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Finally the question is answered!

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In today's post I will finally answer a burning question that I have been asked several times by several people over the last month. Most of you all are aware that my first technical book - Mastering jQuery Mobile got published last month. I received several questions from people asking me how I did it? How did I get a chance and so many more, but the question that almost everyone asked me was "Why do you have a picture of a tiger on your cover"?

    Initially, I just answered saying it was chosen by my publishers Packt, but then people started getting more serious about the issue. People started raising other questions like did you have any other options, was there any sort market survey involved, any behavioral analysis and so on and so forth. This really wasn't what I had expected!

    So, finally I decided to find an answer to this burning question and now here it is! Yes, we had 3 options other than the Tiger cub which you can see below. The image of the Ti…

How I authored a technical book?

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Here is the reason why I have not been writing over the last 6-8 months! I was busy writing my first technical book - Mastering jQuery Mobile with +Chip Lambert and what better subject to choose than jQuery Mobile. I have been extremely lucky to get the opportunity to author a book with Chip.
This project started off about a year back, when I was approached by Packt Publishing to review this book that was being written by Chip. I instantly grabbed this opportunity, as I was getting a chance to review some work on a framework that I totally love. Chip had about 4 chapters complete at this time and I had provided my comments on the content of these chapters to the best of my knowledge. I was waiting for the further chapters, when I fine morning, I received a mail from the content editor of the book...
I thought that it would be the next chapter for review. But nope! It was him asking me if I would like to author this book with Chip, to speed up the process as Chip had fallen ill. Now t…