[ANN] Shafer Media Offers Dan's Books in New Form, Upgrades Vol. 1
revdan at danshafer.com
Thu Aug 25 22:54:10 CDT 2005
Something clearly went wrong here. Can you tell me what version of
what OS you're running and what file name you got when you downloaded?
I tested all of this eight ways from Sunday but there's always a ninth.
On Aug 25, 2005, at 6:00 PM, Pat Trendler wrote:
> Just bought your new SmartEBook - but, the download is only 221
> bytes. Help!
> patrend at bigpond.com
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Dan Shafer" <revdan at danshafer.com>
> To: "Revolution List" <use-revolution at lists.runrev.com>
> Sent: Friday, August 26, 2005 10:29 AM
> Subject: [ANN] Shafer Media Offers Dan's Books in New Form,
> Upgrades Vol. 1
>> Fellow Revolutionaries:
>> EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OF ANNOUNCEMENT
>> I know you're busy like me so I don't want to force you to wade
>> through six paragraphs to get to the bottom-line message. Here
>> are the highlights of this announcement:
>> * Shafer Media is now selling an updated version of my Vol. 1
>> "Software at the Speed of Thought" as a SmartEBook (electronic
>> form, other goodies included, self-updating)
>> * All of my Rev books will be released as SmartEBooks, effective
>> * While they last, printed copies of the old Vol. 1 are available
>> through my store (http://www.shafermediastore.com/tech_main.html)
>> for $24.95 + shipping & handling, a savings of $12.05 over the
>> old price.
>> Now here's the deathless prose for those inclined to indulge:
>> === ======================================
>> While a formal announcement will be released on Tuesday, I wanted
>> to give the amazing members of this iist a heads-up about some
>> exciting news concerning the publication of my ongoing series of
>> books about Revolution.
>> RunRev and my company, Shafer Media, have agreed that Shafer
>> Media will become the official press of Revolution and assume
>> responsibility for publishing, marketing, and distribution of the
>> current and future titles in my "Software at the Speed of
>> Thought" series, effective immediately.
>> At the same time, Shafer Media is announcing a new, revised and
>> slightly expanded version of the first volume in what was once
>> planned as a three-volume set of books. The new edition of that
>> volume is now available in electronic form only from http://
>> www.shafermediastore.com/tech_main.html. Over 100 corrections and
>> clarifications have been made in this new release in response to
>> feedback from dozens of readers. This eBook is available through
>> the Shafer Media Store right now for Windows and OSX for $29.95.
>> (An OS 9 version may happen if we can resolve some technical
>> Not only that (I'm starting to sound like a Ginzu knife salesman
>> here, I know, but there's lots to say), all of these eBooks --
>> including the two released topical eBooks on Rev as a CGI and Rev
>> Custom Properties -- are being delivered using innovative new
>> SmartEBooks(tm) technology. For you as a reader, this means that
>> the eBooks will keep themselves current automatically when you
>> open them, just like software does. It also means many
>> SmartEBooks will consist not only of PDF files but also of
>> accompanying audio video, text, and software code files (source
>> and/or binary) in a single downloadable package. For example,
>> Volume 1 of the Rev series, when delivered as a SmartEBook, has
>> all of the major sample stacks and laboratory exercises included
>> as Rev stacks you can run, tweak, take apart, play with, and
>> learn from.
>> RunRev will continue to sell the book as a SmartEBook via their
>> site store. All other titles in the series will be available only
>> through the Shafer Media Store (http://www.shafermediastore.com).
>> What about printed books, you ask? Well, we still have a limited
>> number of copies of the print edition avaialble for sale. They,
>> of course, do not have the additions and corrections I made in
>> the second edition being released today as a SmartEBook. We plan
>> to offer a print-on-demand solution for those who want a hard
>> copy of the second edition but we are still searching for a
>> reliable, affordable outlet for that product. Stay tuned for
>> another announcement soon. Meanwhile, I'm dropping the price on
>> the remaining printed copies from $37 to $24.95 plus shipping &
>> handling while supplies last, which probably won't be long.
>> Dan Shafer, Information Product Consultant and Author
>> Get my book, "Revolution: Software at the Speed of Thought"
>> From http://www.shafermediastore.com/tech_main.html
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