I've been thinking for a while about writing some articles on DCC. I looked at publishing a book and spoke to some publishers as I have a friend who is just about to release a slot car tuning book. The idea was to try and make some money out of the project as it would involve quite a bit of work. When puiblishing, at the end of the day, you are not going to make a fortune unless your name is Dan Brown. You would have to write a good book every year or even more often to make a living from it.
I also thought about releasing the articles as a series of documents, available on-line, each for a small price. This has the benefit of allowing information to be updated instantly and new articles added as per the demand. I could publish this myself and sell the PDF articles using PayPal. The downside is the posibility of illegal coying. You know, why pay for something if you can get it foir free from a mate...
I have started writing some articles, I showed some to Gary and he thinks that they are still too complicated for beginners. That maybe true as I do assume that the reader understands certain concepts. I'll keep those articles and perhaps work on some even simpler ones.
What do you guys think about the idea?
Would you pay for articles on converting a DC layout to DCC, DCC wiring, configuring and installing DCC feedback, computer control and other similar concepts?
BTW: It wouldn't be DCC for dummies, they don't take submissions for books, rather, they commission books when they feel there is a demand.