April 16, 2010 XML Press Newsletter

It’s been busy here at XML Press. We have 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.

If you would like to have the newsletter emailed to you, there’s a sign-up form at the bottom of this page, or you can subscribe to our RSS Feed. You can also see the Newsletter in PDF form.


Kindle edition of Conversation and Community

Anne Gentle’s Conversation and Community: The Social Web for Documentation is now available in a Kindle edition at Amazon.com. Gentle’s book has been praised as “brim full of useful information and, even better, great ideas,” and “Could be best TC read of the decade.” It gives technical communicators and social media marketers practical strategies and tactics for making social media more substantive, useful, and attractive.

Return to top of page

XML Press to publish Robert Delwood’s new book, tentatively titled, Word’s Secret Life

Why would a publisher called “XML” Press publish a book about Microsoft Word? Because we recognize that XML is not the only tool for technical communicators. Robert Delwood’s forthcoming book, tentatively titled Word’s Secret Life, looks at Word from the perspective of technical and other professional writers. It gives writers an in-depth look at the hidden capabilities of Word, and shows how to take advantage of these capabilities without being a programmer.

Scheduled for late 2010, Word’s Secret Life will help you master the full gamut of Word mysteries, including AutoCorrect, QuickParts, BuildingBlocks, macros, Smart Tags, program-less VBA programming, and much more. There’s something here for everyone who uses Microsoft Word, from new users to experts.

Return to top of page

XML Press at STC Summit in Dallas

STC Summit 2010

XML Press authors Anne Gentle, Brenda Huettner, and Alan J. Porter will all be speaking at the Society for Technical Communication Summit, which is being held this year in Dallas, Texas from May 2-5. The conference bookstore will have copies of XML Press books for sale.

XML Press and JustWriteClick.com are sponsoring a tweetup on Monday, May 3, at 9 pm at Gator’s Croc and Rock, a short walk from the conference hotel. Details and sign-up at http://twtvite.com/STCTweetup.

Return to top of page

Anne Gentle to be Keynote Speaker at UA Europe 2010

UA Europe 2010

Anne Gentle will be the Keynote Speaker at UA Europe 2010, 16-17 September 2010, in Stockholm, Sweden. Anne will discuss the impact of the social web on user assistance, and will also offer valuable insights and tips on collaborative authoring. Further information is available at: http://www.uaconference.eu/.

Return to top of page

Sign up for XML Press Newsletters

We only use your email address for the newsletters you select and will not sell or otherwise distribute your address.