Well, it’s been a bit of a saga, but there are some new developments about my forthcoming: Designing mLearning: Tapping Into the Mobile Revolution for Organizational Performance. It’s the usual good news/bad news scenario, but only mildly.
First, for the bad news. The book, which I’d been told would be available “around” January, will be available around January, if you agree that February counts. The book, I’m now assured, will ship on 2 February. I’m glad to have a firm date, and the only real problem with 2 Feb is that it makes a dodgy proposition of having the book available for the very good TechKnowledge conference (where I’m presenting a mobile learning workshop on 1 February). Though, of course, you’ll be able to order the book (and you can preorder now).
The good news is I’ve finally got a downloadable PDF sample of the book, including what I think is a clever cover design (caveat, my idea :), the ‘about the book’ section, Ellen Wagner‘s gracious foreword, and the short section introduction and first chapter. It tells the story of what the book’s about and why it should be of interest to the target audience (which hopefully includes you).
I’ll also be giving some webinars to promote the book to a variety of audiences, including the always great eLearning Guild, ASTD, and Training Industry Quarterly. Stay tuned to your usual channels, which includes the Quinnovation News page (which always points to what I’m up to).
For my sins, of course, it appears there’s more mobile writing in my near future, which will likely impact my blogging a bit, but as always I’ll try to keep a balance. At least the travel’s done and holidays are essentially past. Hope your holidays have been good so far!