Jesse Storimer's Blog Archives tagged Self Publishing

New release of Working With Ruby Threads! - June 11, 2013

I'm happy to report that I've made a BIG update to Working With Ruby Threads. Previous buyers always get free updates (you should have already received an email from me with the news and instructions). The update weighs in at about 40 pages of new content, with more diagrams and charts, and lots of clarifications and small improvements.Here's a laundry list of ...
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Self publishing AND traditional publishing? - June 04, 2013

Today my friend and fellow self-publisher Pat Shaughnessy announced that his excellent self-published title will be re-released in the fall backed by a publisher. After waving the self-publishing eBook banner last year, I’ve gone over to the dark side. This Spring I decided to work withNo Starch Press to bring Ruby Under a Microscope to print. We plan to have it available online and in ...
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My ebook Publishing Process - February 28, 2013

Over the past year and some, since I've been publishing ebooks, various people have asked about my publishing tools. I've given a few responses via email, or links via Twitter, but never laid everything out in one place. In December of 2012 I published an update to one of my books, here I'll lay out the steps (and tools) involved ...
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Lessons Learned Getting Other People to Sell My Ebook - October 15, 2012

Ten months ago I launched an ebook about Unix programming for Ruby developers. In the 6 months since my last ebook income report I've managed to double my revenue. This is despite taking a vacation, reducing marketing efforts to effectively zero, and working on a new ebook. This is mostly thanks to partnerships and new marketing mediums, such as publishing ...
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Working With Unix Processes Now In Print! - September 24, 2012

About a year ago I started working on this little writing project. Originally it was an excuse to stay up late at night learning about fun programming techniques I had never used before. I found I kept coming back to the same topic: Unix Processes. To me it's a fascinating topic with so many practical applications. From working on infrastructure ...
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4 Months of ebook Sales - April 20, 2012

Four months ago, to the day, I launched an ebook about Unix programming for Ruby developers. Here I'll share how it came to be and some sales numbers. Backstory I've been interested in writing an ebook for a while. The first time I tried I didn't finish because I couldn't stay motivated. This time around I was able to stay ...
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eBooks for Programmers Should Include a TXT - March 13, 2012

If I'm not in the terminal then I'm not doing real work. Recently I had to refer to my book while I was working on a project. I work in a full-screen terminal and don't like to leave it. The world outside my terminal is filled with distractions, bright colours, and menus. My textual environment is where my real work ...
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