I spoke with my publisher this morning about (among other things) the cover of my next book: The 10 Principles of Open Business.
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Sunday, July 21, 2013
My new book, The 10 Principles of Open Business (Building Success in Today's Open Economy) is almost complete.
I finished off the final chapter today. I have one extra piece I'd like to add should Alan Rusbridger (Editor in Chief at The Guardian) find himself with the spare moment he's been seeking for months, in time for my July 31 deadline. I know Alan is keen to be included - we have a chapter on Open Data which suits his story very well. (UPDATE: Alan did indeed make the final deadline I'm pleased to say).
The preface is yet to be written - which Matt Atkinson, the CMO at Tesco PLC has kindly agreed to do.
It has taken pretty much all of my spare time for the last nine months or more. But, I am excited to say, it's almost there, does what I set out to achieve and is now available for pre-order on Amazon, I believe the launch date in the UK is the end of January 2014 with the US launch following toward the end of February.
The first edition is hardback. There is a small discount to be had from ordering in advance which I urge you to take advantage of (Update: No longer available as of August 19, 2013, but you will find other discounts available on this blog)..
When I last looked on Amazon the cover hadn't been added yet, and the about the author part was a bit out of date (which I'm in the process of getting updated).
So what is the book about? The 10 Principles of Open Business, of course.
Here's the draft contents list: