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March 23, 2005

Invitation to Author a(nother) Book

Today I was contacted by an aquisitions person from another press, to write a book about advanced MySQL topics. Hmmm, sounds familiar.

Two thoughts:
1) I think I've been pretty active on this weblog about ProMySQL, the book I'm writing for apress right now. It seems like with a little research, or just a search for Kruckenberg on Google, you'd stumble into some information that would indicate that I'm involved in another book and would probably be contractually obligated to not contribute to another. The person indicated that they had read a lot of MySQL-related stuff on my weblog, surely they saw some of the book posts.

2) I thought the invitation to write a book was a fluke, one-time chance. When I talked to Phil Windley about the opportunity to write he suggested talking to an agent to see if there were any other presses interested in the idea. I thought about it for awhile but couldn't imagine another press would think I was a good author candidate. Maybe I should have been more confident. I'm still pretty sure it's a fluke I'm involved in writing a book.

Posted by mike at March 23, 2005 12:15 AM