It's been a long time since I've blogged. I've been studying hard, retooling my game, and recording a few videos. I've also been working on a series of new books with Paul Hoppe, my co-author on Don't Listen To Phil Hellmuth.
The series, titled Poker In Practice: Critical Concepts, presents a set of essential ideas for beating today's tough games. It's called poker in practice because after introducing the concepts and talking about them, we utilize 10 hand examples to show just how to implement each idea.
Part 1 of the series, Pay Attention To Bet Sizing, is available on Leanpub for $2.99. That's not a typo. Each part is more of a booklet than a book; this one comes it at about 8200 words. It's direct and to the point without a lot of filler. As a reader, if you like Part 1, then you can buy Part 2, 3, etc. If you feel like it's not the format for you, then you can cut your losses at $2.99.
Our plan is to release 1 new part a week until the series is complete. This gives the reader a steady stream of easily digestible new contnet. If you'd like, you can pre-order the series on Leanpub here. It's $19.99 for the collection of 9 parts. The price will likely go up over time, so this is a great time to pick it up, especially since Leanpub features a 45-day money back guarantee.
This is all very exciting for me personally. I like the idea of releasing content piece by piece. There are several benefits to the author in addition to the benefits I already pointed out for the reader. From the author's perspective, it is much more exciting to release content part by part as opposed to writing and writing with nothing exciting happening until the book is released. It is also great to be able to get feedback from a lot of people before the final version comes out. This gives us a chance to make some changes if necessary.
Finally, I'm not going to lie, it's also nice to start getting paid. Taking time to write a book means you don't make money until the book is released. A lot of people would rather not have to go months and months without making any money. I'm sure everyone will sympathize with that. This is largely the reason I "only" have put 2 books out into the world. I think this is a great model and I am excited to see how this all plays out. If it goes well, I can foresee releasing a massive amount of written content over the next year or two.