|For the past 25 years or so I have been writing books
on various aspects of programming in my spare time. My
first book was about compiler construction and I sold
a few spiral-bound copies of it in the early 1990's.
I am passionate about writing, but pretty much clueless
In the past months I have created a compiler construction
primer with strong emphasis on the practical side and
published it at Lulu.com. The book homepage is here:
I have received quite encouraging feedback about my works,
but most people who buy my books stumbled across them by
accident. Some of them have asked me why they had not heard
about me earlier, given the fact that they found my books
So here is my question: how do I make my books known?
I have announced the latest one on Usenet and on reddit.
On reddit the posting disappeared after a few hours, most
probably because some folks thought it was "spam". Up to
that point, comments were very positive.
That's pretty much it. I have run out of ideas, so any
thoughts you might to share with me on the topic of book
marketing would be highly appreciated!
EDIT: sorry about the messy formatting. I obviously have no
clue how this web 2.0 stuff works. :-/