So my rewrite of my “how I found a job fast in 2012″ book has been named “Quest for Employment.” Not sure that’s the best title, but then again I’ve never taken a lot of specific blog posts and made them into a booklet. I have done general compilations, but not this. So hey, I’ll take a lame title.
Anyway, I’ve had trouble getting back to it after a series of events, visits, and now illness. So I plan to get back to it and try and finish it this month or at least early November. The idea is to do it as a simple, low-priced, effective ebook, probably $1.99
What I want to do with it is take articles from my series and rework them into sort of a “plus” version. The idea is that after completing a series, I could then improve it, enhance it, and take what I learned to create a coherent book. So if people liked the series, wanted to get more, or just wanted a low-priced compilation, it’d be a great purchase.
I rather like this idea. I get to create a great series (and in many cases blaze new trails), and then the lessons learned get applied to producing a great book. I even validate that the idea is a good one.
Right now the state of the book is mostly re-editied, and I’m also adding useful resources to each section. I also am adding “To Dos,” my rather famous thing from many of my books – saying what you have to do right after reading. Always gets people motivated, and helps you feel active.
I’ll keep the updates here – because I ALSO have two other series I want to try this on if it works . . .
Steven Savage is a Geek 2.0 writer, speaker, blogger, and job coach. He blogs on careers at http://www.fantopro.com/, nerd and geek culture at http://www.nerdcaliber.com/, and does a site of creative tools at http://www.seventhsanctum.com/. He can be reached at http://www.stevensavage.com/.