Got the good news from INETA today. They have approved my proposal for a Birds of a Feather session at the now sold-out PDC. It has had to be merged with Gary Cornell's session to make it in, but the topics were different angles on a wide topic, so the whole session should cover the following topics.

  1. What’s good and what’s bad with the current slew of .NET v1 books
  2. What’s good and what’s bad with the current publishing houses
  3. What people want to see in the forthcoming Whidbey, Yukon and Longhorn beta books arriving in Q2 and Q3 2004
  4. How someone should go about presenting their proposals for a book to publishers

My main fear at this point is that the whole session will be scheduled on the Sunday night before the conference has begun. The session will achieve a grand total of zero if it is I fear.

I’m also scheduled for a slot on PDC radio for the two different hats I’m wearing at the moment. Listen out on Monday at 12.45 for me in my independent author’s hat, promoting Programming .NET Web Services and advertising the BOF session, followed closely by me in my APress .NET evangelist hat spelling out the new groovy titles they are publishing in the next year or so.