The authors of the new iBook, 60 Mountain Lion Tipsa, David Sparks and Brett Terpstra, give us a a look behind the curtain at what it took to put the book together, including their virtual collaboration, how they selected the tips, and more. Sharing a few of their favorite tips along the way, the conversation includes views on app development, the iBook format, why you shouldn’t be afraid of the terminal, and all sorts of other geeky observations by a couple of authors who dig deep into the Mac OS and iOS to make things easier for you.
Chuck Joiner is the producer and host of MacVoices, MacVoicesTV, MacNotables and The MacJury, a group of shows and web sites that make up The MacVoices Group, and is part of MacLevelTen . You can catch up with what he’s doing by following him on Twitter, friending him on Facebook, or circling him on Google+.
David Sparks is a trial attorney who finally came out of the closet and admitted he was a nerd several years ago. David publishes MacSparky.com and is the co-host of the Mac Power Users podcast. David also writes occasionally for Macworld and has authored two books individually, Mac at Work and iPad at Work, and the new 60 Mountain Lion Tips with Brett Terpstra.
Brett Terpstra is a coder, writer and web developer. He works behind the scenes at blogs including Engadget, Joystiq and The Unofficial Apple Weblog. He writes for TUAW, contributes to Macworld, and runs his own blog at brettterpstra.com. Brett develops Marked for Mac and recently co-authored 60 Mountain Lion Tips with David Sparks for the iBookstore.