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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 printing books.


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.