|I am thinking of writing a book. I'm been pondering the ideas that will make up the book for the past few months. I already have a 150 line outline with 5 chapters. I think I have enough already for a whole book, but I'm not sure.|
The book is about how software companies do such a terrible job of hiring developers, and how they can do a better job. My thesis is that what makes a good team is a balance between nerdy introverted, non-communicative geniuses and extroverted well-networked less intelligent blogger-coders. Both types are important for a well balanced, well-oiled team, but many companies often end up only hiring one stereotype or the other.
A few questions:
1. I want this to be published in a paper book. Which publisher will best suit the subject matter?
2. I have never written a book before. Will this make it hard for me to get the attention of publishers? If I already have the book written before I approach publishers, will this help me?
3. I want to interview lead interviewers for various tech companies. Will such interviews be difficult as a first-time writer? What are some tips on how to get in touch with these people. I live in Ohio, so I will have to do everything over the phone.
4. If I have to end up self-publishing, how should I go about finding an editor? How much should I pay them?
5. How long should my book be before I can call it a book? How many words?