Channeling a community to write a book


Felicity Brand

Job title

Technical Communicator


Open Strategy Partners


DevRelCon 2021

A community-created book builds credibility and creates a useful resource that gives back. Felicity Brand, along with Heather McNamee and Jeffrey A. McGuire, channeled the collective experience of a broad range community members from the TYPO3 CMS project and captured it in a book.

Contributors included developers, project managers, designers and digital agency leaders, all of whom had a different story to tell about this one content management system. They translated all of those impressions to build a resource that suits a mixed audience of technical project managers, decision-makers, and developers. All proceeds from the book go back into the community.

Learn from their mistakes and find out how you too can create a book with, and for, your community.

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