When deciding for whom you are writing, come up with representative examples of people who will read your book. Apply names to make it more personal (and easier to remember): Peter, Bob, Mary, etc. and write a short biography and a list of interests each of those personas have that relate to your book.
A successful book is not made of what is in it, but what is left out of it.
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.
Another approach to publishing books is to use the book to market a service you provide.
This is an excerpt from Better Books with LaTeX the Agile Way. You can get a copy here. The best advice I ever got was, “Nobody is coming.” Well, at least without a reason they will not. Your inner voice may argue that if only every 1,000th person in the country bought your book, you …
How listening to your audience can help to improve the quality of a book. #feedback #agile #writing #publishing
Now that you have written and ordered all your user stories, switch your “hat” from being an idea person to a writer. #writing #projectmanagement #agile
In non-fiction works, the rules of your book are simply the rules of reality. In order to have a consistent quality throughout your book, I recommend deciding early on how deeply you will be researching specific topics. #writing #agile
For fiction books, you cannot simply map your user stories directly into individual chapters of your book. Instead, you have to approach the project in several phases. #writing #agile #fiction
What the reader wants to read and what you will provide with user stories is very much aligned. A reader has a specific problem, need, or interest, and you are trying to solve it by providing instructions or information. #agile #writing