A relatively simple idea, where the skill is in the successful facilitation and collaborative approach to delivery. Book Sprints attempt to turn the process of book writing on its head, creating a focus and purpose, setting parameters and producing a book in a very short period of time (3 to 5 days).
Book Sprints are a facilitated exercise where the facilitator is responsible for ensuring every participant is fully involved, engaged and sharing their ideas, supporting participants to work, read and write together.
Book Sprints use a number of practices to develop content: concepting, structuring, writing, revising and publishing. These are not necessarily sequential and progress is guided by the facilitator. This process is particularly well suited to eliciting tacit or technical knowledge (extractive), or creating new ideas, practice or reflections on practice (generative).
See the Book Sprint website for more information and to find a facilitator.