The Art of Community 2nd Edition Update

I just wanted to provide a quick update about the second edition of The Art of Community and the progress that is being made.

After a fast and furious month of writing and editing, the two new chapters (Managing and Tracking Work and Social Media) are now completed. I have also been through and added a number of additional chunks of extra content and information throughout the book. Some highlights include:

  • In Chapter 2 we now also discuss methods of generating revenue to financially support your community.
  • Additions to Chapter 7 for how to coordinate event attendance, create effective presentations, and deliver great talks.
  • Discussion in Chapter 8 about how to react to community concerns in a structured and feedback-orientated way.
  • I added a number of additional conflict and relationship scenarios to Chapter 11 and how to handle them.
  • A significant new addition to Chapter 12 for how to create a community summit, using the Ubuntu Developer Summit as an outline.

Finally, I now have 12 interviews that are part of the new Community Casebook chapter. I will be announcing each of these interviews in a dedicated news story here on over the coming weeks. The interviews are absolutely fascinating and provide great lessons and stories in the book.

Right now I am finalizing the content and then on the 15th Feb the book will go to O’Reilly for copy-editing and will go through the entire book with a fine-tooth comb to ensure everything is looking solid.

In the meantime I am also starting to put together the press plan for publicizing the second edition. If you are a journalist who would like to cover the book, please get in touch with me.

Be sure to keep up to date with The Art of Community on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.

More soon!

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