It’s been 2 years since the release of my second book, FBML Essentials, and everyone keeps asking me when I’m going to write my next. I admit I’m a little addicted – it’s why I write on this blog. I hated writing for others in High School and College, but since I started writing for myself I have really gained a sincere appreciation for writing. Once I wrote my first book, I’m on Facebook–Now What??? with Jason Alba, I was addicted. I love writing! That’s why I’m proud to announce that I have signed an agreement with Wiley to write Facebook Application Development For Dummies.
What will it be about? To tell you the truth, I’m still working that out. My thought is to keep this one extremely simple. I want it to be so simple even marketers and brand managers can learn at least a few ways to integrate Facebook Connect on their own websites, or find ways to integrate their brand straight into Facebook. I’d like to hear from you though – what would you like to learn about Facebook Application Development? What would you like to learn about the Facebook Platform?
I’m honored to be working with Wiley in this effort. They are my biggest publisher yet, and from my dealings with them thus far they are going to be a joy to work with. My wife has agreed to not see me for the next 6-9 months (I love you honey!), and I’m still keeping my day job and running SocialToo. Yes, I’m crazy. I think in the end though, based on my interactions with each of you, we need a completely simple instruction on how to get started with the Facebook Platform and what it means for developers and brands. My hope is that with the time I spend on this book I might be able to benefit each of you in getting started with this incredible platform.
Facebook Application Development For Dummies will go to print some time at the end of this year, and, having learned from my last 2 books, you can bet this book will be very up to date and will have ways of remaining up to date long from its publish date. Tell me what you want it to include!
I’ll be at Facebook’s F8 developers conference tomorrow (I’ll be one of the only guys with a FriendFeed T-Shirt on) – come look for me! The first 4 people to mention this post to me at the conference get a free, signed copy of FBML Essentials.