data being wrong before telling the project to fix their meta-data I’ll pull it down. Life is too short to convince angry Linux ePub developers to fix their code.
I’m also going to try my future book writing process starting today. I’ve wanted to incorporate chat into my book publishing process but haven’t really found a chat I liked. The Gitter chat seems like it’d work pretty well so I’m going to try that on the rough draft of the Learn More Python The Hard Way book. You just have to go to https://gitter.im/lcthw/more-python-help from the top of the book and you’ll be able to chat with me and everyone else.
If this works out then future books will be released this way:
- I hack on the idea until I’ve got a rough draft going.
- I post the rough draft, and put a room for the book into the LCTHW Gitter.
- I’ll hang out in there while I work on the book, answer questions, and change the rough draft based on feedback.
My goal is to get earlier feedback from people on how my exercises work and also give people free access to early releases.