Our eBook is Growing Up

As regular readers will recall, last winter we wrote and self-published a 100-page ebook on social media marketing. In terms of our goals for the project, it’s been a success.

Thanks to Kris, we kind of accidentally met a literary agent who liked the ebook and wanted to shop it around. We wrote a (mercifully short) book proposal and the agent went to work.

Two weeks later, we had interest from No Starch Press, a San Francisco publisher with the slogan, “the finest in geek entertainment”. They have American distribution through O’Reilly Media, one of the giants of tech publishing.

We’ve since signed a contract, and have until the early fall to basically double the length of our ebook manuscript. It’s going to be a busy summer, but it’ll be cool to have a real dead-tree edition to wave around.

We’re going to change the title of the book, though we haven’t decided on the new title quite yet. We’ll probably blog more regularly on our ebook blog, writing about the process of expanding the book and possibly posting new draft material.


  1. Congratulations, you two! I haven’t read your blog in a while, Darren – are you two back in Canada? We’ve moved to California!

    I finally launched my video blog – thanks, Darren, for advice so long ago. I will be ordering this e-book!


  2. So instead of purchasing the e-book, we should wait until the hard copy and published right? I’m definitely interested!

  3. Kate: If you can wait until next spring, you’ll certainly get more bang for your buck. If your need is more urgent, you may want to get the ebook now. If you like it, the hard copy will be roughly double the size.

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