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Where does a new author ( just starting off with his first programming book ) go on the web for resources and help. I am looking for websites/forums/IRC# where authors (writing books on software engineering/programming topic) visit, places to go for document templates for the book, tips, etc and if possible where to look and how to find an agent willing to help market the book to publishers.