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Promoting a Technical Book Aimed at Understanding Errors

By comp1systems ·
Ok, so I've spent that last year and a half writing a technical
book aimed at recognizing and understanding computer
errors mainly in Windows XP (and Windows 98 because
there are still 98 users out there) and Windows 2000.
Everything in the book has been researched over and over
again with the source of the information being greatly
highlighted, and each error encountered by people whom
I've helped solve the problem.

I got the idea from many of the people I've helped with
computer problems stemming from using the System
Restore to reinstalling the operating system; from setting
up wireless networks to knowing the differenc between
Static and Dynamic internet connection; knowing what an IP
Address is to what how the error reporting tool functions,
and the software issues surrounding SBC Yahoo! and
Service Pack 2. Now the question is, how do you get
something like this have an interest in others who may find
it useful? In otherwords, who do I get computer users
interested in buying my book (or guide)? Although there
remains to be errors encountered that many do not know
what they mean, I like to think that my guide is the starting
point to what some of those errors mean, and being able to
recognize them-- learn how to troubleshoot and solve
them.

My book is titled, "The Guide to Recognizing &
Understanding Computer Errors, Part 1. I am hoping there
could be a part 2. In the meantime, I am marketing the
book myself at $10 a copy because of the research and
time I poured into it. I am not a seasonned computer
expert, but I am knowledgeable enough to have felt that
even for new and novice computer users, this would be a
handy tool they can have at their fingertips. I wrote the
book keeping them well in mind, even today I continue to
research various computer errors (what they mean, what
causes them, their impact on a computer, etc.)

So, if anyone has any good advice on the best way to go
about getting the book out on the streets and into the
hands of computer users who could benefit from the book,
I'd be very appreciative.

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Why don't you post a snippet of it here?

by jmgarvin In reply to Promoting a Technical Boo ...

Perhaps someone in the publishing industry will see it and grab on to it.

Also, I highly suggest you create a website and market it from there.

You won't get rich, but you'll get the word out!

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Yep someone did that no so long back

by Tony Hopkinson In reply to Why don't you post a snip ...

TR download asked for comments, on boolean algebra and hexadecimal I vaguely remember.
A book on how to solve technical problems written with the appreciation of someone who feels they aren't a tech , sounds like a very good idea to me. Dumbed down tech books tend to look either patronising or juvenile.

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