Perl publishing and attracting new developers
diment at gmail.com
Thu Sep 19 14:05:29 BST 2013
think about $20-30 and at least one day out of your life per week for 6
months to work on the book. It's not lucrative, but I found the whole
experience fun and rewarding. Except for the day when I wrote around 4000
words and felt quite mentally unstable at the end. The following day I
threw at least 3/4s of that work out.
On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 11:01 PM, Kieren Diment <diment at gmail.com> wrote:
> think about $6k for having at least one day of your life per week full
> time for six months.
> On 19/09/2013, at 10:01 PM, Peter Corlett <abuse at cabal.org.uk> wrote:
> On 19 Sep 2013, at 12:21, Chris Jack <chris_jack at msn.com> wrote:
> - it would be more apparent how little money is sometimes available for the
> effort of writing a book
> I don't know the exact figures, but it's roughly a four figure sum for a
> reasonably successful Perl book. And given that one is having to resort to
> Kickstarter because no publisher will touch it does not bode well.
> To write such a book involves many months of work. In comparison, somebody
> skilled enough to write said book could also go contracting and make the
> same amount of money in a few weeks. It's a fair comparison, since writing
> books is also effectively contracting.
> I would very much like such a Kickstarter to be a success, but
> realistically it is likely to tank.
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