Starting a New Book

When deciding to start a book project, you have two options. You write a book that you want to hold in your hands or you write a book that you want to see others holding in their hands.

Starting a New Book

This is an excerpt of the upcoming book “Writing Better Books, the Agile Way.” 4  Starting a New Book There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. —Maya Angelou When deciding to start a book project, you have two options. You write the book you want to hold in your hands or …

Your (First) Book Will Not Sell and Why That Is OK

This is an excerpt from Writing Better Books the Agile Way, you can get a copy here. Your First Book will be your Greatest Teacher Writing books is hard. The deceptive thing about books is that they are easy to read. There is no hidden mechanism in the book, the book is exactly what you …

Comparing Word vs LaTeX

This is an excerpt of the book “Better Books with LaTeX.” The book comes with a LaTeX template you can use to easily create your own books. — Everyone knows Word. Although “knowing” mostly refers to the ease of use, as it is a “what you see is what you get” text editor. But if …

Recommended additional reading (PfH2: Continuum)

For “Philosophy for Heroes: Continuum,” I relied on a number of authors for inspiration, ideas, and source material. Here is a selection of recommended additional reading, if you want to go beyond the introduction I gave in the book itself, here is my list for the first book. Enjoy! Clemens Lode. Philosophy for Heroes: Knowledge. Clemens Lode …

Copyright and Property

Books connect us to the past and impart to us the wisdom accumulated by countless generations. The writing of a book requires so much effort that we expect a high quality in terms of form and content. Often those embark on such a journey, to write a book, do so out of love of communicating …

How can a visit to an Italian restaurant help us to better understand the world?

How can a visit to an Italian restaurant help us to better understand the world? We live in a complex world, but language helps us to grasp even complex situations. What is the connection between pizza and heroism? At first, the two hardly seem related–one is a favorite dish and the other is a way …