Check out Patrick O’Keefe’s blog — he’s announced his forthcoming book, Managing Online Forums. I was privileged and honored to get to review an early copy for him, and it’s a fantastic book. There are so many books about how to get the technical side of a forum going, but this is the first book that I know if that actually delves into the human side of running communities — managing staff, setting policy, etc. It’s a gem, and I’m glad Patrick is the one to fill that void. He’s got years upon years of experience running forums, and does a great job putting it down in book form. It will be required reading for anybody who runs a message board. Look for it sometime in April.