NYCBSDCon accepted my talk proposal:
BSD Needs Books
If you wander into any bookstore, brick or virtual, you’ll see books on Linux, Solaris, Macintosh, and even non-Unix-like operating systems. The BSD books are far between. We as a community need to address this if we’re to expand our reach.
This talk covers designing, selling, writing, and promoting your own technical book, with a special emphasis on BSD books. I’ll cover everything that I wished I’d known before I started, common errors, where the “generally accepted wisdom” is wrong, how to actually complete the book, how you can use your publisher to your advantage, post-publication work, and — most important — how to enjoy the process.
I’ve attended NYCBSDCon repeatedly, and have never been disappointed. They always have interesting content and the after-hours events are fabulous. (Yes, I like BSDCan as well, but there is no place in the world like New York City.)
Now to figure out how I do what I do…