Picking the Next Printed Project

Picking the Next Printed Project

With the ETP Compact Notebooks doing well on Amazon to warrant a re-order, I’m feeling the urge to make something else! I have a few ideas:

  • A skinny double-sided version of the Fast Book Outliner, printed in either pad or reporter-style notebook. I might use a different paper for this too, just to change things up. Target audience: people who are taking notes related to books for later reference, and want to make the task easier.

  • An improved double-sided version of the Emergent Task Timer; I’ve been using this recently and see some areas for improvement. Target audience: grad students

  • A test run of Compact Calendars, priced as cheap as possible possible. I probably would lose money on these, but I’d like to see if there were any buyers at all. I think I’d find out some interesting uses for them.


p>In the queue already are improvements to the existing ETP notebook in the form of a thicker cover; the printer is sourcing this for me right now. I’m also thinking about producing a limited run of ETP notebooks that are single-sided bound in a very thick hardcover. On the digital side of things, I’ve been reminded that the academic year starts in July, so it’s time to make updates of the 365-Day Almanac and Academic Calendar soon!

If there’s something that you’d like to see printed from my back catalog, let me know in the comments!


  1. penny 8 years ago

    hmm… is there any way to make any of them on a sticky pad? (i recall discussion about this a while ago) honestly, i’d like all of them. here’s some thoughts about how/why i’d like them.

    • fast book outliner: i’m torn between begging for a bookmark/card stock type paper or something else (probably a 3×5 index card, i’m addicted to them.).

    • compact calendars on something small & cheap & sticky. I’m constantly looking for a calendar to stick into my notes and i’ll probably forget and leave it there… it doesn’t need to be nice paper … i just need to have the reference show up in whatever notebook is at hand.

    • i’m curious your ideas for ETT improvements. i was just thinking of this form today and will print one out to see if it solves a problem i was having tracking some projects…

    • as to from your back catalog… a 3×5 card pack of these: http://davidseah.com/blog/2006/05/intermittent-task-tracking/

  2. Kristine 8 years ago

    Please keep a mini ETP version that is spiral bound. I have become seriously addicted! ;-)

    The FBO in spiral bound would be useful. I am reading a larger than usual # of business books for a project. If I had a FBO notebook, I might remember to use it. I keep printouts in my home office, but they never seem to be where I need them.

    Keep up the great work. Your forms & openness to share your struggles make a daily difference in my productivity.


  3. Nicole 8 years ago

    Yay! I can’t wait to see the new products. I’m definitely in for the FBO. For the calendar, please offer the one with Saturday and Sunday together! I want to circle the weekend as a unit!

  4. Martin 8 years ago

    I think the Emergant Task Timer would be great, definately something for me!

    Rgds, Martin