Q: What are your specialist tech areas?
Q: How did you become an author for Packt? Tell us about your journey. What was your motivation for writing this book?
Q: What kind of research did you do, and how long did you spend researching before beginning the book?
Q: Did you face any challenges during the writing process? How did you overcome them?
Eric: Of course the technical side of the book and the choice of examples is important. We always wonder how to explain a concept that seems important to us, without overflowing on other subjects. The goal is for the book to read easily, like a novel, with suspense inside! Each subject treated must be the consequence of what has been said previously. I hate these books where we talk about something but we wonder why we talk about it now!
Q: What’s your take on the technologies discussed in the book? Where do you see these technologies heading in the future?
Q: Why should readers choose this book over others already on the market? How would you differentiate your book from its competition?
Q: What are the key takeaways you want readers to come away with from the book?
Q. What advice would you give to readers learning tech? Do you have any top tips?
Q. How would you describe your author’s journey with Packt? Would you recommend Packt to aspiring authors?
Eric: I’ve written many other books with other publishers, but Packt has shown me the most professionalism. The two proofreaders Kailash and Gabriel were professional and wanted everything to be explained well. As for the editors at Packt (I’m thinking of Mark and Debolina) they aim to help you make the most professional book. I had to improve many things in the book, to make it easier to understand and use. And I’m also thinking of Shubham who tested all the programs one by one to check, once again, that they were working properly! And I’m not talking yet about Anamika and Marylou who have the heavy task of making this book known, because it’s not enough to write a good book, you also have to have readers!
Q. How did you organize, plan, and prioritize your work and write the book?
Eric: The hardest part of writing a book is cutting the book into sections that fit together. We always wonder if this notion that we are explaining now is understandable for the reader with the elements previously explained. If this is not the case, it is necessary to review what has been written in the previous pages!
Q. What is the one writing tip that you found most crucial and would like to share with aspiring authors?
Eric: I tell them to put themselves in the shoes of their readers and to ask themselves if what we write is interesting and understandable for them.
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