RE: (dsssl) DSSSL Book

Subject: RE: (dsssl) DSSSL Book
From: Didier PH Martin <martind@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 04 Feb 2003 18:20:43 -0500
Hi Javier,

Yes, before submitting your book to publishers you'll need to get it
translated into English. If you can get that. Here are some pointers.
a)  you need to write a book proposal to introduce your book to publishers.
This is a kind of sales letter. All the publishers I dealt with asked for it
(Wrox, Manning, OReilly)
b) Don't worry about a perfect English since most of these publishers have
proofreader that can do the job.
c) all the publishers I worked with will submit your book to reviewers
before publishing it.
d) keep some content to write some articles form it. You'll need that for
the book's marketing (I know, I know, but marketing is a necessary evil :-)

If you have any other question please email me at martind@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Having published several books I can help you remove some roadblocks.

There is also an alternative: if you want it to be published both on paper
and online as an ebook take a look at:

Anyway, if you want to talk more about that, please email me. I whish you
all the best for that initiative.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-dssslist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:owner-dssslist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Javier Farreres
de la Morena
Sent: 4 février, 2003 12:01
To: dssslist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: (dsssl) DSSSL Book

Dear people.

For the last two years I have been working on a DSSSL book. Now the
are quite advanced. I is now 200 pages big (you know, it depends on page
size, font size, margins and so on).

I have sent this message before to the OpenJade list, where I work on the
development of the tool, but I only got two replies. I have also contacted
James Clark, Norm Walsh and Paul Prescod. Only Paul replied, and he said
he would enjoy reviewing the contents if it doesn't disturb his personal

I am spanish, and I am working mainly in spanish in the book. Right now
I am still adding more content. If I have to translate now, it would stop
me from adding more content.

I send this message for some reasons. First, I think the materials are
already in some sections, and I would thank some help. Someone could help
by translating from spanish to english. I would also thank if someone could
offer DSSSL examples for the book. I have many examples of code in the book,
but I would like more in it. I cover the whole standard, there is a complete
explanation of the SGML property set, transformation language and style
language. In the query language I haven't yet found a proper way to explain
it, and it is still a catalog of procedures. About the transformation
there is no way to actually try the code. I invented almost all the examples
(although for some I based on some examples in James Clark page).

Well, if someone has time to help, please contact me.

Another question I have. I would like to find some publishing company
in the book. But this publishing company should accept having the full
of the book accessible on the web, appart from having the book published.
Perhaps someone of you can suggest me something on this matter.

I wait for replies.

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