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:
The manuscript of my book "Entreprenerd" is written; the copy editing process is ongoing. Soon I'll start the production process including cover design, typesetting, and proofreading. In the meantime, more people have filled out the survey about the book.