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DITA for Print now available

Leigh White’s DITA for Print: A DITA Open Toolkit Workbook is now available for sale at Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble and other retailers worldwide. The print version is available now, and the ebook will be available shortly.

We also now have the full table of contents on the DITA for Print book page.

Congratulations to […]

XML Press Authors at Content Agility 2013

Four XML Press authors are scheduled to speak at Content Agility 2013, which is being held in Gatwick (London), England, June 26-27:

Rahel Bailie and Noz Urbina, authors of Content Strategy: Connecting the dots between business, brand, and benefits. Sharon Burton, author of 8 Steps to Amazing Webinars. Eliot Kimber, author of DITA for Practitioners […]

XML Press Newsletter — Spring 2012

The latest edition of the XML Press Newsletter is now available in HTML and PDF formats. This edition is devoted to four new releases:

8 Steps to Amazing Webinars, by Sharon, Information System Design Using TWiki, by Phil Gochenour, The Insider’s Guide to Technical Writing, by Krista Van Laan, and DITA for Practitioners Volume […]

September, 2010 Newsletter

The latest edition of the XML Press Newsletter is now available in HTML and PDF form.

This month, release information about Alan Porter’s WIKI: Grow Your Own for Fun and Profit, XML Press authors at Lavacon 2010, and a new series of publications on the DITA XML standard.

Contents Alan Porter’s WIKI: Grow […]

XML Press to Publish DITA Specialization by Zarella Rendon

In many ways, specialization is the key feature of the DITA XML standard. Specialization provides a structured mechanism, based on object-oriented programming principles, for extending the DITA schema to different areas. The DITA standard supports and encourages specialization, making it possible to fit the schema to the project, rather than bend the project to […]

DITA 101 — Book Review

About a month ago, we ran an informal survey asking people what publications about DITA would be most useful to them. An author’s guide was at the top of the list. DITA 101: Fundamentals of DITA for Authors and Managers (published through Lulu.com, $25.37 print, $9.95 download), the new book from The Rockley Group, addresses […]

A DITA Adventure: Beyond Testing

This is the third installment in A DITA Adventure. The first two installments covered downloading and installing the DITA Open Toolkit and installing the DITA Open Toolkit on Linux. This installment is my first attempt to build content outside the demo package, and it has been a less than happy experience.

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Interview on LiveTechDocs.com

The folks at LiveTechDocs.com reviewed Managing Writers and interviewed the author, Richard L. Hamilton. The interview talks about reviewing documentation, since that is the focus of LiveTechDocs.com, and also delves into the future of DocBook.

For more details, check out the interview at: Live Tech Docs Interview.

Thanks to Fabrice […]

A DITA Adventure: A Linux Diversion

Part Two in the continuing saga of installing and using the DITA Open Toolkit. Part One (check it out first if you haven’t, yet) followed the initial download and installation of the DITA Open Toolkit, version 1.4. With a few minor caveats, that worked just fine, so I decided to try the same thing […]

DITA Information Needs Survey

XML Press is planning several new publications related to DITA. Our DITA Information Needs Survey collected data about what information about DITA you need.

The survey is now closed, and we will post a summary shortly.

If you participated in the survey, we will send you the full results. Thanks to everyone who participated.