[erlang-questions] ANN: Designing for Scalability with Erlang/OTP by O'Reilly
Wed Jul 9 01:15:25 CEST 2014
I should have said "technical" writers :) but I see your point. But just
looking at the time spend and what one could earn by doing that work vs
writing about the work then it usually is a clear case what activity wins.
On Tue, Jul 8, 2014 at 11:46 PM, Miles Fidelman <mfidelman@REDACTED>
> Mark Nijhof wrote:
>> It is not funny anymore how many people think that someone writes a book
>> for money. Even when self publishing there is not a lot of money to be
>> made, I use LeanPub and am very happy with the platform/service they offer.
>> And the royalties are good as well, but I need to pay for the cover design,
>> the website (if you want something else then the default) and for editors
>> to help me improve my content. So far it has cost me money.
> That does require a comment. A lot of people DO write for money, though
> not necessarily looking for all that money to come from book sales.
> Academics "publish or perish." Consultants as a marketing vehicle. And
> yes, there are people who actually make a living from writing books.
> But yes, there are also non-monetary reasons for writing a book -
> consolidating learning, as an excuse to do some personal research, putting
> experience or thoughts on paper, promoting a position, and so forth. Even
> then, few have the luxury to do that without some means of support - we all
> have to eat. If one is retired, has a job that includes writing as a part
> of it (can you say academia?), an understanding employer (or an employer
> who benefits from your writing), that's great. Otherwise, a grant, a
> fellowship, or some form of income is required.
> Writing is a huge amount of work, and it is a shame writers don't see
>> more of the results.
> Absolutely. Writing is real work. One of the reasons my next book will
> be self-published.
> Miles Fidelman
> In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice.
> In practice, there is. .... Yogi Berra
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