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My Publishing Journey

As I pushed Curmudgeon: How to Succeed as an Industry Analyst over the publishing line in late July, I was asked to present to members of Detroit Working Writers, the oldest writing group in the US, on my publishing journey. The event was very well received, but it was not recorded, so I recorded a private session below.

If you want to learn about the ins and outs of indie publishing I teach the lessons learned from each of my books.

Surviving Cyberwar. My only traditionally published book.

UP and to the RIGHT. My first indie-published book, still selling after eight years, and seeing a bump thanks to Curmudgeon.

There Will Be Cyberwar. My Masters Dissertation from King’s College London turned into a book.

Secure Cloud Transformation: The CIO’s Journey. By far my most widely distributed book with 35,000 copies world wide.

Security Yearbook 2020: A History and Directory of the IT Security Industry. The culmination of ten years of research. Purchase right here.

Stiennon On Security: Collected Essays. During lock-down I decided to compile ten years’ worth of columns from Forbes. Read Ben Rothke’s review.

And finally, Curmudgeon: How to Succeed as an Industry Analyst. It includes contributions from six veteran industry analysts.

Now my calendar is freed up to begin writing Security Yearbook 2021!