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The Tide of Social Media Books

The Tide of Sosial Media BooksThe 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you’ll lose because social media is changing very rapidly (especially now and it’s going faster) and your book end up out of date.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.

Given so, I’d like to think that as a writer we shouldn’t just chase the next boom topic Continue reading The Tide of Social Media Books

Step by Step Facebook, The Next Level

Step by Step Facebook The Next Level
Step by Step Facebook The Next Level
Step by Step Facebook The Next Level
Step by Step Facebook The Next Level

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 + 15% off. Thanks to (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 🙂

So, here it is an exclusive preview of the book and you can also download Continue reading Step by Step Facebook, The Next Level

Step by Step Facebook as Seen on

step by step facebook on
step by step facebook on

Today, I was opening and found an interesting flash banner that was an ad by GramediaShop.

In case you haven’t heard about it, it’s an online book store that sells books from all KKG publishers, such as Elex Media Komputindo, GPU, etc. So it’s not like the normal Gramedia book store we usually see at the mall. This is more like a direct channel from the publishers itself to you.

Well, what surprised me was that Step by Step Facebook was there on the homepage of Well, it’s not the only book that is getting the exposure.  Continue reading Step by Step Facebook as Seen on

Free Step by Step Facebook Sample Chapter

This is a glimpse of what you can read on Step by Step Facebook. I give you a sample chapter on the third chapter.  This is the table of contents:

1. Apa Itu Facebook?
1.1 Mengapa Social Networking?
1.2 Mari Berkenalan dengan facebook
1.3 Kelebihan dan Kekurangan facebook
1.4 The Next facebook

2. Menjaring Teman

2.1        Daftarkan Saya

2.2        Mengenal Rumah Anda di facebook

2.3        Mengelola Account dan Profil

2.4        Semua Hal Tentang Foto

2.4.1 Menambahkan Album dan Foto

2.4.2 Berbagi Foto

2.4.3 Memberi Tag pada Foto

2.5        Menambahkan Video

2.6        Semua Hal Tentang Teman

2.6.1 Apa itu Teman di facebook?

2.6.2 Menjaring Teman

2.6.3 Menerima Pemintaan Menjadi Teman

2.6.4 Mengelola Daftar Teman

2.7        Bergabung dengan Komunitas Continue reading Free Step by Step Facebook Sample Chapter

Step by Step Facebook, The Presentation

This is the presentation that I made for my Step by Step Facebook talk shows. It’s the final version after continuous revision.  I tried to make it different than the regular pointer bullet by bullet boring presentation, although it still got some in it.

Basically it covers what I’m writing on the book itself. So here it is. Feel free to ask by commenting if you have questions about it 😉 Continue reading Step by Step Facebook, The Presentation