The final weeks to a new book

October 11, 2013
The cover for RISC OS System Programming

RISC OS System Programming for the Raspberry Pi will be available from Amazon late November.


I don’t know about you but this week has been busy. The clocks changed here in Sydney last weekend –  forward an hour – and that always annoys me. I like to start my day early, and the ‘lost’ hour is causing a bit of havoc.

I’ve officially announced my next book – RISC OS System Programming  – which is due out late November, and it’s important that I meet my deadlines to ensure it happens. The feedback from RISC OS users has been great, with words of encouragement via Twitter and my website.  Thanks to everyone who has re-tweeted details as well. If you haven’t seen the announcement head over to or my Facebook page at

I have one full chapter and about three half chapters left to write, then I will be at what I call the First Draft stage when all the chapters are written and in place. Come Monday, I’ll start going through each chapter reading and editing as I progress. I’m always looking to shorten the text as this normally makes definitions and explanations clearer and more concise.  As the chapters will now be in their final order, I’ll number figures and programs and make sure they are cross-referenced correctly in the body of the text.

I will find that I’ve left a few notes to myself in the text,  normally to remind me to check something I couldn’t at the time I was writing the item. I’ll do the checks and adapt the text accordingly if needed. With this all done I’m at the Second Draft stage. I plan to be at that point come next Tuesday.

I’ll let you know how it goes.


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  1. Steve Barker

    November 30, 2013 at 7:22 am

    Hi – is there another outlet other than Amazon? I would like to buy your book but I am trying to boycott Amazon!


    Steve Barker

    • Bruce

      November 30, 2013 at 9:04 am

      Hi Steve.
      At the moment no. It is on my list to look for other print-on-demand outlets. If you have any you know of or can recommend then please email me.
      Thanks, Bruce.

  2. Steve Barker

    December 1, 2013 at 5:19 am

    Ordered. Ta