Re: Interesting article on writing a computer book

Subject: Re: Interesting article on writing a computer book
From: "Elna Tymes" <etymes -at- lts -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 05 Sep 2000 16:52:43 -0700

Philip Sharman wrote:

> Ever been tempted to write a computer book? Ever wondered why so many of
> them are so bad? For a fascinating look at one person's experiences, see:
> "The book behind the book behind the book..."
> http://philip.greenspun.com/wtr/dead-trees/story.html

Having written 33 of the dead-trees books, and having gotten out just before
the onslaught of XYZ for Dummies, I agree completely with Greenspun's take on
the dead-trees book publishing industry. I've dealt with most of the major
players, and he's right on!

Elna Tymes
Los Trancos Systems





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