Lightroom (and other) Book News Update

Hi everyone. I just wanted to give a quick update on a Lightroom book that I’ve had a number of people ask me about over the last 6 months and a few other things.

1. The Layers book is still tearing up the charts and it’s been hanging in the top 500 of ALL books on Amazon (wow!). Jason D Moore has written a pretty thorough review of the book over on his site. FYI… Jason’s got a great site overall so make sure you spend some time poking around.

2. I’ve got a Photoshop Elements book at the printer right now called “The Photoshop Elements 6 Book for Digital Photographers”. Scott Kelby wrote the original version of this book and he brought me in to co-author this latest update with him. As you can imagine it was a huge honor and I told him I’d only do it if my name gets to go first on the cover (totally just kidding!). It’ll be out in the next couple of weeks and you can find/pre-order it on Amazon here.

3. The next Photoshop book I’m planning on working on is a project that started about 2 years ago called “Photoshop 101 – Your first course in Photoshop”. I think the title says it all. It got held off for other projects but it’s back and should be out later this year.

4. The Lightroom Killer Tips book. If you look on you’ll see that I’m listed to write this book for this June. I’ve gotten a ton of questions about it over the last 6 months so I figure I’ll set the record straight. As of now, I’m not going to write this book. The reason why is that I just don’t think the tips are deep enough in Lightroom to warrant an entire book. See, when I write a book my job is to a) pick a topic that will get you to part with 30-some-odd dollars of your money and, b) make you feel good about it in the end. I just don’t think this is the book that’ll do that yet. Lightroom is fairly discoverable and I’d much rather continue bringing the tips, videos, and news that I bring to you on this website instead of entrenching myself in another book. Then, hopefully, by the time I do write a Lightroom book you’ll be a loyal fan and decide to purchase that book. Sound good?

Your Comments
That said, I’d like to open up the comments here for ideas on another Lightroom book. The main reason I haven’t written one yet is because there are already good books on the market. Scott Kelby’s book is the bible for Lightroom in my mind, so why try to write another “me too” Lightroom book. He covers Sorting, Developing, going between Lightroom and Photoshop, and even the entire workflow from shoot to finish. That being said, if there’s something about Lightroom, Photoshop, or digital photography that you don’t feel is being covered (or covered well) out there then let me know by posting a comment.

Thanks for all of your help and make sure you read on to the next post for this week’s preset.