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Confluence, Tech Comm, Chocolate Ebook now available for free

In response to popular demand, the ebook version of Confluence, Tech Comm, Chocolate is now available as a free download.

A few years ago, we took this book out of print because it was no longer up to date with the latest versions of Confluence. However, the book still contains valuable information about working with […]

Two chances to win a copy of Confluence, Tech Comm, Chocolate

Who is the girl on the cover?

She is the hero of the book. She is a technical communicator extraordinaire. Let’s dub her X for now. When you read the book, you will follow X as she sets up a Confluence wiki and adds a technical documentation space. Learn from her expertise with […]

Coming Soon: Confluence, Tech Comm, Chocolate

In February, 2012, we will be publishing Confluence, Tech Comm, Chocolate by Sarah Maddox. If you want to know how to use a wiki for technical documentation (and you like chocolate), this is the book for you.

Sarah Maddox is well-known in the technical communication community for her widely read blog (ffeathers) and for […]

Case Study from WIKI: Grow Your Own for Fun and Profit

You can view a new free sample from Alan J. Porter’s new book, WIKI: Grow Your Own for Fun and Profit. The sample is one of the five cases studies in the book, Case Study 5: XML Press.

This case study describes how the book was developed using a wiki for writing, […]

Early reviews are in for Alan Porter’s WIKI

Alan Porter’s new book, WIKI: Grow Your Own for Fun and Profit, is getting strong early reviews. Here are a few samples:

From Tom Johnson

Alan Porter’s WIKI: Grow Your Own for Fun and Profit, published by XML Press in October 2010, provides an excellent introduction to wikis.

Alan has a keen sense of […]

Free Chapter from WIKI: Grow Your Own For Fun and Profit

You can view a free chapter titled, 10 Questions: A Checklist, from Alan J. Porter’s new book, WIKI: Grow Your Own for Fun and Profit. This chapter outlines the 10 questions you should ask before you start to implement your wiki.

Porter’s book takes you through the full life cycle of a wiki implementation, […]

WIKI: Grow Your Own for Fun and Profit

Today is the official release date for Alan Porter’s WIKI: Grow Your Own for Fun and Profit, which is now available through online retailers and bookstores.

While most books on wikis look at the technology, WIKI addresses the truly difficult questions corporations are asking about wikis: What is a wiki good for? How can […]

Alan Porter’s new book now available for pre-order

Alan Porter’s new book, WIKI: Grow Your Own for Fun and Profit, is available for pre-order at Barnes & Noble. The book now includes five case studies that show how wikis are helping companies interact with customers, improve internal communication, and reduce costs.

The release date is October 13, at the XML […]

Wikis in the workplace: New article at ars technica

Alan J. Porter, author of the forthcoming book, WIKI: Grow Your Own for Fun and Profit, has just published an article titled, Wikis in the workplace: a practical introduction at ars technica. Here is the beginning of the article.

When times get tough and belts get tight, one of the first things […]

XML Press to publish WIKI: Grow Your Own for Fun and Profit

Looking for a way to increase team collaboration, manage your company’s knowledge, manage projects with customers or suppliers, or give customers a better path for feedback?

If so, a wiki might be just what you need.

Alan J. Porter’s forthcoming book, WIKI: Grow Your Own for Fun and Profit, will […]