[ANN] Book. Programming LiveCode for the Real Beginner

Mark Schonewille m.schonewille at economy-x-talk.com
Sun May 5 07:26:24 EDT 2013

Hi again,

I've put a good quality picture of the front and back cover of my book 
on my blog at http://qery.us/3g1

Best regards,

Mark Schonewille

Economy-x-Talk Consulting and Software Engineering
Homepage: http://economy-x-talk.com
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On 5/4/2013 19:10, Mark Schonewille wrote:
> Hi,
> Thank you, everyone, for the nice on- and off-list wishes. I feel really
> supported and am happy with the great, welcoming response.
> I sent the book to the printing company three days ago and am now
> waiting for delivery. We expect to have the books in the office between
> 10 and 14 May. We'll start shipping the books as soon as they arrive. I
> will also try to ship books to the conference in Scotland, but it is
> going to be extremely tight.
> Now that the book is ready, I can tell you a little about the last
> changes I made. I removed the table of MySQL  field types in the
> appendix, because  that isn't really the subject of the book. Instead, I
> added a much longer table with all specialfolderpath codes available on
> Mac OS X and Mac OS 9 (Classic). A table for Windows was included
> already. I thought these tables would be more useful. I might post the
> MySQL table on the website of the book later. The website hasn't been
> set up yet, but will include a place to discuss the book with other
> readers and I might give an explanation occasionally.
> There have been many questions about an ebook edition. There are no
> plans to publish an ebook. We decided that DRM systems are insufficient.
> We don't want people to get the book for free, because that would mean
> there won't be a second edition, not to mention a completely new book.
> Please, don't ask for an ebook anymore. For the same reason, the book
> won't be released under a free license.
> If you would like to make suggestions (perhaps for a second edition),
> please be specific. For example, if you propose a screenshot, tell me on
> which page, accompanying which lines, why you think it is a good idea,
> what it would explain, and what you would delete to make space for the
> screenshot. I'm getting too many well-meant but useless suggestions.
> I can now also announce the ISBN of the book: 978-90-820741-0-9. With
> this number, anyone is able to order the book at a book shop, but it is
> much quicker and possibly cheaper to order it directly from
> Economy-x-Talk's website. More trivia: the final version of the book has
> 248 pages, three prefaces, a table of contents of 6 pages and an
> alphabetical index of 9 pages. There are 17 pictures and 15 tables, some
> tiny and some big. I really had to squeeze in all the info, because the
> book wasn't supposed to count more than 240 pages (you get 8 pages for
> free).
> Sales are going very well. The printing costs have been earned back
> already, but a few other things like envelopes and stamps and the ink I
> used to print my drafts still have to be paid for. Therefore, if you
> know someone who considers taking up programming either as a
> professional or for a hobby, tell him or her about my book. We'll need
> to sell quite a few more copies to make it worth the effort. Obviously,
> I'm never going to be compensated for my time, but that wasn't the point
> anyway.
> I'll let you know when I have more news.
> --
> Best regards,
> Mark Schonewille

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