This edition is all about refining the message of the first edition and producing a book I’ll be proud of 20 years from now. Here’s some of the major changes since the first edition:
- Formats: the first edition was only available in PDF format (and a year later in Kindle). This edition will be available all formats, including print, with designs made for optimum readability for each format.
- The cover for the second edition ebook was designed by renown minimalist book designer Daniel Benneworth-Gray. The paperback was designed by Liam Relph, whose prior work includes titles from Penguin Random House and HarperCollins. I hope to detail the months-long process of creating these covers in future posts.
- Each chapter (or essay) was re-edited for a total of 3 editing rounds by 3 different professional editors. It’s as tight as a book can get.
- A few additional chapters and ideas were added. My hope is that they’ll blend in so well no one will even notice what’s new.
In short, a lot of care and money were poured into this edition. Most of it should be invisible to the reader — there’s just fewer obstacles in front of the message.