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Webinar School now available in print and ebook form

Cover image for Webinar SchoolBette Frick’s new book, Webinar School: Planning, producing, and presenting your training webinar, is now available in print and ebook form from online retailers worldwide.

Webinar School presents Bette’s practical tips for offering flawless webinars, keeping participants engaged, and having as much fun as the learners do. Based on her wide-ranging experience teaching both in-person and online classes, Bette takes you from planning through delivery, with insights and tips to help you deliver winning webinars.

Webinar School focuses on the challenges of delivering high-quality training through webinars and addresses common concerns such as keeping participants engaged, increasing interaction, handling technical problems, and creating compelling slides.

You can purchase the print edition at most online retailers, including Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The ebook edition is available at the same retailers and also in a DRM-free bundle at the XML Press Bookstore at O’Reilly Media.

On Sale Through February 28

The print edition is on sale at many retailers for $14.95 until February 28, 2017. Check with your favorite book retailer for details.

For more information about this book, check out the Webinar School web page.

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Kevin Nichol’s Enterprise Content Strategy Named a Top Ten Gift Book for Content Strategists

Kevin Nichol’s Enterprise Content Strategy was named by Firehead Ltd. as one of the 10 gift books for digital communicators for 2017.

The article says, “Nichols outlines some of the best practices for conducting and executing content strategy projects for your business. Expect many definitions, questions to ask, checklists and guidelines to give you a good grounding in enterprise CS.”

Congratulations to Kevin for this well-deserved recognition.

 Latest News (Tech Comm,XML Press)

Virtual Summit on Advanced Practices in Technical Communication

The Content Wrangler is offering a three day, free virtual webinar series. Three days of free educational web presentations. The Virtual Summit on Advanced Practices in Technical Communication features 12 free one-hour sessions from some of the industry’s best and brightest talents — experts in XML authoring, content strategy, content management, translation and localization, intelligent content, plain language, customer experience, and more.

XML Press authors Scott Abel, Richard Hamilton, and Val Swisher will be presenting, as will our technical collaborator, Don Day, who will be presenting a talk about the technology behind the Language of series of books that XML Press is publishing with The Content Wrangler.

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tekReader demos sample chapter from Managing Writers

eGloo Technologies has posted a chapter from Managing Writers to demonstrate the capabilities of its tekReader publishing platform. You can view the sample chapter in tekReader here: Measurement and Metrics.

Thanks to David Coules and Don Stolee of eGloo for putting together this demo. We met at LavaCon, sent them the files a few days later, and they had the demo working within a day. They also nicely captured our print style, while keeping the book readable online.

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Ebook Sale

In support of the LavaCon conference last week, we offered a 40% discount on XML Press ebooks at O’Reilly Media.

We have extended that sale for another week, until November 11th. Here is the link:

XML Press Books at O’Reilly Media

The discount code is: LAVACON16. However, the code is already embedded in the link above.

 Latest News (Content Strategy,XML Press)

MindTouch Top 25 Content Strategist Influencers for 2016

MindTouch just published its list of Top 25 Content Strategist Influencers for 2016, and the names include eight XML Press authors, including Ann Rockley, who was named an Unparalleled Content Strategist Influencer, and XML Press authors Sharon Burton, Rahel Anne Bailie, JoAnn Hackos, Kevin Nichols, Alan J. Porter, Val Swisher, and Noz Urbina, who were […]

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Orange County California STC Chapter Meeting

Next Tuesday, October 18, 6:00pm to 8:30pm, I will be presenting a talk on XML at the Orange County STC Chapter Meeting at the Doubletree Club Hotel—Orange County Airport.

The talk will cover topics ranging from basic XML syntax and structure to XML schemas for technical communicators. There will be plenty of time for questions, […]

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Technical Writing Tools

If you wonder what tools are being used by technical communication experts, check out Technical Writing Tools: The Ultimate Expert Choice. The author, Ferry Vermeulen, has collected the favorite tools of more than 70 industry experts, including XML Press authors Rahel Bailie, Noz Urbina, and Richard Hamilton.

The article includes a summary of the most […]

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LavaCon 2016 in Las Vegas

The LavaCon conference will be held in Las Vegas, at the Golden Nugget Hotel, October 25-28, 2016.

In addition to bringing together the top names in content strategy and tech comm management, LavaCon is known for top-quality presentations and second-to-none hospitality. And this year, if you can’t attend in person, you can attend virtually.

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 Latest News (XML Press)

XML Press Author Peter Lavin to Speak At PHP Northeast 2016

Peter Lavin, author of the forthcoming book, HTML to Flare with Dynamic Content, will be speaking at PHP Northeast 2016, in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, August 4-5, 2016.

His talk is titled, “Querying and Manipulating HTML using PHP.” For more information, go to: http://2016.northeastphp.org.