My advice - buy every NETMF/Gadgeteer book that is published whether it’s good or not. I sent an idea for a NETMF related book to MS Press last year and this is the response I got. As you can see from their response, unless we can manage to get sales up in the topic then it’s very unlikely that there will ever be many options on the topic.
[quote]Thank you for submitting this query. As it happens, I was the acquisitions editor for an earlier MF book published by Microsoft Press about 4-1/2 years ago. That book was supported by the Microsoft product group, where its lead author was the guy in charge of the Micro Framework. Long story short, we have not yet sold a thousand books – in an industry where the breakeven point for even non-traditional projects is in the low thousands. We simply have no capacity to make another foray into this area, as we get ready for new versions of Windows and Visual Studio.
You might be able to interest another publisher in this idea (though I dont think the Kuhner book from Apress was a particularly successful title, either). If your blog is getting attention, frankly, I would run with that, build a reputation, and then consider self-publishing. This is a niche topic that might repay the effort necessary to create eBooks, with print-on-demand, if you can undertake the marketing and promotion to the audience you build. Having books in brick-and-mortar stores is largely irrelevant to a topic like this because discoverability is so much better online.[/quote]