Ok, time for an update on the books (books is plural because two are being printed now.)
First up is the second edition of Start and Run a Real Home Based Business. Yup, that’s right – it’s getting a second edition, which makes me pretty proud. The fact that it’s getting a second edition in a little over a year out is pretty special too. Ok, it’s not Harry Potter, but I’m still pretty juiced that the book warranted another edition after such a short time. It should be getting printed any day now.
Right after that one goes to print, Do the Web Write goes to print. I would really rather it the other way around, because it’s a great book (so is Start and Run, but “Web Write” is FAR more advanced in a web marketing sense, and it’s also got a HUGE 20,000 word chapter on copywriting, which I know you’re going to love.)
The reason for Web Write being a little late is kind of my fault… I finished the manuscript in July, and got the Galley copy in October (which is essentially the edited / “we’re going to print” copy.) Well, I didn’t like it – they had it laid out in two columns. Now, that was fine for Real Home Based Business, but it didn’t look good for Web Write, because the latter contained many pictures as examples. So there were times I’d say in the book “see what I’m talking about in the following picture…” and the picture would be two pages later… not what I intended at all.
I already had a successful book under my belt, so I figured I had enough juice to complain and get it the way I wanted. Turned out I did, and the publisher was happy to change it. But that set things back a bit – if I didn’t say anything, you’d have a copy in your hands right now. But in the end, it’ll be worth the wait – you’re going to get a better product, which is really important to me.
Anyway, I suspect both will see the light of day within two months. And I’m starting to kick around ideas for book #3 (and there will be a #3… there will be a #10 if I have my way.)