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Want to write a Ruby book for a major publisher?

By Peter Cooper / August 14, 2006


Authors and technical reviewers required!

Technical publishers Apress are busy working on what be the biggest line of Ruby and Rails books in the industry, and now that I've figured out how to self publish a book, my book Beginning Ruby is set to be one of the first to hit the shelves along with Beginning Ruby on Rails, Pro Ruby, and Beginning Ruby on Rails E-Commerce all by other great developers (Jarkko Laine is working on the e-commerce book, for instance).

Keir Thomas, an editor at Apress and responsible for the open-source web development line, has told me they're looking for even more developers to get involved with their Ruby and Rails related offerings. They're looking for both authors and technical reviewers. Authors should have strong professional experience of Rails or Ruby, and while previous writing experience is a bonus, enthusiasm and knowledge are of most importance. Tech reviewers should have a similar level of experience, although the amount of work involved is significantly less (of course!). Tech reviewing is a great way to get a feel for what publishing is like and makes an ideal line on the résumé, particularly if you want to write in the future.

If you're interested in writing for, or being a technical reviewer for, Apress, drop Keir Thomas a line at keir.thomas (at), and tell him you saw this post. Update! If possible, please send Keir some form of résumé or list your experience with Ruby / Rails and/or writing, as otherwise he'll just be e-mailing back to request this :)


  1. Jason says:

    This sounds great! Thanks for the tip. I contacted Keir already as this is something I have been thinking about for quite some time.


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