Apress have started putting their entire catalogue online as e-books, available from their home site [http://www.apress.com/ecommerce/]. I’m not sure if I’d laugh or cry at this. It’s great to see them offer another way of selling their books to the public, especially as the prices are significantly lower than their paper counterparts. I also like that the books I’ve written for them are given another way to finally make back the advance they paid me and get me some royalties. On the other hand, seeing them back as files again (albeit laid out pdfs) is a bit like they never went away to be printed. Ashes to ashes, doc file to pdf….. One thing they haven’t done though is rework the index or table of contents - paper book page numbers don’t help here lads. We need Chapter number, and then page number within that chapter. Oh and the download page has a fairly obvious flaw at the mo.
Anyway, here are the links to my Apress e-books
- Beginning VB .NET 1.1 Databases: From Novice to Professional [http://www.apress.com/book/bookDisplay.html?bID=291] * Beginning ASP.NET 1.1 Databases: From Novice to Professional [http://www.apress.com/book/bookDisplay.html?bID=297]