February 6, 2011

I’ll write four books this year, see four books published

If you’re following me on Facebook you saw this a few weeks ago, but I figured I’d put myself under some additional pressure by publishing my book writing goals for 2010 2011 here as well.

I’m going to write four books this year.

I’ll also see to it that four books get published this year.

That last one isn’t as tough as it would seem, as Smashing WordPress Themes: Making WordPress Beautiful is already out (that’s one), and the second edition of Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog is due in April (that’s two). I’ve got another book approved, which I won’t talk about yet, but assuming nothing weird happens (contract’s not signed yet) it should be on the bookshelves after the Summer (that’s three).

This year I’ll also publish some ebooks. I’m really excited by how well the first edition of Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog did for the Kindle, and I want to play around with this. That means I’ll most likely self-publish some works digitally to allow myself to experiment, and not just tech books either. Scary territory that, scary and exciting.

So there you have it. I’ll write four books, and I’ll see (at least) four books published. Those four books aren’t necessarily the same titles, as I know that the publishing world isn’t particularly fast moving.

Now I’ve said it, can’t take it back!

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