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    So You Want to Write
    for O’Reilly…
    An Introduction for New Authors
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    Who We Are and
    What We Publish
    Expertise, Yes; Obscurantism, No.




    http://oreilly.com/store
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                                                      Popular O’Reilly Series
   Nutshell      Learning   Cookbook      ...
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    Safari Books Online
    http://my.safaribooksonline.com/
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    Books on the iPhone or iPod Touch
    Safari Bookbag
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    Bookworm: Mobile ePub Books
    http://m.bookworm.oreilly.com
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    Books as iPhone Applications
    Portable, Searchable, Affordable
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    O’Reilly Rough Cuts in Safari
    Get Behind the Scenes to Stay Ahead of the Curve


                              ...
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    Rich-Media Formats
    Access to Experts on OReilly.com
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    O’Reilly Workshops
    Brain Friendly Learning in Person

        Workshops are 1- to 2-day developer- focused,
   ...
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    What topics are you interested in?

        Digital Photography,            Wireless Networking and
         Digit...
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    Publication Process
    Overview
    Doing the Right Things in the Right Order




    http://oreilly.com/oreilly/au...
+                        Send an email query to
                          proposals@oreilly.com.

                      ...
+                                        The Contract Covers:
                                              Description ...
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                         Start writing!

                         You use ...
+                          The production process includes:
                                Copyediting
                ...
+                            We promote the book online through
                              OReilly.com and Amazon.com....
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    Congratulations, You’re
    an Author—Now What?
    Become a Big Mouth for Your Book
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    Grow Your Community on OReilly.com
    Book Forums
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    Grow Your Community on OReilly.com
    Author Blogs
+
    Grow Your Community on OReilly.com
    Events Page
+
    Grow Your Community on OReilly.com
    Webcasts and Video
+
    O’Reilly’s Author Portal
    Manage Errata, Monitor Forums, Post Events & More!
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    So You Want to Write
    for O’Reilly…
    Questions?
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So You Want to Write for O'Reilly

  1. 1. + So You Want to Write for O’Reilly… An Introduction for New Authors
  2. 2. + Who We Are and What We Publish Expertise, Yes; Obscurantism, No. http://oreilly.com/store
  3. 3. + Popular O’Reilly Series Nutshell Learning Cookbook Pocket Reference Other “Animal” Missing Theory-in- Head First Books Manuals Practice
  4. 4. + Safari Books Online http://my.safaribooksonline.com/
  5. 5. + Books on the iPhone or iPod Touch Safari Bookbag
  6. 6. + Bookworm: Mobile ePub Books http://m.bookworm.oreilly.com
  7. 7. + Books as iPhone Applications Portable, Searchable, Affordable
  8. 8. + O’Reilly Rough Cuts in Safari Get Behind the Scenes to Stay Ahead of the Curve   Access is gained through a Safari Library account or a single Rough Cuts title order.   Readers sign up to receive Alerts and read updated versions online or in PDF at their convenience.   Readers post feedback and respond to comments from other users, editors, and authors.   Readers gain access to the final version for up to 45 days.
  9. 9. + Rich-Media Formats Access to Experts on OReilly.com
  10. 10. + O’Reilly Workshops Brain Friendly Learning in Person   Workshops are 1- to 2-day developer- focused, hands-on training events offered 10-12 times a year in various cities.   Instructors walk participants through relevant examples step-by-step with a focus on interactivity, collaboration, and participants’ immediate needs.   Workshops use a learning methodology based on research in cognitive science and education.
  11. 11. + What topics are you interested in?   Digital Photography,   Wireless Networking and Digital Video, and Design Mobile Devices   Consumer Applications   Big Picture Technology, and Operating Systems Social Impact, and Geek Culture   Cloud Computing and Big Data   Software Engineering   Information Design and   Web Services User Experience   Security   Bioinformatics and Other Applied Sciences   What We Don't Know…
  12. 12. + Publication Process Overview Doing the Right Things in the Right Order http://oreilly.com/oreilly/author/index.html
  13. 13. +   Send an email query to proposals@oreilly.com.   Full proposals should include:   Book summary and outline   Technology summary   Audience and market I know what I   Your qualifications want to write…   Tentative writing schedule Sample chapters or articles now what?   The Proposal Phase   We consider your proposal, and perhaps talk it over with others.   Having decided to run with the book, we sit down together and work out a contract.
  14. 14. +   The Contract Covers:   Description of the book   The grant of rights   Format of the book   Delivery schedule   Financial components:   Royalty rates for various formats What if you don't come through? (What will my     When your royalties will be paid contract cover?)   Free copies of the book We know you had to ask.   Revised editions of the book   You didn't plagiarize anything, did you?   Final legalese http://oreilly.com/oreilly/author/ ch03.html
  15. 15. +     Start writing! You use Microsoft Word or DocBook XML—and our templates! Only-if-you- must formats include:   OpenOffice.org   HTML We signed a   Your editor is closely involved. contract…   We subject your book to a thorough now what? editorial and technical review. The Writing Phase   You revise the book in accordance with the critical commentary you receive.   The book goes back to the editor as a (nearly) final draft.
  16. 16. +   The production process includes:   Copyediting   Converting text to its final format   Cover design and marketing copy   Graphics and illustrations   Interior design and layout My manuscript is   Proofreading and indexing Physical printing and binding finished…   now what?   You get to review copy edits, page proof, index, and cover. The Production Phase   Production phase is about 3 months (short for the industry).
  17. 17. +   We promote the book online through OReilly.com and Amazon.com.   We promote the book at conferences and trade shows.   We support your promotion of the book at speaking engagements and events with marketing materials. How will my book   We target audiences through email be supported? promotions, newsletters, and our User Group program. Our Marketing Strategy   We leverage our extensive database of reviewers to gather press reviews.   We work closely with our in-house sales team as they present the book to retailers.
  18. 18. + Congratulations, You’re an Author—Now What? Become a Big Mouth for Your Book
  19. 19. + Grow Your Community on OReilly.com Book Forums
  20. 20. + Grow Your Community on OReilly.com Author Blogs
  21. 21. + Grow Your Community on OReilly.com Events Page
  22. 22. + Grow Your Community on OReilly.com Webcasts and Video
  23. 23. + O’Reilly’s Author Portal Manage Errata, Monitor Forums, Post Events & More!
  24. 24. + So You Want to Write for O’Reilly… Questions?

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