….Here’s the issue. I’m thinking about writing a follow-up to The War of Art. Sort of a War of Art 2.0. Some things I’d like to know from your perspective are:
1) Would you be interested in such a book? (Tell the brutal truth; don’t be kind.) Would you consider buying it?
2) In what ways would such a book be most helpful to you? As a motivational aid? A kick in the butt? For further insights on Resistance? On professionalism? Something else?
I have my own ideas on these issues, but it would help me a lot to hear what you think.
3) If War of Art 2.0 could be exactly what you want, what would it be? If it had three main sections, what would they be? If the book could deliver a specific feeling as you closed the final page, what would that feeling be?
Would it be like the original War of Art or would it be different? In what ways?
5) Does it matter to you if the book comes out in hardcover? (It doesn’t to me.) Would paperback be just as good? What if it was released as an eBook that you had to download and print out-is that worthwhile or a pain in the butt?
I’m thinking of constructing the book so that it could be read on an iPad-in other words, including video or links along with the text. If you were reading it on an iPad or other such device, what type of videos would you like to see included?
Some years back, I was briefly involved in some preliminary discussions with venture capitalist Dave Davison, on how to take a book and make it into an extended Web 2.0 experience. This was well before the Kindle or the Nook and a designated platform did not exist. Ideas were kicked around with a designer, but nothing ever came of it, being just a little too far ahead of the technology.
My question is: What additional features would you like to have with an E-book that you do not have now? Regardless of the content, what would you like an E-book to do in terms of an experience beyond just providing you with a text?