The craze for sosial media is everywhere and here in Indonesia it is not an exception. Recently I was interviewed by Tempo magazine for that matter. Well, there are other writers who were getting interviewed. Not just from my publisher partner, Elex Media Komputindo, but also Mediakita. I guessed we now know who are responsible for publishing so many of these social media books. Read the full post, Musim Pasang Buku Media Sosial.
For social media books in Indonesia, blog is the past, facebook is the present, and perhaps twitter is the future? Just my predictions. Eventhough there are many writers want a piece of this hype (and perhaps more if they can), I don’t think being the first to published book with the next boom topic is always good.
You might get in too early, that means your book is just sitting on the shelf. You’re lucky if you are only a month early. If it’s too early you’ll lose because social media is changing very rapidly (especially now and it’s going faster) and your book end up out of date. It will be an advantage if you write about the major social media because you end up with bigger market as well.
Step by Step Facebook, The Next Level is my newest book. It’s pretty much a sequel to the previous book, Step by Step Facebook.
So, what makes it different? This book focus on talking about Facebook from a professional, business, and developer perspective. You can tell that from the contents too. Enough said because you can take a sneak peak on the exclusive preview below.
The book is published on 15th September 2009, but you can get it faster by doing a pre order at bukukita.com + 15% off. Thanks to bukukita.com (Mr. Setiawan) for doing this and helping me with the testimonials. Also for AstraWorld (Mr. Karnanda Kurniardhi), Elex Media Komputindo (Mr. Willys Octavianus), Forum Pembaca Kompas (Mr.Agus Hamonangan), YL, Mr. Alan Hakim, and Mr. Fatrika Istifarjua for letting me use your page as a study case and giving me the testimonial. A special thanks goes to Mr. Onno W. Purbo for giving his opinion on the book. It is an honor for me 🙂