Last week I announced that we are working on a series of free 'DIY BI' e-Books. We've been hard at work on polishing it up, and I'm pleased to announce that the first DIY BI e-Book launches tomorrow! It will be emailed at 9:00 AM Pacific Time to everyone on our newsletter list.
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Creating the 'DIY BI' e-Book
I'm really thankful that I have a team of people behind me for this. For me, technical writing is actually the easy part. It certainly takes time, don't get me wrong, but the magic of copy editing, proof reading and graphic design is a whole other story.
Deanna has done a great job of proofing the book, and making me re-write any paragraphs that sounded good in my head, but maybe didn't translate so well beyond that. And Rebekah has done a phenomenal job on the graphic design and layout.
Each book will be themed as shown below:
Blue for Excel, based on the Excelguru website colour scheme. Dark green for Power Query (like the powerquery.training site), light green for Power Pivot (like the Power Pivot logo) and yellow for Power BI like it's colour scheme.
The 'DIY BI' e-Book Cover
We wanted to create a cool cover, but most of the stock images for sale out there have a Mac in the picture. Since 3/4 of these technologies won't work on the Mac, that plainly wasn't something we wanted to put out there. So that led to us staging our own photo shoot to generate our cover - which I'll admit is a lot harder than I thought it would be. Here's the finished cover for the first 'DIY BI' e-Book.
Our next e-Book will use the same cover image, but will be themed in the dark green of the Power Query series.
And yes, before you all ask, that IS a Pie Chart in the bottom left. And no, I don't love pie charts. But sometimes you have to have one, because your boss asks for it. (Just don't expect to find one INSIDE any of the e-Books!)
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