Book Sprinting

The act of authoring a book has traditionally been a long and arduous task consisting of many revisions and often years of work. Book Sprinting, on the other hand, is a sort of reaction to the traditional method of book production. In this case, a small group of writers collaboratively co-author, edit, and revise a book in a week or so. The end result is a finished publication that probably has a cohesiveness not present in some books.

I wonder if attempting a one-off publication project like this would be a good idea for us (Broken City Lab). We usually have a half-dozen research fellows around the table at most meetings. I bet we could pull off a nice mini-publication over a weekend.

Via: We Make Money, Not Art (Image from another similar Book Sprinting event.)

3 Replies to “Book Sprinting”

  1. I completely think that this would be an amazing model to try and put something together in a weekend. Let’s all steal time and do this.

    The momentum is everything. Summer weekends would seem like a very possible time to actually pull this off!

  2. This is a great idea – could I participate via Skype/chat/email?

    A solid 50-page e-book could definitely be written in a weekend.

    Depending on the topic, they could make great giveaways at events, and if copies can be sold, this would generate some extra revenue for BCL.

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