As part of writing my thesis and working with families around the “Negotiations of Play”, I’ve decided to run a parallel project to write a modest eBook relating to some of the work I’m doing. Not all of my thesis would be interesting to parents, but to me the point of doing it is to have some practical value on raising gamer kids.
I’ve decided to start to compile the book in a way which will see sections released FREE and online via a subscription. Ultimately when the thing is done, I’ll put it into a service such as BookBaby where it can be downloaded as a finished thing. I’m interested therefore in getting YOU to subscribe to this — and to give me feedback on your parenting experiences along the way. This might sound odd, giving away my ideas, but to me it makes sense — and this is what I’ve chosen to do.
The first installment will be open soon, and I hope you subscribe. It will be looking at “Parental Belief and Child Rearing Practices” and will appear in parts over the next 3 months. I won’t be ‘blogging’ about it, but you are welcome to subscribe to the FREE updates online — but it will be mostly limited to the effects of parent belief on children’s behaviours, academic achievement, social and cognitive development. The final eBook will contain information about ways parents can mediate and help their children use video games as a positive media-source and use of screen-time. I’ll be putting this out in three parts and hopefully the final book will be completed by 2017.
I’ve chosen to do it this way because it seems to make the most sense. I don’t need an agent or publishing deal — just an audience of parents and teachers who are interested in the topic “Negotiations of Play”. I will however be using a copy-editor and editor for the final eBooks as I’ll have enough on my plate with the thesis itself.
I’m kinda excited to do this — and to be making some life-changes to make it happen. I’ll be posting information about how to get all this soon. Thanks for reading!
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Sounds awesome! Love the enthusiasm and how you consider the community in your work Dean. I will be very interested in your book too.
A great idea Dean. As a teacher and parent of an avid gamer, I am very interested in your book.
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