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What is the best way to publish a project management book?
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Self publish? Go to a well-known non-fiction publisher. Or go the PMI publishing route. What are the pros and cons?
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Dear Sante
Interesting your question
Thanks for sharing

Writing the PMOK Guide (correct me if I'm wrong) contributes 350 people with different experiences and perspectives from this profession
It is certainly a very interesting process
The result is what we know.

If we publish a book based solely on our experience (and our circle) it is still interesting

In my opinion, it depends on the approach

Project Stories can be a meaningful approach
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Nov 28, 2019 11:40 AM
Sante Vergini
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350 people, so I just need another 349 ;-)
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Best way is to consult with the Scrumians :D
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1 reply by Sante Vergini
Nov 28, 2019 11:39 AM
Sante Vergini
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Touche my friend.
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Dear Sante, Interesting thought. One of my ex Colleagues from India Dr.Sudhir Varadarajan has written a book called "Managing Nothing" where Dr.Sudhir analysed how Indian IT Services models evolved and the different roles played by SMEs. He titled the book "Managing Nothing". You may want to look at the same and have an appropriate book for the current global trends. Please see link below

https://www.amazon.in/Managing-Nothing-nar...k/dp/B013XA45U4
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Sante -

Start with why...

While I had a similar aspiration a decade or so ago, after publishing over 800 blog articles, I don't see any point. I've probably had more folks read my articles than would buy a book I'd write and I wouldn't look at this as a source of income so not much value for me.

Why not take a page from authors like Stephen King and write content if readers are willing to sponsor it. Start with one chapter, make it publicly available and then use a kickstarter campaign or something similar to get folks to financially pitch in to encourage you to keep writing...

Kiron
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1 reply by Sante Vergini
Nov 28, 2019 11:42 AM
Sante Vergini
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Thanks Kiron. Not a bad idea. That approach is ok if you don't mind spilling out a topic that is common. If something unique, it might spur another author to produce a similar work. I hear what you're saying about blog articles though. You might have to select your best articles one day and put those in a book ;-)
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It depends. each has its own pros and cons. You may not be accepted by a well-known publisher and/or institute.
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1 reply by Sante Vergini
Nov 28, 2019 11:43 AM
Sante Vergini
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Abolfazi, this is true. It's the chicken and the egg. I may have to look at self-publishing first just to get some runs on the board.
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Nov 28, 2019 1:38 AM
Replying to Rami Kaibni
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Best way is to consult with the Scrumians :D
Touche my friend.
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Nov 28, 2019 1:30 AM
Replying to Luis Branco
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Dear Sante
Interesting your question
Thanks for sharing

Writing the PMOK Guide (correct me if I'm wrong) contributes 350 people with different experiences and perspectives from this profession
It is certainly a very interesting process
The result is what we know.

If we publish a book based solely on our experience (and our circle) it is still interesting

In my opinion, it depends on the approach

Project Stories can be a meaningful approach
350 people, so I just need another 349 ;-)
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Nov 28, 2019 7:11 AM
Replying to Kiron Bondale
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Sante -

Start with why...

While I had a similar aspiration a decade or so ago, after publishing over 800 blog articles, I don't see any point. I've probably had more folks read my articles than would buy a book I'd write and I wouldn't look at this as a source of income so not much value for me.

Why not take a page from authors like Stephen King and write content if readers are willing to sponsor it. Start with one chapter, make it publicly available and then use a kickstarter campaign or something similar to get folks to financially pitch in to encourage you to keep writing...

Kiron
Thanks Kiron. Not a bad idea. That approach is ok if you don't mind spilling out a topic that is common. If something unique, it might spur another author to produce a similar work. I hear what you're saying about blog articles though. You might have to select your best articles one day and put those in a book ;-)
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Nov 28, 2019 8:14 AM
Replying to Abolfazl Yousefi Darestani
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It depends. each has its own pros and cons. You may not be accepted by a well-known publisher and/or institute.
Abolfazi, this is true. It's the chicken and the egg. I may have to look at self-publishing first just to get some runs on the board.
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Dear Sante
I was thinking about what you wrote.

If you choose to write stories that occurred in the context of projects, here at ProjectManagement.com you will find people who can participate in writing a book (through the stories you and they lived).

You can try to challenge some of these people to participate in this project.

Bring people together and create the project
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2 replies by Sante Vergini and Suneel Kumar Nadella
Nov 28, 2019 1:08 PM
Sante Vergini
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Yes Luis, that is true. Although my question was more about publishing than content creation.
Nov 29, 2019 12:53 PM
Suneel Kumar Nadella
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Dear Sante, I can get that organised for you if you really need that help. I mean for the physical copies printing at cost-effective price for you. You can then commercialise it through one of the publishing houses. I know few publishing houses in India who can be able to help you in case the PMI route is not an option for promoting your book.
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