Book reviews for “Confluence, Tech Comm, Chocolate”

A number of people have written reviews of my book, Confluence, Tech Comm, Chocolate: A wiki as platform extraordinaire for technical communication. The reviews are thoughtful, quirky, in-depth, and creative. I love the variety of styles. Here’s a roundup, for those who’d like to know more about the book or simply to see what people are saying about it.

The latest is a review with a difference. It’s by Randall Ward of Appfire Technologies. He has called it a “book review and wine/chocolate pairing guide“. If you’re the slightest bit interested in wine, chocolate, or wikis, you’ve got to read Randall’s post.Β  πŸ˜‰

All reviews to date:

More reviews will probably appear after the date of this post, as people start receiving their copies of the book. To see the latest reviews, drop in on this wiki page: Book reviews and blog posts and webinars and more.

Thanks so much to everyone who has spent the time and energy writing up a review!

About Sarah Maddox

Technical writer, author and blogger in Sydney

Posted on 2 June 2012, in book, Book reviews, confluence tech comm chocolate, technical writing and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Sarah,
    Are there any plans for an audio version, like on

    • Hallo Gina

      That’s an interesting question. There aren’t any plans at the moment, but I’ll ask my publisher if he has longer-term plans for audio books. He is Richard Hamilton at XML Press. He may be along shortly to add a comment. πŸ™‚

      Cheers, Sarah

  2. Hi Gina,

    There aren’t any current plans for an audio version. Since most of our books have examples and other things that don’t really go well with audio presentation, we haven’t spent much time considering that medium.

    That said, it might be interesting to do an abridged version that selected those parts that would work well in audio. Of course, that would mean I’d have to decide whether to do an English or Australian language version:-).

    Richard Hamilton

    • G’day mate

      It’s gotta be Stralian, of course. At least we know where to put our inverted commas. More to the point, we pronounce “schedule” properly. πŸ˜‰

      No worries,

      • Stralian makes sense, but the only person I can afford to do an audio book (me) would turn Stralian into kangaroo meat. BTW, I agree with you logically on inverted commas and placement of punctuation and quote marks, but I’m a slave to American usage:-).

    • Sarah and Richard,

      An audio abridged version would be great! I have so much to read, and a 1.5 hour drive every day — I’m sure it would benefit lots of people! I can’t get my new Kindle Fire to read books out loud (apparently Amazon dropped that feature for Kindle Fire).



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