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Fri, 19 Dec 2014

Everyman's Library

I've recently discovered "Everyman's Library" - a publishing house that specializes in high-quality hardcovers of classic authors. I'm not a book collector by any stretch of the imagination, but I do love to read and like the feel of a nice hardcover. You can get these in the usual brick & mortar bookstores, or online - they are reasonably priced and have sewn cloth bindings, acid-free paper, and a built-in bookmark. I put some pictures of 'The Stories of Ray Bradbury' in my SDF gallery [0].

posted at: 18:41 | path: / | permalink | books, everymans library, hardcover books, ray bradbury

Wed, 03 Dec 2014

Higher Order Perl and Free Books

I wish more authors would come to their senses, particularly with technical books. I purchased the dead-tree version of Higher Order Perl years ago, it is an amazing book and recommended reading for any programmer. Luckily, it is free to download [0].

"...the publisher was not important. Instead, he said, I should make sure to negotiate permission to make the book available for free on my web site. He told me that compared with the effort that you put into the book, the money you get back is insignificant. So if you write a book it should not be because you want to make a lot of money from it but because you have an idea that you want to present to the world. And as an author, you owe it to yourself to get your idea in front of as many people as possible. By putting the book in your web site, you make it available to many people who would not otherwise have access to it: poor people, high school students, people in developing countries, and so on." [1]

posted at: 09:06 | path: / | permalink | books, ebooks, free, higher order perl