[triangle-zpug] [Fwd: Short cuts information]

Chris Calloway cbc at unc.edu
Wed Mar 7 20:11:11 UTC 2007

Below is a message from Tatiana Apandi, Python editor at O'Reilly. 
Tatiana is looking for writers of small books, 50 pages ideally, on 
Python related topics for PDF distribution. The "shortcuts" can be 
revised after publication. They are also a good way to write books one 
chapter at a time and have the chapters published as they come out. 
Shortcuts sell for $7-$9 retail on oreilly.com. Contact Tatiana at the 
email address at the bottom of this forward.


Chris Calloway
office: 332 Chapman Hall   phone: (919) 962-4323
mail: Campus Box #3300, UNC-CH, Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Hi Chris,
Here's the info on Short Cuts:
* Short Cuts are distributed as PDFs, ranging from 30-100 pages with
50 as the ideal.

* Short Cuts will be available through Safari and SafariU.

* Short Cuts should be small enough to be organized internally with
sections, not chapters.

* The contracts for Short Cuts are regular book contracts, with book
royalties and smaller advances.  It's possible to write a series of
Short Cuts and roll them up into a book later.

* Short Cuts content should step beyond what's already available

* Authors can update Short Cuts if they want to - no need to wait for
a new edition.

Tatiana Apandi
Associate Editor
tatiana at oreilly.com


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