Does the book reflect the most recent Slack UI?
Indeed it does. Slack generously gave me early access to its new UI and I took full advantage of the opportunity. No one wanted this book to be DOA.
Is the book geared towards regular users, admins, or developers?
As I’ve said many times, when you try to write a book for everyone, then you write a book for no one. In the case of Slack For Dummies, I focus on the first two constituencies. At a few points, I mention resources for developers. Still, those who want to build their own third-party apps will have to look elsewhere.
I enjoyed the book. Do you offer Slack training for organizations?
I already use Slack. Would Slack For Dummies benefit me?
Odds are that you’re not familiar with every Slack feature, option, and setting. I’d be astonished if experienced users don’t learn a great deal from Slack For Dummies.
Were Slack employees involved in the writing of the book?
Yes. I shared early versions of key chapters with senior Slack folks. In some cases, they clarified points that I could have made clearer. Make no mistake: This feedback was invaluable in the end.
Can I find it in bookstores?
Depends on the store.
Issues with the first printing of the book.
The publisher and I are going to fix them in the second printing—probably in September of 2020.
Updated: July 20, 2020