Process of Writing a Book and getting it PublishedThe process of writing and publishing a book
How is a textbook written?
It came with a handbook, but it was pointless to teach them how to use the program in a realistic environment, so customers would ask me to coach them. It actually took over a whole months, but the results were a fifty-page handbook (with screenshots) that I could provide to other customers.
I realized that there was a need for a real book when people from all over the globe asked for a copy of the work. So I turned to the standard editors of such handbooks, but everyone turned me down: they thought the size of the paperwork wasn't big enough. So, I took care of getting it published myself.
So I learnt how to become an officially appointed editor, founded a print shop to do the print and a book distributor to sell the book. In a year or so, I published my first real issue (an extended copy of the full manual), which was selling in the hundred for $50 each.
The following issues were oversold by the thousand (it was a "bestseller" in its field) and became the main text book on architecture and student softwares. Decisive is whether you really have a hand in understanding how to explain engineering materials and think you can make a more efficient book than competitive titles on the open bookstand.
Spend the book if you think it's really good (it will significantly increase your publishing chances), then hand it in to several publishing houses. There will be some work on your side and trouble in establishing yourself as a editor, but once that is done, you will have the means to produce this and any other book you want to public.
Nowadays the process is simpler because there are companies that can provide you with printing-on-demand, the web makes it simple to promote and promote, and you can also post in e-book-style. And if your book is selling well, you may even find a professional publishers to help you buy the copyrights and post them under their name.