I have never written a book before, so I did not really know what to expect. But I was convinced by a previous author, offering guidance and direction, to sign up as a co-author with them for my idea of a book on Net::LDAP. As they had previously published a book with AW we signed up with AW. Our contact at AW was very understanding of me being a new author, was very helpful and offered some good advice.
That was last year. Since then our AW contact has changed and our new contact does not seem to be quite so helpful. To add to that I rarely hear from my co-author, in fact the only thing I have heard in the last few months is "How are you doing, how much time have you had?"
So I will place this in the box of one of life lessons, but I do regret it as I now feel the book will never happen.