I’ve contributed a chapter (and some editing) to a new, and much needed, user-focused book on Plone.
The book is called Practical Plone 3: A Beginner’s Guide to Building Powerful Websites and is profiled on the Packt Publishing site with an expected release date of next month.
This should be an excellent book for users of the Plone content management system (CMS) of any experience level, including (for the first time) new users.
Many Plone “rock stars” are included in the vast list of authors who have contributed their perspectives on getting the most out of using Plone: Jon Stahl, Martin Aspeli, David Convent, Darci Hanning, Ricardo Newbery, John DeStefano, Clayton Parker, Alex Clark, Veda Williams, Tom Conklin, Sam Knox, Steve McMahon, and Matt Bowen.
Update: the release of the book has been delayed a few times, due to what I presume to be a lack of editing resources. As of today, the book is still scheduled for release this month (January 2009), but as final reviews by many of the authors have not yet occurred, I think this estimate may, unfortunately, err on the side of optimism. More news as it comes ….
Another update: As of yesterday (Jan. 18), we’ve finally received the last of the final edits, and we’ve been assured that printing will take place tomorrow (Jan. 20). So, to conincide with the beginnings of a historic U.S. presidency, we may also have a new book to read! 😉
Final update: just realized that I never closed this thread with the actual publication of the book. 😉 You can read more about that here.