In accordance with the Lean Publishing Manifesto, A Smart Book is published as it is written. When I’m happy with a chapter (or even with a section, if it is important enough), I click the Publish button on the LeanPub site and new, updated book is available to all the readers.
Such a book would be of a little use if you would not be able do buy and read it before it is finished. Therefore, you can buy the book in the current state of completion and you’ll get all future versions for free. That way, you can get the information as soon as it is ready and I get feedback from my readers before the book is completed (which also means I can react immediately, fixing the errors and updating the already written parts). You’ll be informed by the email when an update is ready. Alternatively, you can follow this blog or my Twitter feed.
The picture on the right shows the structure of the book. Chapters marked green are already finished. Blue color marks the chapter I’m currently working on. Orange color indicates chapters that are available in the free sample book. Brown color marks the content that is only partially included in the sample book.
If you want to affect the order in which the book is written, go to the home page of this blog and vote in the current poll. The poll is restarted each time new part of the book is published.
To get a better idea about the way the book is written, check the sample PDF.
Code samples for the book are available in the a-smart-book Google Code project.