I decided not to release my book Entreprenerd before I received proof copies of the hardcover and the paperback version. I'm still waiting for the hardcover, but I received a "Not for Resale" copy of the softcover today.
Something changed, and I don't know exactly what. I know that it was unusual for a newly created website to have about 400 visitors on weekdays. I considered it a success, but I couldn't explain why the website had so many visitors from the start.
On Tuesday April 6 however, the number of visitors dropped with about 300 visitors a day.
I am self-publishing a book about my career as a developer, technical founder, and entrepreneur: Entreprenerd, Building a Multi-Million-Dollar Business with Open Source Software. It's not the first book I'm publishing, but it's the first time that I invested in a copy editor, proofreaders, a typesetter, a photographer, and a cover designer. I want Entreprenerd to be the best book I can produce.
Ik heb als innovator en als technische mens in hart en nieren zelden zoveel plaatsvervangende schaamte voor de IT-sector gevoeld als na het lezen van het artikel Zwangere Guy hapert in virtuele AB (De Tijd, 14 april).
I've been very busy creating and fine-tuning the Entreprenerd website and I'm quite happy with the first results. For two weeks now, the site succeeds in attracting about 400 visitors a day (on weekdays).
I've been discussing the details of the book layout for "Entreprenerd" last week, and once we have made a final decision for the fonts, typesetting can begin. I don't have an exact release date yet, because I don't know how long the proofreading round will take, but in any case: the release of the book is getting closer and closer.
On February 14, 2000, I released iText 0.30, the first officially distributed version of iText.
The first years (2000-2001), my website was quite basic: