One year ago this week, we released Joomla Explained.
It was a tough book to write for several reasons, but it was worth it in the end. Since its release, Joomla Explained has been the best-selling and best-reviewed Joomla book.
The response to Joomla Explained was strong enough that we are able to turn Joomla Explained into a series.
The Joomla Explained Series
We're going to take the Joomla Explained approach and expand it to Drupal and WordPress also. We've agreed to write three more books:
Here's when the books will be out:
Working with Co-Authors
Three books in one year is a lot of writing and so we're partnering with some outstanding co-authors.
For Drupal 7 Explained we're working with Cindy McCourt who wrote Drupal: The Guide to Planning and Building Websites last year.
Cindy's been working with Drupal since version 4.5 and has been training for over 20 years. She's been a wonderful Drupal trainer with us, working in Washington D.C.
The Challenges of Writing for Three Different Markets
Beyond the challenge of getting the books written, there are definitely going to be a lot of challenges in making all three books successful.
First and foremost, we'll be writing about different software and reaching out to different communities.
There's also the consideration that WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal are three very different book markets:
This actually has an impact on the cost of books:
So, although we're writing a series, we will need to adapt to different markets.
What Makes Us Think a Series Can Work?
Looking back, I think there there are three main reasons that Joomla Explained worked:
These ideas are summed up in our teaching philosophy, the OSWay. It's no guarantee of success, but we think the same approach will be useful to Drupal, WordPress and Joomla 3 users.
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