I'm eager to let you know that I started writing a book on startups and bootstrapping in June. Before you keep reading this, please sign up to get notified when it's ready. I wanted to hit 20,000 words before I announced the book and, as of yesterday, I've reached that milestone. Queue up the balloons! That's forty-five single spaced pages and counting on topics covering the entire lifecycle of a bootstrapped startup, from coming up with an idea to generating revenue. It's not just for bootstrappers, though, it's for anyone who has founded or is working at a startup with concerns about how they spend their resources.
My book is full of personal stories and anecdotes. I didn't want to write a bland, totally objective-sounding how-to. I thought interweaving my own experience and interesting stories from other bootstrappers into the information and advice I can offer would be the best approach. Even if you think you know or really do know everything there is to know about founding and running a startup, I hope you'll enjoy reading my book for its stories alone.
I think this is the right time for me to write this book because over the past ten years I've co-founded two multi-million dollar bootstrapped startups, TypeFrag and Carbonmade, and I'm currently working on my third, Uncover. Startups and bootstrapping have been my life since well before I graduated from college in 2006. There's nothing that I feel more passionately about, and I've also really enjoyed writing over 75 full-length articles on startup topics over the past four years.
I'll be releasing short teasers on my website and through my newsletter. Please sign up to be notified when the book is ready — you'll receive a discount if you're on my mailing list. My goal is to release the book before the end of the year, and I'm highly motivated to make that happen. Thanks for your interest — and, as always, please don't hesitate to email me questions and comments.