It's like taking the ~15,000 words you speak in a day, saying them all at once (a 1.5 hour speech), and then trying to make it actually make sense. Sure, you're communicating for the same length of the time, but one is much, much harder than the other.
When you write a book, it must:
- Have a coherent theme. Few people stick to one topic on Quora. The topi...
In many ways, this is the perfect type of book to self-publish. I'm the author of a self-published book somewhat within the same genre (technology) and it's usually ranked between about #200 and #300 on Amazon out of all books. So, yes, you can do well self-publishing within this type of book. (Note: self-publishing does not, in any way, imply kindle / el... (more) Software development books are expensive because of a variety of factors that all mix together to make one end result: expensive books.
#1: High Upfront Costs
Editing, layout, cover design, print runs. All these things cost money!