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Second Edition of Conversation and Community

The second edition of Anne Gentle’s Conversation and Community: The Social Web for Documentation is now generally available.

The second edition contains new chapters on building a content strategy, analyzing web techniques, and developing an open source strategy. Along with a greatly expanded bibliography and updates throughout, there are more interviews and more case studies.

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Free Preview and a Chance to Win a Free Copy of Conversation and Community 2nd Edition

Anne Gentle has just finished the second edition of Conversation and Community: The Social Web for Documentation, and we expect the book to be available by the end of June.

To celebrate we are offering a free preview and are holding a drawing to give two lucky people free copies of the new […]

Managing Writers Webinar

Thanks to everyone who attended the “Managing Teams of Writers” webinar last Friday. We had about 250 attendees, with participation from all over the world.

We got a lot of questions, which will be compiled and answered within the next week or so. We will post an announcement when they are ready. If you were […]

Ruud Questions for the Publisher

I was pleased to receive a request to participate in Ruud Hein’s (@ruudhein on twitter) “Ruud Questions” series of interviews a few weeks ago. He sent me a set of questions, which I answered, and the interview is now posted at: searchenginepeople.com.

I was impressed by the research that went into his questions. […]

April News Letter

The April edition of the XML Press Newsletter is now available in HTML or PDF form.

We have news about a new book from Robert Delwood, the Kindle edition of Conversation and Community: The Social Web for Documentation, and a bunch of events involving XML Press authors.

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Conversation and Community Available on Kindle

Anne Gentle’s Conversation and Community: The Social Web for Documentation is now available for the Kindle at Amazon.com.

Anne also recently started a facebook page for her book at: http://facebook.com/conversationandcommunity/. You can get the latest information about the book and Anne, including information about upcoming appearances and book signings.

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Anne Gentle at SXSWi

Anne Gentle reading at SXSWi

Anne Gentle read from her book, Conversation and Community: The Social Web for Documentation, at South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) on Tuesday, March 16 in Austin, TX. She had an attentive crowd that asked some great questions; clearly social media folks are interested in technical communication and technical communicators […]

December Newsletter

The December 21, 2009 edition of the XML Press Newsletter is now available at:

XML Press December 2009 Newsletter

Contents:

Managing Writers e-Book sample chapter available now <oXygen/> XML Editor Version 11 User Manual Conversation and Community Reviews

Getting Started with Social Media

Seth Godin just published an excellent post titled, Is it too late to catch up? In it, he outlines a strategy for companies that have let the web and social media completely pass them by. In truth, I can’t imagine there are too many companies that are in this boat, but that doesn’t matter, […]

More Reviews of Conversation and Community

Updated — 9/21/2009

More reviews have come in for Anne Gentle’s Conversation and Community: The Social Web for Documentation. Here are a few highlights:

“This is a very important book. Not reading it is like sticking your head in the sand and waiting for your career to dissipate into oblivion. Your community […]