I did something pretty exciting this week: I signed a contract to write the third edition of “Blogging For Dummies!”
“Blogging For Dummies, 2nd Edition” came out in January of 2008. Shane Birley was my co-author, and we had a lot of fun (there was also some stress) in working through the book. We really poured as much knowledge as we could into the 368 pages of the book, but you can never cover everything. Doing a third edition is going to give us a chance to respond to the feedback we have received from readers, and to get even more great information into the book. So much has happened in the blogosphere in the year and a half since the second edition was published!
The third edition will be published in January 2010, and I’ll let you know as soon as it is available to pre-order on Amazon.com. In the meantime, we’re about to embark on the writing part of the job, so if you have any suggestions for things that simply must be part of the third edition, or that we got wrong or missed the first time, leave a comment and let us know! This is a great chance to shape how the book comes together so that it is exactly the resource your need!
There was some other exciting “Blogging For Dummies” news in the last couple of weeks: I received copies of “Blogging For Dummies, 2nd Edition” that looked a little odd. Turns out the book has been translated into Italian! “Blog per negati” is what the book is titled in Italian. It’s pretty fun to see it, even though I don’t speak Italian myself. There is also a “Blogging fur Dummies” (German).
I look forward to that third edition. A lot of things had changed and some the dummies of 2008 might become self-proclaimed blog gurus by 2010.
This book is really a big help to blogging newbies out there. Congratulations on making it to the third edition! And also on getting it translated to another language. It’s an achievement. It’s not far that it will also be translated to other languages as well and not just Italian.
I read your first book when establishing my photography blog a few years ago; and it helped me out immensely. I hope to pick this one up as well and get some more tidbits on blogging and marketing!
I might need to get this book, because I’m a big dummy when it comes to blogging. Cute cat by the way!
I never realized that these books even existed. I wish I had read these before I started blogging. What a great resource! I might just pick them up anyway. =D
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