I was in the shower, that is where I do all of my good thinking, and I said to myself….the last great Domino Book I have is over 9 years old and a few versions back, I think version 6.
It might be high time to write a new book that people can use. The problem is if you know the book I am talking about written one Brian Benz and Rocky Oliver called the Lotus Notes and Domino 6 Programming Bible and it’s well over 1032 pages of juicy Lotus goodness. I have one on my desk at work and one on my desk at home. Even though we are not on version 8.5.3 it’s still relevant to some extent.
I also know that Rocky and Brain slaved over this book for many many days getting to done. It was by no means easy. Still the normal book publishing community scoffs at books on or about Lotus Products. There are a few new books about this and that but nothing on the scale of THE BIBLE!
I was thinking about doing it in small easy to manage books one about each topic or section of the Administration and the server. I don’t know enough about Domino Designer to do much at all, but between the Lotus Domino Server, Lotus Notes, and the Administration Client I think there are about 20 – 30 books to be written. My feeling was to start with the easy stuff and build up but never write a book to deep so that you could pick up any of them and get something out of them. I think selling them for $1.99 or $2.99 each online would be a fair price, but I am going to need some help.
- Would you rather be one big book for one big price?
- or a bunch of small books for a small price?
- Do you think there is a market for this type of info?