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From "Sugan Naicker" <Su...@Dev-X.co.za>
Subject RE: O'Reilly Apache Flex book help
Date Sat, 25 Jan 2014 13:20:26 GMT
Hi Nigel,

+1 - Fully agree!

Regards,

Sugan Naicker
South Africa


-----Original Message-----
From: Nigel Hillier [mailto:nigel555666@hotmail.com] 
Sent: 25 January 2014 03:15 PM
To: users@flex.apache.org
Subject: RE: O'Reilly Apache Flex book help

There are many ways to skin a cat.
Ask the major IDE vendors how many licences they sold in the last 24 months,
and for the names of their top 50 corporate sites Then approach those top
corporates and ask them to donate a week of their top architects or standard
materials It's in their interests
a) they have standard guides in-house for MVC, test & OOP anyway, and
putting some in a book will help attract new talent they need
b) they can show off why flex is the only solution for their immersive
experiences
c) they can afford 1 week from a team of 50 or more
d) the book gets written quicker
e) the vendors get the message out that there's demand for programmers
f) the programmers buy the book as they see the need for their skills
g) corporates can fund face-face meetings which will help
h) the book is guided in content to what is needed in the real world

I'm sure someone can go on all the way to z :)

-----Original Message-----
From: Phil [mailto:philip.medlam@gmail.com]
Sent: 25 January 2014 08:43
To: users@flex.apache.org
Subject: Re: O'Reilly Apache Flex book help

I run a small startup publishing company and would be happy to create an
ePub and publish it on amazon and Apple stores.

Check out GlowBooks.biz if this is of interest.

Phil 

Sent from my iPad

> On 24 Jan 2014, at 22:36, modjklist@comcast.net wrote:
> 
> I'd think as long as you can get it on Amazon, that should be sufficient.
Here's an example of a DSP book that's sold on Amazon and available online
as well. 
> 
> http://www.dspguide.com/editions.htm
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> 
> From: "Jeffry Houser" <jeffry@dot-com-it.com>
> To: users@flex.apache.org
> Sent: Friday, January 24, 2014 2:26:54 PM
> Subject: Re: O'Reilly Apache Flex book help
> 
>> On 1/24/2014 5:10 PM, Justin Mclean wrote: 
>> Hi,
>> 
>>> Well, I just heard back from O'Reilly. And unfortunately they're not 
>>> interested in publishing an Apache Flex book of any kind
>> While it would of been nice to have them as a publisher (print book,
distribution, marketing etc etc) do we actually need a publisher? 
>> 
>> In this day and age it's easy enough to publish ebooks.
> 
> I was thinking the same thing. The big benefit of having a traditional 
> publisher is that they can get 'paper copy' books into real 
> bookstores.
> The real drawback of 'paper' books in real bookstores is that 
> programmers will never know this book existed.
> 
> --
> Jeffry Houser
> Technical Entrepreneur
> http://www.jeffryhouser.com
> 203-379-0773
> 
> 



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