You Should Write a Book

  • 2h 10m
  • Katel LeDû, Lisa Maria Marquis
  • A Book Apart, LLC
  • 2022

Writing a book is a career milestone that only the most elite professionals and thought leaders can achieve—right? Wrong! With the right combination of preparation, commitment, and ambition, anyone can (and should) share their professional expertise in a book. Adding your voice to the conversation leads to a stronger, more inclusive tech industry.

Whether you want to work with a publisher or on your own, Katel LeDû and Lisa Maria Marquis walk you through crafting a stellar proposal, break down the reality of writing and editing a manuscript, and demystify the marketing and publishing process—so when you’re ready to contribute, you’ll know what to expect.

About the Author

Katel LeDû is the CEO of A Book Apart, where she helps passionate tech community members become successful authors. She’s also the founder of Liminal Bloom, a coaching practice where she helps people bring creative purpose to life. Previously, she worked with National Geographic as their digital director of photography, and has been in publishing since the early aughts.

In all practices, Katel supports folks to cultivate creativity, develop social awareness in themselves and in their work, and embody sensitivity and empathy as superpowers. She loves taking her time to run long distances, reading, knitting, and learning the secrets of life from her snaggle-toothed mutt, Hugo.

Lisa Maria Marquis is an independent consultant, speaker, author, and editor. As the managing editor of A Book Apart, she helps authors to produce instructive, inclusive, and empowering books about technology. As a content-driven information architect, she helps organizations to build findable, understandable, and usable digital experiences. Her first book, Everyday Information Architecture, helps web professionals from all disciplines to create well-structured websites.

In this Book

  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • The Truth about Publishing
  • From Brain to Book
  • Choose Your Own Adventure
  • Cleaning Your Whole House, or, Drafting
  • The Editing Process
  • Preparing for Publication
  • Launching Your Book
  • Conclusion
  • Resources
  • References


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