Every Page is Page One now Available

Mark Baker’s Every Page is Page One: Topic-based Writing for Technical Communication 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 Every Page is Page One […]

Guest Post: Review of The Insider’s Guide to Technical Writing

Whether you’ve accidentally stumbled into this field or have purposefully selected technical writing to be your career, Krista Van Laan’s The Insider’s Guide to Technical Writing is a handy reference book to keep in your drawer.

As a beginner tech writer, I found this book (which I was given to review) supremely useful in giving […]

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 […]

Technical Communication comes full circle

Over the last week, I’ve been reviewing drafts of Anne Gentle’s new book, Conversation and Community: The Social Web for Documentation. I think it is going to be an important book that will help connect the dots between Web 2.0, aka the “Social Web,” and documentation.

Reading her book brought me to a revelation that, […]

XML Press to publish Conversation and Community: The Social Web for Documentation

Curious about social web? Wondering how you can use the social web to build a conversation with your customers and a community of interest around your products or services? Anne Gentle’s new book, Conversation and Community: The Social Web for Documentation, will help you understand the social web and will teach you techniques and best […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

A DITA Adventure: Getting Started

This is the first in a series of articles that will follow a regular user setting up and using the DITA Open Toolkit. The plan is to install the toolkit on a Windows system (and possibly later, a Linux system), get it working, generate some representative content, and generate output in various forms. If that […]

Tom Johnson interviews author of Managing Writers

Tom Johnson just posted a podcast of an interview with Richard Hamilton, the author of Managing Writers: A Real World Guide to Managing Technical Documentation, at http://idratherbewriting.com.

The interview ranges across many of the topics discussed in the book, including hiring, motivating, evaluating writing samples, planning, and lots more. If you are interested in the […]