If you wish to commission a Book Sprint follow this simple process:
- Choose a topic. Think about the topic in terms of a title and subtitle for your book.
- Consider a range of possible dates and locations.
- Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss dates, how to select participants, necessary venue requirements, facilitation possibilities, budget and pre-event preparation.
We have been working hard in the back rooms of Book Sprints. It has been productive times and we will soon try out our new platform built for accelerated and collaborative book production. Code named ‘PubSweet’ the platform is still in a raw state but quite possibly ready for its first trial. Stay tuned…
Those wonderful Aspiration folks are doing their annual Not-for-Profit Dev Summit in San Francisco and Book Sprints is going to be there! Adam Hyde will be present at the event having attended one 4 years ago and enjoyed it so much. The event will be held 18-20 November at Preservation Park in Oakland. If you have never been to an Aspiration event you are missing out and if you haven’t been to the Aspiration Dev Summit then you really must go. Highly recommended. Probably the best thing on the calendar. Ever.
The Book Sprints team is expanding! Due to the increased interest in Book Sprints the team is expanding to include a new business manager, a new facilitator and we have a new business – Book Sprints Limited.
René Post joins as the business manager. René has many years experience as an innovative and successful entrepreneur building businesses from the ground up. René has known about Book Sprints from the beginning having mentored Adam Hyde through the early stages of FLOSS Manuals in 2006/7. René is from the Netherlands and currently lives in Sweden.
Barbara Ruehling joins Book Sprints as a facilitator. Barbara is an anthropologist and has a rich background in facilitating in educational and cultural contexts. Barbara is fluent in English, Spanish and German which will extend the language base of the Book Sprints facilitation team. Barbara is born in Germany and currently lives in Berlin.
In addition Book Sprints Limited has been set up as a company in New Zealand. Founder Adam Hyde lives between Berlin and Whangarei Heads (New Zealand) and hence it was decided to establish the company in his home country. René and Adam are the company’s directors.
The Book Sprints team. From left to right : Adam Hyde, Barbara Ruehling, René Post. Picture taken in Malta Nov 6, 2013.
We are looking pretty busy for the first quarter of 2014 with Book Sprints coming up for a wide variety of organisations. If you are considering a Book Sprint then please be in touch sooner rather than later. We are building out our team to cope with the increased demand for Book Sprints but it always pays to get in early if you have some dates in mind…
The successful Book Sprints for ICT Research program was intended to be an experiment testing the applicability of Book Sprints in academic contexts. However the research project, funded by the European Commission, has been successful in producing two academic works in the first two trial events (Portugal and Malta) facilitated by Adam Hyde. This has exceeded our expectations and we are extremely happy with the output of the Book Sprints in this context as well as the growing body of research data we are collecting on the process.
Following this up there will be 2 more sprints in the second quarter of next year. One to be held in Sardinia off the coast of Italy and the second to be held just outside of Berlin. For more information please see the project home page: