LODE Publishing – The Agile Way2018-09-05T20:20:40+00:00

Better Books with LaTeX

Are you a first-time author with a complete manuscript that you are ready to publish? It’s not enough to just “have a friend look it over”—unless your friend has already published a book of his or her own. You need advice for final polishing, the front and back covers, and marketing. You may even want to work with an editor, but don’t know where to begin.

Or do you write novels in Word but now want to write a professional non-fiction book? Are you looking for a better way to choose the subject of your next book? Do you want to improve the way you work with your editor?

Perhaps you are a professional editor seeking to expand your services from merely editing Word files to helping releasing books online. Are you also looking for better project management techniques to guide your clients along the way? Are you spending a lot of time indexing or managing bibliographical references?

You may already be a LaTeX expert who wants to publish your work as an ebook. Are you planning a series and need to reuse text blocks? Are you looking for ways to share your work and collaborate with others? Are you looking for support to help you with diagrams and graphics?

Or are you already a professional self-publisher who is looking for ideas to improve your existing documents and processes, especially by connecting to your readers before a book launch?

Do you plan to establish yourself as an expert in your profession by complementing your portfolio with a professional book?

Easy to Read

No prior knowledge is required, each section builds upon the previous one.

Starts with the Basics

Teaches you the advantages of using LaTeX instead of Word and the basics of LaTeX to get you started to make small adjustments to the template.

Screenshots

Screenshots and a step-by-step guide lead you from your text file to a finished book in your hands.

Working as a Team

Explains how working with an editor can save you time and money.

Organizing Ideas

Teaches you methods to organize your ideas and not get lost into details so that you can write a comprehensive but to-the-point book.

Free Template

Step by step guide with a complete premium book template. No programming needed, just copy and paste your text.

Agile Writing

Learn to do book marketing research, get early feedback by readers, split your book into individual stories, and run ads directly targeting your readers.

Mail Support

Have a question on a particular topic of the book? Write us and we will help you to understand the point better. Your feedback is welcome to improve the book and help others to understand it better as well!

Questions and Answers

Sections are introduced with a question and summarized in a final info box. This way, you cannot miss the important points of a section even when skipping pages. Feel welcome to discuss the questions in our forum with other readers!

Philosophy for Heroes: Knowledge

We are each heroes in the making. How can this be? Because we can reflect on our actions. We have the potential to become heroes in every aspect and every action of our lives…

Being a hero is much more than committing a heroic act. One does not magically morph into a “hero” as a result of circumstance: the just-in-time rescue, rising up in the midst of a crisis, or even leading others out of a catastrophe. Becoming a hero is more than even these courageous acts. It requires deep insight—the type of philosophical investigation that the greatest minds throughout history have pondered.

With his book series Philosophy for Heroes, Clemens Lode bridges the gap between coding, science, philosophy, and, ultimately, leadership. In Philosophy for Heroes: Knowledge, he takes the reader on a journey, examining the foundations of knowledge. What is the basis of our understanding of the world? How does society define a “hero”? How do basic skills, such as language and mathematics, train our way of thinking and reasoning?

Easy to Read

No prior knowledge is required, each section builds upon the previous one.

All Concepts are Defined

For all concepts, definitions are provided. The book stays away from vaguely defined words.

Diagrams

Each section provides diagrams to clarify the concepts and the interdependency to other concepts.

For Age-Groups 12+

The book is intended for a younger audience or for people who have not yet studied the basics of philosophy and language.

References

The book is meant as a starting point to explore the topic further. It makes use of references and provides a rich list of further reading material to get into depth.

Examples

Complex concepts are clarified by providing real-world examples for better understanding.

Motivational

The overall plot of the series is to become a better person. Motivational quotes and references how the abstract knowledge connects to our daily lives guide you on this path.

Mail Support

Have a question on a particular topic of the book? Write us and we will help you to understand the point better. Your feedback is welcome to improve the book and help others to understand it better as well!

Questions and Answers

Sections are introduced with a question and summarized in a final info box. This way, you cannot miss the important points of a section even when skipping pages. Feel welcome to discuss the questions in our forum with other readers!

Philosophy for Heroes: Continuum

Being a hero means standing up against false heroes. To gain this ability we need to have a good grasp of the nature of the universe and our own mind. This book introduces you to the most current and most advanced topic in science to vaccinate you against mysticism. It is easy to read, stays away from complicated mathematical details, and introduces concepts from the ground up.

