“DNSSec Mastery” in-progress version available

By popular demand (mainly on Twitter) I’ve made the work-in-progress version of DNSSec Mastery available on LeanPub.

This is an experiment. If it works well, I’ll do it again. If not… I won’t.

Why would you be interested?

    It’s cheap. I intend to sell the finished ebook for $9.99. The work-in-progress version is $7.99. I will continue to update the manuscript on LeanPub until it’s finished.
    Once the manuscript is complete, I’ll raise the LeanPub price to $9.99 to match other vendors.
    If you want to provide feedback on an incomplete book, this is your chance.

Why would I do this?

    I can usually get subject matter experts to review a book. I have a real problem with getting non-experts to review a book before publication, however. Non-expert feedback is important — those are the people most likely to catch when I explain something poorly, as opposed to the experts who already understand what I’m writing about. I can only handle so much feedback, so I wind up picking a select group of volunteers based on their apparent enthusiasm for the book. Measuring by the results, either I am a poor judge of enthusiasm or enthusiasm is the wrong measurement. This method might work better.
    I get paid earlier. That’s always nice.
    I want feedback from people trying to use it.

    Do I care what you do? No.

    In the long run, sales made via Amazon, B&N, Smashwords, or other ebookstores are better for my career. I’m expecting that only my most hardcore fans will buy the book early. If you’re a hardcore fan, but want to wait for the release of an actual book to buy it, I don’t blame you. I wouldn’t buy an incomplete book.

    But it’s here if you want it.

2 comments to “DNSSec Mastery” in-progress version available

  • [...] on a DNSSEC book that he’s self-publishing, similar to SSH Mastery.  He’s making an early draft available for purchase, at a discount.  You get access to the updates, so you effectively get the book for less, plus you [...]

  • One bit of “integration” that might be interesting (and which is decidedly interesting to me as someone working at a registry operator) would be on how DNSSEC can integrate through the “chain” from the root zone to the domain.

    In principle, that’s a bit self-serving, as my employer would like to sell domains and have people attaching DNSSEC data to them. All the same, I think it’s a mighty useful thing to have a chapter in the book that tells a tale or two that explain how the technological bits described in the rest of the book get collected together to accomplish useful things to a would-be user of DNSSEC. Some of the tales might point to “oh, *that* approach led to me tearing a lot of my hair out.”