The Art of Community: Building the New Age of Participation
A book written by Jono Bacon, http://www.jonobacon.org/
, community lead of the Ubunty project.
"Online communities offer a wide range of opportunities today, whether you're supporting a cause, marketing a product or service, or developing open source software. The Art of Community will help you develop the broad range of talents you need to recruit members to your community, motivate and manage them, and help them become active participants."
"Author Jono Bacon offers a collection of experiences and observations from his decade-long involvement in building and managing communities, including his current position as manager for Ubuntu, arguably the largest community in open source software. You'll discover how a vibrant community can provide you with a reliable support network, a valuable source of new ideas, and a powerful marketing force."
-- Contributors: PeterThoeny
I started to read the book. Very sound advise for community managers to build up and scale a community; highly recommended reading! Thank you Jono for sharing your insights with communities at large!
Thanks Jono for writing book and sharing your experiences about running online communities - sounds interesting book. i got my copy, reading it, finished a first few chapters during weekend. Community building is very hard job