When I first thought about writing a tech book the subject seemed obvious: something Mac related.
That didn’t work out, but I managed to write a few books about WordPress, TypePad, and even the Kindle (thanks to the four people who bought this one!).
I really enjoyed writing those books, but in the back of my mind I still wanted to write a book about something Mac related.
Lion is Apple’s latest and greatest operating system, and The Mac OS X Lion Project Book is my book about it!
Now, this book is in Peach Pit’s Project Book series, so it won’t tell you how to use Lion. It tries to answer the question, “I have this super cool Mac running Lion, now what the hell can I do with it?”
Lots! I had so many ideas, in fact, that I wrote way more than 240 pages (the book’s length was capped at 240) so we’ll be releasing 6 additional ebooks (which I’ll blog about when they are available).
What’s covered in the book? Why, I’m glad I asked myself! You’ll find out how to:
- Encode your DVDs for playback on your iPad, iPhone, Mac, or Apple TV
- Bend iChat to your will
- Create a wonderful Web site
- And more!
Now, if you’re looking for a book that’ll teach you Lion, I have a few suggestions:
- Mac OS X Lion: Visual Quickstart Guide
by Maria Langer
- Mac OS X Lion Pocket Guide
by Jeff Carlson
- Taking Your Mac OS X Lion to the Max
by my TUAW friends Steve Sande, Dave Caolo and Michael Grothaus (I don’t know Grothaus but he keeps good company!)
One response to “The Mac OS X Lion Project Book”
Cool Scott – congratulations!