As Windows 7 finally ends all support I looked back at the book that started it all, my self-published Windows 7 Power Users Guide. I had previously written a 68 page Power Users Guide for Windows Vista which the new media editor at Windows Vista: The Official Magazine in the UK described as “A really in-depth guide that everybody should at least have a look at”. This spurred me to try and get a book deal, but I’d not yet proven myself.
The result was the Windows 7 Power Users Guide. This 174 page book was written, edited, and designed entirely by myself. It did the trick, as a couple of months after I released it an email arrived from Microsoft Press offering me the chance to write Troubleshooting Windows 7.