Posts Tagged ‘General’

New DRM-Free ebook Bundle: 4 iPhone books for one value price

We’ve got another new ebook offering to share: iPhone and Mac Wrox e-Book Bundle: Safari WebKit for iPhone OS 3.0, iPhone SDK Objective-C, Mac OS X Snow Leopard Programming, Professional Xcode 3 This is an ebook "bundle" a collection of 4 ebooks packaged into 1 PDF for one value price. We found that our bundles […]

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Kindle Survey Confuses Intuitive with Familiar

Today’s Kindle news is that the Kindle DX is a failure with pilot programs in colleges. The "Kindle Flunked" article in The Register states: "And a traditional hard-copy textbook is more usable — it’s easier and more intuitive to thumb through, search, and scribble on than an ebook…" I think the students in this case […]

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Old DRM’d Wrox ebooks are “upgradable” to DRM-free

Great news! I’ve been working with our fantastic tech support team and confirmed that if you bought one of our Wrox ebooks from Wrox.com or Wiley.com in the old DRM format, and that book is now available as one of the 27 (soon to be 40) books that’s available DRM-free, we can get you a […]

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Wrox PDF Ebooks DRM-free

  I’ve mentioned a couple of times in response to questions on the p2p.wrox.com forums and twitter that 2010 would be a big year for ebook changes for Wrox. Today I’m happy to announce the first of those: selling Wrox PDF ebooks DRM-free from Wrox.com (and Wrox’s parent Wiley.com). [Updated Feb 4: Here’s our announcement […]

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Ebookpie.com launches with Wrox Chapters and ebooks

Ebookpie.com launched today and as part of their announcement, they mention both Wrox ebooks and chapters. We’re happy to add ebookpie.com to the growing list of retail partners who sell our ebooks. And I’m especially happy to have them selling our ebooks by the chapter. They’ve picked up Wrox’s "Chapters on Demand" idea as part […]

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Announcing VirtualDNUG

Virtual user groups continues to grow in popularity. MS dev teams have held live online chats for ages and both Second Life and ReactionGrid have hosted virtual user group spaces for a while now as well. Last year, .NET developers on LinkedIn started LIDNUG, an online user group that such luminaries as Scott Guthrie have […]

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Five Critical Skills for Web Developers

Anyone can learn to click the buttons these days. Great CMSs like Drupal, Joomla, and WordPress have made it easy to throw up a great looking website in no time at all. So how do you differentiate yourself from those button clickers and justify your higher price for your product? Understand your client. Take the […]

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Orphans at the Bookstore

What do the companies who publish technical books – and the authors who write them – really owe their readers? It’s rare to find an instance in which you pay good money for software, and are subsequently unable to find any kind of support whatsoever. We’re not talking about freeware or open-source here (you can’t […]

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The Community of Readers for Beginning ASP.NET MVC 1.0

As most of you would have already know, Simone Chiaretta and I used to publish a new book for Wiley/Wrox entitled Beginning ASP.NET MVC 1.0 that so far has received a fantastic praise from the technical community. In order to promote our work and stay connected to our readers, we’ve been trying to appear on some websites and […]

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The Necessity of a Better Review Policy on Amazon

There is no doubt that online reviews of a book have a very important impact on its sales specifically those published on famous online sellers (i.e. Amazon or Barnes & Noble). From time to time I’ve received irrelevant reviews for my books on Amazon that should have had a bad impact on their reputation. For […]

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