Okay, so first, I'm not done writing the book. God, I wish I were. Still have a few weeks of new chapters left to write and then a few weeks of editing (which I stink at, but it has to happen).
Second, too soon doesn't equal snake oil, +Ryan Crowe
. It's not like I'm offering to change the universe with the book. Trust Agents was too soon for most people.
Third, publishers publish books all the time about technologies that are still in unfinished states. It's actually an awesome problem to have, as an author, because they'll need/want rewrites, and people will choose to buy when they need the information, not when they think the platform is stable.
Facebook isn't done being built, is it? Twitter isn't done being built, is it? Did people wait around? Well, no.+Rebecca Harrison
- not sure what would be just wrong. You can't write about the tools you're already using to leave this comment? Doesn't seem all that magical to me. But then, I might be wrong. +Alex Schleber
- most all of my writing is pretty thin gruel. I'm not trying to teach you to be a superhero. I'm pointing out basic human marketing or business tactics and ideas that most people don't do well. The most top-selling books of all time are advice books that basically tell you things you already know and sell hundreds of thousands of new copies every year. God, I hope
I'm the first book on G+, but I'd rather be the NYT Bestselling book on G+. : )
It's guaranteed that the book will talk about things that end up changing by the time it's crushed and printed into a dead tree. Who gives a shit? You don't own books that are made less useful in SOME regards? One of my favorite business books ever existed before email and still sells without a single mention of email or the internet. It's still pretty good. : )
And I'm not upset or defensive about any of this. I'm just always surprised by how people go absolutely crazy decrying what an evil person I must be for writing a book that none of you need to buy. I'm not writing it for you. I'm writing it for the people you dislike, who have all the money and who want to better understand what you do as second nature. It's okay to not like it. Just tell those people with all the money to like it. : )