Getting a Big Data Job for Dummies

I’m thrilled to announce this new book from Jason Williamson, Getting a Big Data Job for Dummies. Jason teaches Big Data at the University of Virginia. He has worked with leading Fortune 500 companies, including Oracle, GE, and Capital One. He currently works at Amazon.

Happy Thanksgiving!

I’d like to give thanks and a call-out to some of my published projects over the last year. It’s been another great year for Fresh Books. I’m grateful! Congrats to Ken Boyd on his three day course with CreativeLive, Small Business Finance Basics: Quickbooks and Beyond , as well as his new books, Accounting All-In-One for Dummies, and CPA Exam …

Fresh Books news and notes, January 2013

Although I neglected to blog, last year was my best year so far at the agency and I am enthusiastic about the future. There’s no doubt that the sea change from print to digital is continuing but the effect is not as large yet in the non-fiction market. Still, my clients are increasingly working on projects that are e-only, not …

Happy 2012!

It’s funny, now that we’re well into 2012 it doesn’t seem so much that the end of the world is near. The Mayan calendar titles were all published two years ago and now seem “old hat.” These days, the publishing news seems to be centered around the continued growth of ebooks and self-publishing, the domination of Amazon, the new iPad …

Fresh Books Summer Edition

I can’t believe the kids are going back to school next week! It’s prompted me to take inventory of what I’ve been doing and post an update. Even as Borders folds it’s clear that books aren’t going away, especially in the how-to arena, but it’s also obvious that the market will change in fundamental ways over the next five years. …

Client news, January 2011

I’m pleased to announce a few of my books published in the last six months. I continue to be something of a Dummies specialist – and today I’m reminded that it’s been 20 years ago now since the first book in the series (Hi Dan, I know that ages us). Today, I’m especially pleased to announce new editions, and second …

Happy 2011

Happy New Year to all Fresh Books clients and partners I had a great year in 2010, which is important because as my business grows it helps me to help my clients find more opportunities. For a literary agent, I find myself doing increasingly more business with video training libraries and online courses. For my business it’s important to look …

Client Updates, June 2010

I hope you’re having a great June. I have a short round-up of books, new and old. One I missed earlier in the year: congratulations to Christina and Bill Loguidice on the publication of Wii Fitness for Dummies (Wiley). Congratulations to Roger Ma on the publication of the Zombie Combat Manual: A Guide to Fighting the Living Dead (Berkley). I’m …