Wednesday, 17 February 2010

The Collectible Edition of Our Book

Occasionally, I will check online to see the reviews for our book.  It is now almost 4 years old and a bit outdated with respect to the changes that came with .NET 3.5.  The website and forums however has been trucking along (thanks Joe!) these years.  We never sold a ton of books about this particular niche topic, but for the audience size, it wasn't too shabby.  Joe and I are not about to retire on our royalties, however.

I was a bit surprised to see this online however at Amazon:

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Now, it is a bit silly for two reasons, a.) our book as a collectible, really?  Who would actually collect it?  and b.) It says it was signed by both authors.  Now, there is a slight chance it is authentic as I think Joe and I signed maybe 2 books together ever.  However, the odds of it being authentic are exceedingly slim.  Who knows. it's funny regardless.

Saturday, 06 March 2010 07:36:49 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
Sorry to hear you guys didn't get it to a stage where you can retire on your royalties. Great work like this deserves a reward. Why did you not sell the book online? I would have bought it today if it would be available to me today, and I think a lot of people think the same. Thats the big problem with developer books; the developer sits with a problem that needs to be fixed within a few days and getting the book can take many more days so they go to other sources for information.

Hmm, is it possible to buy the book online?
Andre
Monday, 08 March 2010 18:11:39 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
It looks like you can buy it now at the publisher in ebook format at least:

http://www.informit.com/store/product.aspx?isbn=0321350170

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