The book series Philosophy for Heroes bridges the gap between science, philosophy, psychology, and ultimately leadership. In this, the second of a four-book series, you are taken on a journey through topics on the forefront of science. What is the quantum theory and how can we interpret it? How did the universe come out of “nothingness” and how did life develop from non-living matter? What is the origin of our own creativity? Through addressing these questions and challenging popular myths, we can lay the groundwork for becoming modern-day heroes.

Easy to Read

No prior knowledge is required, each section builds upon the previous one.

All Concepts are Defined

For all concepts, definitions are provided. The book stays away from vaguely defined words.

Diagrams

Each section provides diagrams to clarify the concepts and the interdependency to other concepts.

For Age-Groups 12+

The book is intended for a younger audience or for people who have not yet studied the basics of philosophy and language.

References

The book is meant as a starting point to explore the topic further. It makes use of references and provides a rich list of further reading material to get into depth.

Examples

Complex concepts are clarified by providing real-world examples for better understanding.

Motivational

The overall plot of the series is to become a better person. Motivational quotes and references how the abstract knowledge connects to our daily lives guide you on this path.

Mail Support

Have a question on a particular topic of the book? Write us and we will help you to understand the point better. Your feedback is welcome to improve the book and help others to understand it better as well!

Questions and Answers

Sections are introduced with a question and summarized in a final info box. This way, you cannot miss the important points of a section even when skipping pages. Feel welcome to discuss the questions in our forum with other readers!

Scrum Your Jira!

This book challenges two illusions that can get in the way of your company’s road to being truly Agile: first, that your Scrum is “special,” and second, that you can hide behind project management software. Jira is powerful—and this book will show you how to use it more effectively—but it makes it easy to forget that the first idea of Agile is: Individuals and interactions over processes and tools.

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Where does your team stand in terms of Agile? Are you making the most of Scrum?

This book was written with experienced Scrum Masters in mind. It trusts that you already know the basics, so the chapters will jump right into the day-to-day challenges, as well as the global idea of Agile organizations. Questions? Join us at https://www.lode.de/agile !

Easy to Read

No prior knowledge is required, each section builds upon the previous one.

All Concepts are Defined

For all concepts, definitions are provided. The book stays away from vaguely defined words.

Diagrams

Each section provides diagrams to clarify the concepts and the interdependency to other concepts.

For Age-Groups 12+

The book is intended for a younger audience or for people who have not yet studied the basics of philosophy and language.

References

The book is meant as a starting point to explore the topic further. It makes use of references and provides a rich list of further reading material to get into depth.

Examples

Complex concepts are clarified by providing real-world examples for better understanding.

Motivational

The overall plot of the series is to become a better person. Motivational quotes and references how the abstract knowledge connects to our daily lives guide you on this path.

Mail Support

Have a question on a particular topic of the book? Write us and we will help you to understand the point better. Your feedback is welcome to improve the book and help others to understand it better as well!

Questions and Answers

Sections are introduced with a question and summarized in a final info box. This way, you cannot miss the important points of a section even when skipping pages. Feel welcome to discuss the questions in our forum with other readers!

Kanban Remastered

It has been 20 years since the release of StarCraft, with a “remastered” version coming out this summer (2017). Having been an avid player, I only now realize that a surprising amount of what we know as “Agile project management” is actually implicitly part of a normal game of StarCraft.

Being an Agile coach, I realized that especially in industries with teams with a gaming background, coaching lessons could benefit if I could show the relationship between games and Agile methodology. Likewise, you can start explaining management methodology in a language that your tech-savvy audience understands.

Easy to Read

No prior knowledge is required, each section builds upon the previous one.

All Concepts are Defined

For all concepts, definitions are provided. The book stays away from vaguely defined words.

Diagrams

Each section provides diagrams to clarify the concepts and the interdependency to other concepts.

For Age-Groups 12+

The book is intended for a younger audience or for people who have not yet studied the basics of philosophy and language.

References

The book is meant as a starting point to explore the topic further. It makes use of references and provides a rich list of further reading material to get into depth.

Examples

Complex concepts are clarified by providing real-world examples for better understanding.

Motivational

The overall plot of the series is to become a better person. Motivational quotes and references how the abstract knowledge connects to our daily lives guide you on this path.

Mail Support

Have a question on a particular topic of the book? Write us and we will help you to understand the point better. Your feedback is welcome to improve the book and help others to understand it better as well!

Questions and Answers

Sections are introduced with a question and summarized in a final info box. This way, you cannot miss the important points of a section even when skipping pages. Feel welcome to discuss the questions in our forum with other readers!