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How we got our 2-year-old repo trending on GitHub in just 48 hours. Github has made it easy for millions of developers to publicize their projects so they can attract users and collaborators.

How we got our 2-year-old repo trending on GitHub in just 48 hours

But these developers often find themselves spending hundreds of hours building a project, only to push it to GitHub and earn a mere one or two stars. I found myself in this situation while building a project for the nonprofit I work at, Hack4Impact. It’s a student group that makes technical projects for community organizations. Together, we’ve built flask-base, which serves as boilerplate code for all of our products. It contains some basic staples of a flask web app: SQLAlchemy, a Redis Queue, and User Authentication (among a few other features). You can check out our repo here. The big advantage of flask-base is that its “plug and play.”

Flask-base has been in development for two years, and it has helped us form the boilerplate for about 90% of the technical projects we take on. But then we discovered what was wrong with our approach. Then, we got our moment. Markdown Tables generator - "You Don't Know JS" (book series) by Kyle Simpson.

Announcing Understanding ECMAScript 6 - NCZOnline. For almost two years, I’ve been keeping notes on the side about ECMAScript 6 features.

Announcing Understanding ECMAScript 6 - NCZOnline

Some of those notes have made it into blog posts while others have languished on my hard drive waiting to be used for something. My intent was to compile all of these notes into a book at some point in time, and with the success of Principles of Object-Oriented Programming in JavaScript1, I decided that I’d like to do another self-published ebook. My initial experience with self-publishing went so well that I really wanted to make my next one even better. This is what you can expect. Open from the beginning Understanding ECMAScript 6 will be the first book (or ebook) that I write in a completely open manner.

With DRM-free ebooks of my content floating around, they will naturally end up in the hands of people who haven’t paid. So, given that my content is going to end up online for free regardless, I decided that I would make this ebook open from the beginning. Peut-on protéger le titre de son livre ? Et comment ? Tous ces titres posent de délicates questions dans la mesure où ils font clairement référence à des titres de livres très connus.

Peut-on protéger le titre de son livre ? Et comment ?

À ce titre, ils peuvent être interdits sous l’angle de la concurrence déloyale au sens de l’alinéa 2 de l’article L.112-4. Ce sera le cas des titres de livres récents mais également de titres de livres qui sont tombés dans le domaine public. Néanmoins, encore faut-il que l’auteur du titre initial prouve l’existence d’un risque de confusion, et il pourrait être imaginé de soutenir que la notoriété du titre d’origine exclut le risque de confusion. Sous l’angle du droit d’auteur, on peut se demander si ces titres ne pourraient pas être considérés comme des « parodies ». Le Code de la Propriété Intellectuelle autorise les parodies « sous réserve que soient indiqués clairement le nom de l’auteur et la source », la parodie étant néanmoins entendue restrictivement.

La protection des titres d'ouvrages. How to Write an Ebook. So you want to write an ebook, but how?

How to Write an Ebook

This guide will outline the basic steps of creating an ebook. Writing ebooks has become quite common, but how to write an ebook isn’t so straightforward. By the end of this guide, you will have a solid understanding of the steps it takes to write and publish your own ebook.This post contains affiliate links. Post contents In April 2010 I decided to write an ebook, mostly as an experiment. My plan was to finish it by the end of June, publish it in July and then…well, I hoped to sell a few copies. Things didn’t go according to plan. I officially launched Tell Your Time: How To Manage Your Schedule So You Can Live Free on October 26, 2010.

But that’s not what happened. I made significantly more than $10 that first day (like thousands more) and it continues to sell all these years later. Writing an ebook is quick, easy, cheap to produce and potentially more profitable. 1. Many people have made excellent money through the sales of ebooks. 2. 3. Print vs. Digital Report – Author Earnings.

In our initial Author Earnings report, we revealed some amazing data on the health of self-publishing on the Kindle Store [link].

Print vs. Digital Report – Author Earnings

We included several caveats that this was only a look at Amazon, as there’s simply too much to discuss about publishing today without tackling it in bite-sized chunks. Today we’re bringing print into the mix, as Amazon is said to represent only 30% of the publishing market. Using a Bookscan snapshot of weekly print sales, we compared the top 100 bestsellers in print with the top 100 bestsellers in digital. Since our digital data is a daily snapshot, we simply divided the units sold on Bookscan by 7. It gives us the same time period during the same week (there was even overlap with some titles, though this was not important).

A couple things to keep in mind: A lot of the print sales on the right of the graph above are occurring on Amazon (more occur there than any other single source). We laughed when it came out right at 70/30. How I make $400 a month in Passive Income by Self-Publishing – Medium. I’m the author of Behind the Ivy Curtain: A Data Driven Guide to Elite College Admissions : First, a bit of background.

How I make $400 a month in Passive Income by Self-Publishing – Medium

I went to Yale and learned about elite college admissions from reading forums like College Confidential. This knowledge helped me get into great schools and I advised my classmates/younger students too. But 1-on-1 advising doesn’t scale. I remember, way back in 10th grade, being blown away by the stuff I was learning online, and thinking that I’d write a book someday to share this wisdom. There were many books on college admissions, so I thought about how I could write something more unique. The book above is the end result. The Numbers This is why most of you are here. Considerations when asked to write a book? Authority. 2nd Digital Edition And no, you don’t have to be famous or have a huge online following.


So you are writing a tech book with sample code… So you are writing a tech book with sample code… This post is the result of frustration I have with code examples in some tech books.

So you are writing a tech book with sample code…

It is in your interest as an author to follow these rules as it might make your book relevant for longer and result in higher sales of your work. I know, I know, all these rules seem obvious but for some reason the number of books that don’t follow these rules is still “too damn high” to paraphrase a popular maymay so I guess someone has to say it. Follow Joel’s test rule #2. Getting your sample code to run should be a single action. Remember that if your book sells 1000 copies and each reader spends an hour trying to figure out the dev environment, you’ve wasted 1000 man-hours.