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Wrox Authors Discuss Why They Like Writing for Wrox

A great fun little video starring several of our star authors: Billy Hollis, Bill Sheldon, Brent Ozar, Reto Meier, Jeff Fried, and Chris Hardy They discuss why they like writing for Wrox and how they focus their writing to connect with their readers.

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New Path to MCM: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 includes Wrox Professional SQL Server 2008 Internals and Troubleshooting

Microsoft has announced a new path to the Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) which they describe on SQL Server as "helps provide the most experienced and talented IT professionals with worldwide validation and recognition of their in-depth technical expertise in using SQL Server." It’s nice to see the highly rated Wrox book Professional SQL Server 2008 Internals and Troubleshooting […]

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Adding Value to Ebooks – color figures

There’s a big continuing discussion about how much ebooks should cost and we continue to listen and learn. Beyond the price question though, what’s more interesting to me is what ebooks can do that print books can’t. Of course, searchability, portability, many other ebook features are well known. But adding value to ebooks is an […]

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Kindle Programming Book Layouts

Thanks to Wrox author Barry Dorrans (Beginning ASP.NET Security) for inspiring this quick post. I’ve taken a few screen grabs here to show everyone who asks what our books look like on a Kindle. These were captured on a Kindle 3. The captures are from Bill Evjen, Scott Hanselman, and Devin Rader’s Professional ASP.NET 4.0. Standard […]

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Beginning PHP from Wrox and lessons learned

It’s been an interesting couple of week for our PHP program. Since Pádraic Brady first posted his "Art of Deception or Publishing PHP6 Books" and we discovered it via Twitter, we’ve been watching the community response, responding ourselves (which Pádraic then covered here), and looking at our future books to make sure we don’t fall […]

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Wrox on the Road – Wrox authors coming to a conference near you

As usual, when there’s a big list of conference announcements, there’s a big list of Wrox authors speaking at them. We’re lucky to get to work with such busy and active authors, here are a few of the highlights on the speaking schedule in 2010: SharePoint Saturday NYC: July 31, NYC: Paul Galvin, Chris Geier, […]

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eBook Pricing

I promised a few weeks ago I’d give a more detailed response on ebook pricing in a separate post than I could in comments. It’s taken longer than I thought, and actually gone through many discussions and draft versions. So here’s the simplest honest answer I can give now: ebook pricing is more complicated than […]

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Chris Hardy MonoTouch iApp Interview from Mix10

In March at Microsoft Mix 2010 in Vegas, I had the good luck to meet one of our authors from the Professional iPhone Programming with MonoTouch and .NET/C# team, Chris Hardy, along with Geoff Norton who works on MonoTouch for Novell. We recorded a few brief interviews that we’d planned to release almost leading up […]

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Wrox Wins 2010 Code Project Members Choice Award

This week at Microsoft TechEd 2010, The Code Project announced their 2010 Members Choice Awards. We were thrilled to find out that Wrox was voted winner for Books. Thanks to all the Code Project members who took the time to vote in this and thanks to our many authors and technical editors who deserve the […]

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Todd Klindt, Shane Young, and Steve Caravajal SharePoint 2010 TechEd book signing

Tuesday at TechEd, Todd Klindt, Shane Young, and Steve Caravajal were the big hit at lunch as they autographed dozens of copies of their new book Professional SharePoint 2010 Administration. The TechEd bookstore had already sold out of the book Tuesday morning, so the attendees who showed up early at the Idera booth were the […]

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