2 August, 2005
I am pleased to announce that I am writing a book. With the assistance of a lawyer, Greg Boyd, we are going to write a book dealing with the creation and operation of a game business. We feel that this side of the industry is largely ignored, and too many people rush into the development side of things without really considering the business side. Personally, I think that indie developers need all the help they can get on the business side, and this book will help them.
The book will be a practical tome, covering the areas of starting a business, looking at funding options, operating the business, contracts, marketing, public relations, intellectual property (IP), licensing, international business, litigation, and taxation. The book will contain contributions from other writers that have first-hand experience. We’ll have chapters and sidebars contributed by others, as well as a “Five things I wish I knew” section for the (in)famous with limited time to contribute.
Where do you potentially fit in? We’re looking to round out some contributions to the chapters. I know some clever people read this blog and figure a few might be interested. If you are, send along your credentials to brian (at) neardeathstudios.com and I’ll send along details instead of boring everyone reading this. We’d be happy to get contributions in both chapters and sidebars.