Conversation and Community ebook now Free

Anne Gentle has decided that it’s time to take Conversation and Community: The Social Web for Documentation out of print. The social media landscape has changed radically in just a few years. While the information in the book is still valid and relevant, there are trends and technologies that were not in existence when Anne […]

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.


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 […]

XML Press Authors Among Most Influential Tech Comm Leaders

Congratulations to XML Press authors Anne Gentle (@annegentle) and Char James-Tanny (@CharJTF) for being recognized by MindTouch as being among the Top Ten Tech Comm Influencers in 2011.

It’s also great to see XML Press (@xmlpress), Sarah Maddox (@sarahmaddox), Alan Porter (@alanjporter), and Richard Hamilton (@richardhamilton) on MindTouch’s list of 401 Tech Comm Influencers. […]

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 […]

August Newsletter

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

This month, we have a new book from Alan J. Porter to announce, and news about XML Press authors, Anne Gentle, Richard Hamilton, and Alan J. Porter.

Contents Anne Gentle named one of the most influential technical […]

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:

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

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 […]