There is a plan.
It goes like this:
Part one and part two will be available sometime in July. I’d say July 1st, but I’ll still be in Scotland. It’d be sooner, but there are still logistics to be managed around the actual layout of the book and getting the payment gateway in order. Plus, I need to actually finish the text.
Each part will be on the order of 50 - 75 PDF pages. The exact split between the two parts will depend on the final page count of the chapters.
You will also have the option to pre-purchase the entire book — that’s an immediate download of parts one and two, and an eventual update with parts three and four. That bundle will most likely be $15. I’m not sure yet how long that option will remain available.
Part three, will cover Backbone.js. It will come out something like four to six weeks after parts one and two. Part three will also be $7.
Part four, which will cover Ember.js, will come out some time in the future, same deal.
There are two reasons why the Ember.js part might take a few months. One is that I’m still kind of waiting for Ember.js to settle.
But the main reason is that I plan on doing other things.
More mini-books, in the 30-75 page range, for $5 to $10 each. I’m going to do at least one, maybe two, before the Ember.js part. (Yes, I’ll say what they are. Eventually).
And that’s the real plan: an outlet for me to release these mini-books on a regular basis. To write these ideas that I have that aren’t quite long enough for full books.
I’m excited about this. I have a few topics I’ve wanted to write about for a long time, and this is way for me to get these out to people who I think will find them useful, interesting, and fun.
A couple of other logistical things:
- In case it’s not clear, all releases will be digital with PDF, ePub, Mobi, maybe HTML. iBooks Author is a possibility, but probably not in the immediate future.
- I would update previous books to correct errors and typos and that kind of thing.
- I’d like to have some way to offer something like a subscription. I need to find out what the payment tool I’ll be using makes possible.
- I’ll probably have some sort of umbrella name for the series, but I don’t know what it will be yet.
I think this is a good plan. I hope you agree. I’d love to hear your thoughts, and if you want to get an email when the first two parts are available, please fill out the interest form