I am finally coming down from the high of publishing, Making the World Work Better – The Ideas that Shaped a Century and a Company. 

So now it’s time to focus on our next two books coming into the marketplace.  One of the most consistently best-selling IBM Press books has been,  Developing Quality Technical Information.  The second edition continues to get positive reviews.  I was speaking to an editor over a year ago about the idea of making a third edition of the book and we determined that it wasn’t necessary to update the content but there was still a lot of information missing in the marketplace.

Hence the birth of two new books for writers and editors.  These books are available for pre-order and I’ve got 35% off coupons and free shipping in the US.


The first is DITA Best Practices: A Roadmap for Writing, Editing, and Architecting in DITA

The authors begin with topic-based writing, presenting proven best practices for developing effective topics and short descriptions. Next, they address content architecture, including how best to set up and implement DITA maps, linking strategies, metadata, conditional processing, and content reuse. Finally, they offer “in the trenches” solutions for ensuring quality implementations, including guidance on content conversion.

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Next to hit the press will be, The IBM Style Guide: Conventions for Writers and Editors.  This book is over 400 pages and I am sure it will be considered as a definitive resource. 

Straight from IBM: complete, proven guidelines for writing consistent, clear, concise, consumable, reusable, and easy-to-translate content

  • Brings together everything IBM has learned about writing outstanding technical and business content
  • Helps any organization create high-quality information deliverables – regardless of author, delivery mechanism, or production location
  • Offers practical guidance on writing for global audiences from one of the world’s leading multinational companies

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