I am within just a few days of publishing the second edition of my Complete Guide to Online High Schools book. The first came out in 2007 and the theory was that it would not take this long to come out with a second edition. And then life intervened.
I have mentioned more than once on this blog that the new book would be out soon. Now we are so very close to that point. The text is done. I am just waiting on a few minor changes to the database, so that I can drop the school listings in.
That new database is key. The changes will allow me to export the information in many different ways. Those different ways correlate directly to specific print and digital versions of not only this book, but a number of others. As I have said before, one product does not a publishing empire make.
In the case of what I publish, it makes perfect sense to have multiple products. What I needed was a way to create the school listings easily and quickly for those multiple products. Today I saw Version 1 of the new database. By tomorrow, Version 2 will be done and it will be ready to use.
Over the next several weeks, I will be giving you a regular look into the choices I have made with this book that are so very different than what I did the last time around.