Book Sprint: A New Mode For Rapid Book Authoring and Content Development

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Citation: Marco Zennaro, Enrique Canessa, Carlo Fonda, Martin Belcher, Rob Flickenger (2007) Book Sprint: A New Mode For Rapid Book Authoring and Content Development.



Download: http://users.ictp.it/~pub_off/preprints-sources/2007/IC2007003P.pdf

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Summary:

Describes book sprint methodology, including 3 high-level stages:

  1. identify interest, domain expert collaborators, funding
  2. intense "sprint" with collaborators working face-to-face developing book structure, gathering content
  3. remote (writing,(?)) editing, review, publication

Some ambiguity in paper about third step: "This is followed by remote and distributed work over a period of a few months, focusing on the bulk of thecontent creation." vs figure showing only editing, review, publication in third step.

Experience report provided for two sprints authors participated in.

Theoretical and practical relevance:

Note current (2013) book sprint methodology seems more focused on completing book during intense sprint, closer to this paper's figure than narrative. See Writing in Book Sprints.