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- Subject: Re: eyes opened (tail recursion)
- From: Ken Paulson <ken@...>
- Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2003 20:52:24 -0500
Sure a traditional publishing deal might be better, but as many people have
said, it's not likely to happen right now.
I would like to point out that a "properly" published book would make lua
look more viable to many people. When C# came out just about everyone I
knew wanted to know when there would be some good books out on the
subjects. These are bright people probably wouldn't need a book, but a
good book on a subject can save you a lot of time and for most of these
people time is a scarce resource.
A published book gives you something concrete to point at. It's a good thing.
At 07:48 PM 6/24/2003, you wrote:
I wouldn't recommend that to Roberto. Better to have a company where you
send the originals, and they take care of everything thereafter (are there
such companies?!? ;). After all, our delight is making good software, not
Ken Paulson kirjoittaa keskiviikkona, 25. kesäkuuta 2003, kello 01:30:
Yes, buying the final version in advance sounds good. And I agree with
Brett: somewhere along the lines of 20-40 dollars sounds fine for an
electronic copy. Obviously, I'd be willing to pay more for a printed
version. But I'm not sure we should be waiting around for publishers to see
the (Lua) light.
Self-publishing is always an option. It's serviced a lot of niche
markets. A very simple way to do it is to use Amazon's Advantage
program, but you'd keep a lot more of the money (though it would also be
a lot more work) if you did it entirely on your own.