Jono Bacon over at ArtofCommunityOnline.org, has published a new book called the Art of Community which he is making available for a limited time for free on his site at the below URL. Check it out and download it now while it’s still free. Enjoy and let us know what you think of the book! Thanks Jono for sharing! As an author myself I am not sure I could have gotten McGraw-Hill to agree to a free download version. If you like the book please buy a copy as a gift to support Jono and his publisher. Not everyone will read a book online.
Here are a few words from the author;
When I started work on The Art of Community I was really keen that it should be a body of work that all communities have access to. My passion behind the book was to provide a solid guide to building, energizing and enabling pro-active, productive and enjoyable communities. I wanted to write a book that covered the major areas of community leadership, distilling a set of best practices and experiences, and illustrated by countless stories, anecdotes and tales.
But to give this book real value, I was keen to ensure the book could be freely accessed and shared. I wanted to not only break down the financial barrier to the information, but also enable communities to share it to have the content be as useful as possible in the scenarios, opportunities and problems that face them. To make this happen O’Reilly needed to be on board to allow the book to be freely copied and shared, in an era in which these very freedoms threaten the publishing world.
But they came through. Thanks to the incredible support of Andy Oram, my founding editor for the book, O’Reilly were hugely supportive of the project and our desire to break down these barriers…
Warren Raisch Social Marketing Success Stories: Post: November 6, 2009