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    Author here, will gladly speak on any questions or comments.

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      I’m finally finishing up the book I’ve been writing since March; it’s looking like I might actually finish by the end of the month, or February at the latest.

      How about you?

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        You should consider hosting on http://www.penflip.com if you are releasing them for free. It allows git-like version control for the writing process too. It’s seriously great. I found it a few months back on HN and have been using it for both of my free books myself.

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          I actually sell the ebooks versions (via Leanpub), but Leanpub lets me put up an HTML version for free. I do have a free book coming up (an introduction to the commonly-used cryptopackages in Go, like OTR, NaCl, tls, and one I wrote, CryptoBox), so I’ll definitely look into it. The only thing is I’d like to stray away from Markdown for writing technical books and use Asciidoc. Does Penflip support that?

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          Leanpub is awesome!!

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            It’s certainly made writing easier, except the Dropbox-based sync has made life difficult (mostly, I run OpenBSD, and there isn’t a good Dropbox client for OpenBSD).

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            Very interesting, also discovered your other book focused on Python. Kudos for putting them up free to read as well, definitely going be curling up with these this weekend!

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              The Python book is problematic for me, because I haven’t written much, if any, Python since starting Go. That means I have less experience with the elliptic curve stuff, because at my previous job we used RSA. I feel like it’s not as useful as it should be for Pythonistas.

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            Right now, I’m working on a free and open source book about the Meteor framework. I hope to finish it by the weeks end. It became much larger of a project than initially thought (it began as a blog post). http://www.penflip.com/rhgraysonii/a-fun-introduction-to-meteor I’d love some feedback!

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              That’s awesome; the book I’m writing also started out as a blog post (on using a particular Python crypto package) that evolved into an introduction to crypto with C, and then I discovered Go and it turned into a book.

              I’m quite possibly the world’s worst web developer, but I’ll give it a look.