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DocOzone
Maniac (V) Lord Mad Scientist
Sovereign of all the lands Ozone and just beyond that little green line over there...

From: Stockholm, Sweden
Insane since: Mar 1994

posted posted 10-02-2001 22:08

So hey! I was just approached about writing a new book, 350 pps. or so, and given the amount of [stuff] going on in my life, I had to say "no thanks". I know you can probably imagine the sheer amount of work something like this could be, but now multiply it by about 4 or so, maybe you'll come close. What I was asked next after saying no to this project was this, "know anyone else who might be interested?" Seems to me I know a bunch of folks who *could* do something like this, but wanted to ask, anyone interested? If you're lucky this thing could bring in maybe $20-30,000 over the course of a year, more if it really takes off, (less if it doesn't! ;-)

I don't have many more details on this thing, only that the target audience is designers who know *no* code at all, but would hopefully want to learn, I'd guess it'd be all those cool things a designer would want to do, eh? Post here if you want to discuss it, or drop me an email if you think you might be interested, I'll set you up. This is a serious proposal here, from a major publisher of computer books; if you're thinking you're ready for this you'd also better be prepared for at least 3 months of hell, heh heh. (Writing a book is *hard*)

Note: There were a couple of other topics mentioned for this series, as well as positions for Technical Editors, this publisher would be interested in speaking with anyone I forwarded on to them. Got a lot of time and want some money and/or book credits? Lemme know.

Your pal, -doc-

InI
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Somewhere over the rainbow
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 10-02-2001 22:48

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Slime
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: Massachusetts, USA
Insane since: Mar 2000

posted posted 10-02-2001 23:15

Wow, that'd be sweet to do, but I certainly don't have the time to do it... nor am I the best at explanations =) and I don't have a great knowledge of "design" anyway, which sort of defeats the purpose of the title.

DocOzone
Maniac (V) Lord Mad Scientist
Sovereign of all the lands Ozone and just beyond that little green line over there...

From: Stockholm, Sweden
Insane since: Mar 1994

posted posted 10-03-2001 00:24

Heh, Slime, no good at "explaining", that's a good one! I thought of you right off the bat, but figured that might not be good for the old GPA in the first year at University! InI, you might surprise yourself too, who knows? One of the other tasks I said I'd ask around for is a Technical Editor (who checks facts and examples) for the current "Javascript/CSS Magic" book, which is nowhere near as much work, and pays a quick $1000 plus a credit on the book cover. If either of you want to chat with a high-level editor, I know she's willing to talk, could be a nice contact for some future gig, who knows?

Your pal, -doc-

Emperor
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist with Finglongers

From: Cell 53, East Wing
Insane since: Jul 2001

posted posted 10-03-2001 00:59

Ini: Your English is fine - they are going to have to have the text proof read so I don't see it being too much trouble to fix any small quirks at that stage. If you are struggling with the exact wording then post it here (my Dad is a fluent French speaker so I could always ultimately run things past him even if you post the French version of what you are trying for - I'm not sure my French would be able to cut the mustard in this highly technical field).

Don't let your, supposed, short fallings in English put you off - you have bags of enthusiasm and a fantastic indepth understanding of the subject it would be rude not to give it a shot. Theres enough talent here to produce whole shelves of top quality books so don't be shy (Ozone Books anyone??).

Emps


You're my wife now Dave

LaSun
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: the oceanic antipodes
Insane since: Sep 2001

posted posted 10-03-2001 04:48

what an awesome opportunity for the perfect bunch of freaks ..

SUN
//and yes, please book me an advanced copy of 'Ozone for Dummies' ... hehe//

Dracusis
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Brisbane, Australia
Insane since: Apr 2001

posted posted 10-03-2001 06:20

Someone approached you about writing a book. Way cool! I always thought it happened the other way around...

DocOzone
Maniac (V) Lord Mad Scientist
Sovereign of all the lands Ozone and just beyond that little green line over there...

From: Stockholm, Sweden
Insane since: Mar 1994

posted posted 10-03-2001 09:16

Actually, the book in my head has the working title of "OZONE: The Ozonic Way". It'll have the eye candy and tips and such as you'd expect, but also a bunch of philosophy too! I'm picturing a short, flat all-color book with 99% pictures, and the text superimposed. Think "coffee table" book, heh.

Anyone who is interested, even just a little bit, drop me an email with some direct contact info and a real name, I'll be talking to the publisher later this afternoon (my time, morning in the states) and she'd love to talk with some of you.

Your pal, -doc-

Bugimus
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: New California
Insane since: Mar 2000

posted posted 10-03-2001 10:20

It sounds so exciting but 3 months of hell is just not something I could possible add to my plate right now. It would be totally cool if someone here could do it and make us all proud

InI
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Somewhere over the rainbow
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 10-03-2001 10:30

The poster has demanded we remove all his contributions, less he takes legal action.
We have done so.
Now Tyberius Prime expects him to start complaining that we removed his 'free speech' since this message will replace all of his posts, past and future.
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Rick
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Borneo Island
Insane since: Apr 2000

posted posted 10-05-2001 03:56

How about a title like "Javascript and DHTML for Web Designers" ? or maybe "DHTML For Web Designers" ?

Just a thought..

911
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Stuttgart, Germany
Insane since: Apr 2001

posted posted 10-05-2001 09:40

what about: "Web Design with DHTML"?

DocOzone
Maniac (V) Lord Mad Scientist
Sovereign of all the lands Ozone and just beyond that little green line over there...

From: Stockholm, Sweden
Insane since: Mar 1994

posted posted 10-05-2001 13:33

I think thay have a new series in mind, along the same lines as the "...Magic" series, this one is "[Some Thing] for Designers", they have a whole bunch planned. I get the impression they'll be flexible, as long as it ends with those magic two words, heh.

Your pal, -doc-

InI
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Somewhere over the rainbow
Insane since: Mar 2001

posted posted 10-05-2001 15:25

The poster has demanded we remove all his contributions, less he takes legal action.
We have done so.
Now Tyberius Prime expects him to start complaining that we removed his 'free speech' since this message will replace all of his posts, past and future.
Don't follow his example - seek real life help first.

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