Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Contributing Author: SharePoint 2013 Inside Out

I'm happy to announce that my first book has been released!  Well, to clarify, I'm a contributing author on SharePoint 2013 Inside Out.  I contributed a chapter on Document Management.  The title authors are veterans of the craft: Penny Coventry, Darvish Shadravan, Tom Resing, and Christina Wheeler.  Also, Javier Barrera was a fellow contributing author on this book.

Authoring a book is always something I wanted to do since I was in high school (although, at that point I thought it would be fiction).  I figured it would have been easier to write a single chapter than it was.  I had the first draft done in two weeks, but that left me with very little sleep over that time.  Granted, this book is more geared towards the experienced power user and not the developer, but I greatly underestimated how easy it would be to write 20-30 pages on Document Management.  While I do hope to become a title author in the future, I now know that there isn't much life outside of writing during that process and that I need to plan accordingly.

I'd like to thank my family for my mental absence, if not physical absence, while I worked on this.  I typically sat in the living room, but I was in my own world while writing.  My wife really was great during the process as I did practically nothing around the house during those two weeks.  Also, Tom Resing deserves a thanks for calling me in on this project.  He vouched for me with the publisher allowing me to get my foot in the door.

SharePoint 2013 Inside Out is published by Microsoft Press and is available through all of the normal outlets as an ebook or physical text.  Buy a copy or ten.  If you're in the San Antonio area, you can find me at the SharePoint User Group most months and I'd be happy to sign it if that matters to you.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for your contribution to the book, Sam. It was great working with you on this project and it's a big success!