After almost two years of writing, editing, and rewriting my book, I've finally completed the first edition of Ansible for DevOps, and it's available for sale on Amazon, LeanPub, and iTunes!
The book is 400 pages long, just shy of 80,000 words, and was a huge effort. It's such a relief to finally have it 'out the door', though publishing-as-I-write has been a great experience. Pre-first-edition, I've already sold over 2,200 copies of Ansible for DevOps on LeanPub!
Here are a few blog posts from Server Check.in where I describe more of the publication process:
- 6 Lessons learned self-publishing my first book
- $25K in book sales, and I'm almost ready to publish
- Writing on LeanPub - $0.21 per word
- Self-publishing my first technical book on LeanPub
If you've ever thought about writing your own book and self-publishing, give LeanPub a try! It's the best publishing platform for most types of books nowadays. Even if you want to go a more traditional route, you can self-pub with other services like CreateSpace or Lulu!