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- Subject: Re: O'Reilly
- From: Stephen Kellett <lua@...>
- Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2005 19:55:10 +0100
> * How much the publisher's name impact a book sales?
I'd stay away from the "15 author photos on the cover" publishers like
Wrox and Sams, probably... Those don't seem to have a great
reputation. But O'Reilly, New Riders, a lot of the Apress stuff,
Addison Wesley, Prentice Hall... They're all worth a look.
I agree - if you add Microsoft Press and Sybex that describes my
bookshelf quite well. http://www.objmedia.demon.co.uk/resources.html has
many of the better ones listed (although not up to date).
I've bought a few Sams in the past and have been disappointed. On the
other hand Sybex were nearly always good (long time ago) and Microsoft
Press seem to be consistently good if you are interested in operating
system info. I'm currently reading the Ruby on Rails book by the
Pragmatic Programmers and they seem to be good as well.
I bought the Lua book from Amazon. Pleased to read about the additions
that will be in the next book.
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