Your recipes needed for the Official Ubuntu Book!

With the huge success of the Official Ubuntu Book, work is afoot to create a revised edition for Feisty, and we again need your help!

One of the chapters of the book provides a range solutions to common problems in the Ubuntu system. This chapter has been a hugely popular part of the book. Although a range of recipes have already been published, many of which from contributors, we are looking for more of your contributions to make it even better. With your contributions of recipes, the chapter becomes far more expansive and will cover a greater range of areas.

If you are interested in contributing, you should first take a look at this wiki page to see which recipes have already been written. If your idea is not already there, write it up and send it to Corey at corey.burger AT gmail AT com. Those recipes selected for inclusion in the book will get a free signed copy of the book.

When writing your recipe, bear the following points in mind:

  • Each recipe should be under 700 words
  • Recipes should be submitted in plain text
  • Keep your language direct and active. Don’t tell the reader what you are going to do, just do it. A great way of avoiding indirect writing is to strip the word ‘will’ out of everything that you write.
  • Each recipe should have a title such as ‘My USB key does not work’. Keep this short and to the point.

The deadline for all submissions is Wed 14th Feb 2007!

Good luck! See below for the terms and conditions.

Terms and Conditions

Not all recipes that are submitted can be used. Recipes will be edited for style where required. If your recipe is selected, you will be asked to sign an agreement with the following terms:

Grantee is Prentice Hall PTR and Grantor is yourself.

  • Grantor hereby assigns and transfers the Work to Grantee without limitation or restriction, as the sole and exclusive property of Grantee and with the exclusive right to publish and sell the Work in all countries and in all languages, copyright it and to renew any or all of the copyrights in Grantee’s name or any other name.
  • Grantor warrants that he/she is the sole owner of said material and that he/she has full power and authority to copyright it and to make this agreement; that the said material does not infringe any copyright, violate any property rights, or contain any libelous or unlawful matter; and that he/she will defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Grantee against all claims, losses, costs including attorney’s fees) and damages in connection arising out of any breach or alleged breach of these warranties.
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