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Hey, guys.

My editor pinged me yesterday to say he's looking for big data authors. If you're interested, go to my website's contact form[^] and ping me so that I can make an email introduction for you.

If I know you, I'll share my impressions with him. If I don't, I'll be honest with him that you're a blind referral. As far as he goes, of all the editors I've worked with over the years, he's my absolute favorite. Honest, positive, constructive and a good guy. He helped me make both Tribes 2nd ed and Have Fun much better books without getting in my way or stepping on my creative toes. I would recommend him without hesitation.

If you've never written a book before, be advised that you need to be prepared to do your own marketing and promotion once it hits the streets if you want more people than your family and friends to read it. Your publisher (mine and any other) will do very, very little for you in that regard. That's just the nature of the business. You can waste time and emotion ranting about how that's not fair, or you can embrace reality and operate accordingly. It is what it is.

Consequently, publishers are most enthusiastic about authors who have a firm grasp of their audience and are both willing and able to get in front of them and spread the word once the book has been released - in other words, authors who are capable of effective marketing and promotion. If you're not comfortable with doing that, don't write books. It's a lot of work (takes a year or so to get it on the street) and it won't be rewarding for you if it dies a quiet death once it's available for sale.

With that in mind, here are his comments to me. If you're interested in writing for Apress, I'll be happy to hook you up.
I’m now doing big data books—both specific technologies like Hadoop and as it relates to sectors like healthcare or finance—so feel free to pass my name along to any developer friend working in that area.

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