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Re: Videoblogging book is cancelled

By Jack Nelson | "Jack Nelson" <jack@...> | mexiculture
September 28, 2005 | Post #23254 | Topic #23232

--- In videoblogging@yahoogroups.com, Jay dedman <jay.dedman@g...> wrote: > We found out that O'reilly has cancelled the Videoblogging hacks book. > The word from Chuck, the editor, is that their marketing department > determined that this book and 2 others were too risky financially. > > what does this mean? > > Answers are unclear at this point. > We are still negotiating the terms of the cancellation. > we should know more by Friday. > One possibility is to make it an online community project...a growing > book that everyone contributes to over time. Might even be better > since we can add hyperlinks and screencasts. > We have over half the book complete. Damn, I'm so sorry to hear that. You should think about making this into an ebook. Traditional books are great (I'm in the publishing business, so I like books, paper, print) but an ebook might be a better fit for this project. They can be edited easily, so they can be updated as the technology changes and it changes pretty fast. This would also mean there would still be a source of income which you all deserve. If you've got three quarters of the book written already it would not be that hard to convert it to an ebook. Check out what the TidBits people are doing with ebooks. I'm not sure, but I think an ebook could have hyperlinks and screencasts too. Jack droppedframes.blogspot.com agringoinmexico.blogspot.com