Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Rails Author Wanted

My publisher (Apress) is looking for an author interested in writing an advanced book on Rails. They work with new authors all of the time, so prior writing experience isn't necessary. If you're interested send myeditor (Jason Gilmore) and email at jason@apress.com.

2 comments:

masukomi said...

Sadly, Apress pays authors only a fraction of what the Pragmatic Programmers do. And they don't have the cool tools.

Gary Cornell said...

As the publisher of Apress, I think your comment that Apress pays authors only a fraction of what the Pragmatic Programmers do is a bit misleading. Pragmatic requires the author to first pay for their book's production costs before the author sees a dime. A book that doesn't sell enough so Pragmatic can recover its costs, would earn the author nothing at Pragmatic. Apress, like most traditional publishers doesn't require the author to assume any risk and pays a non recoverable advance to the author. In fact, Apress pays significantly more than O'Reilly or any other mainstream publisher.

Gary Cornell
Apress Publisher