Beta Publishing

I’ve mentioned before that I am working with four other co-authors on a book for the association community titled "We’ve Always Done It That Way: 101 Things Associations Must Change." As we write pieces of the book, we’ve been publishing them to a blog. I encourage you to go there and read what we’ve written.

The last post that I wrote on that blog was on "Beta Publishing," which is the practice of actually printing and distributing a book BEFORE it is done. This is, of course, exactly what we are doing with our book. In addition to the blog, we have printed out our progress so far (about 30, or so, of the 101 things), and we’re distributing it this weekend at the Great Ideas Conference in San Diego.

If you aren’t going to be there, but really want a printed copy, I’ve posted a PDF of our beta draft to this blog. You can download it by clicking here (do note: the file is 1.4 megabytes, so if you’re on a dialup connection, make sure you get your coffee first).