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What I've been up to - my first book deal :)
« on: April 03, 2007, 10:05:48 AM »

Thought you guys would be interested, a few weeks ago I was approached by Wiley Inc about co-authoring their upcoming Zune for Dummies book.

I guess they know a Dummy when they see one.  Smiley

Since then I've been developing chapters, conducting tech reviews, and taking photographs. There are two other authors, both of them are Microsoft employees. I'm not credited yet as an author (i.e. on the Amazon listing), but am told that before the book is released all three of us will be listed as authors.

It was nice of Wiley to think of Zunerama when selecting authors for the book. I've never been involved in a published book before, and it has been fascinating going through the drafting, tech reviews, and copy-editing process.

I'm not sure what the release date will be but will let you know once it's firmed up!

- Harvey



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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2007, 10:25:04 AM »

Yay! Go Harvey! Nice to know all your Zune knowledge has paid off!

Can't promise I'll buy a copy (I'm starting college next year and need every penny I can get) but I'll certainly read it at a bookstore or something!

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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2007, 10:52:45 AM »

Congrats!
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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2007, 11:57:40 AM »

Awesome Harv, ping me if ya ever need some editing advice. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2007, 12:07:25 PM »

Okay! I need all the help I can get!
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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2007, 12:12:31 PM »

Sweet,
you must feel on top of the world.
Congrats!  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2007, 04:35:16 PM »

Welcome to the team Harvey... we are really happy to have you on board Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2007, 04:52:45 PM »

Hello Duncan!! Great to be working with you!!
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« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2007, 07:09:35 PM »

Just a thought: Maybe you could add this to the blog. It is big news and Zune related and pretty cool...

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« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2007, 07:29:39 PM »

Good idea, I'll post that tonight on the blog.
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« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2007, 07:56:19 PM »

don't forget to mention "xoom" on the acknowledgements page...  Wink
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« Reply #11 on: April 03, 2007, 09:08:47 PM »

and dr1v3thru for his analogy to the chocolate fudge brownie!  Grin
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« Reply #12 on: April 03, 2007, 10:17:10 PM »

Pretty Cool!
Could have used the book a month ago though. Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2007, 05:07:05 AM »

Well, at least you have a lot of test subjects (dummies) around here to test your material on!
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« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2007, 05:37:43 AM »

Way to Go Harv. Keep it up!
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