Past Meetup

SGV Linux Users Group - Writing and Publishing Books with Free Software

This Meetup is past

21 people went

Every 2nd Thursday of the month

Du-Par's Restaurant and Bakery

214 S Lake Ave · Pasadena

How to find us

Parking is behind the restaurant in a shared lot, which can be difficult at this hour. Before 6pm, parking is free for 2 hours. After 6pm, it is free all night.

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NOTE: You do not have to formally RSVP to come, but please let us know, so we have a ballpark headcount to communicate to the restaurant to ensure there is enough seating.

The old saying goes that "everyone has a book inside of them", and advances in technology have made publishing more accessible than ever. The opportunities in traditional and independent publishing are wide open. But writing a book remains a daunting task, and new authors will encounter many steps along the way.

What does it take to publish information in the digital age? Hybrid author Nathan Haines discusses working with traditional publishers that use proprietary software and formats, and describes the self-publishing process from start to finish. From ebooks to print, is Free and Open Source Software up to the task?

Biography:

Nathan Haines is an author, instructor, and computer consultant who fell in love with Ubuntu in 2005, and helped found the Ubuntu California Local Community Team to share that excitement with others. As a current leader of the California team and a member of the Ubuntu Local Community Council, he works to help others support and share Ubuntu worldwide.

His mission to educate and excite people about Free Software and Ubuntu continues with his upcoming book, Beginning Ubuntu Linux for Windows and Mac Users.

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Join us for dinner and presentations. You can come as early as 6:30pm. Please feel free to order dinner as soon as you get there. Presentations will start after most people have received their food or 8 pm, whichever comes first.

You are not required to have dinner with us or order food or stay for the entire meeting. We will have separate checks. Validation is not required for parking. Please take note of signs when parking.

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SGVLUG is one of the oldest and most active Linux User Groups in the Greater Los Angeles area. In addition to Linux, the group also shares interests in other free and open source software, all forms of technology, and the discussion of issues that arise with the these new tools, such as privacy rights. SGVLUG attracts members from throughout LA County including Pasadena, Glendale, Burbank, and eastward throughout the San Gabriel Valley. Our members include software developers, system administrators, hardware engineers, and software users of all levels of experience. Many work in the technology field as employees, contractors or consultants, and enjoy the learning and networking opportunities available from the group. We also have many members that serve as volunteers of their time and skills at various local events, including the annual Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE).