_Erlang_Programmation_

Michael McDaniel <>
Wed Mar 2 18:42:20 CET 2005


On Wed, Mar 02, 2005 at 08:57:31AM -0800, Rob wrote:
> Michael McDaniel wrote:
> >On Wed, Mar 02, 2005 at 09:55:31AM +0100, Mickael Remond wrote:
> >
> >>Michael McDaniel wrote:
> >>
> >>>Can anyone tell me if Mickael Remond's book, _Erlang_Programmation_, is 
> >>>going to be
> >>>available in English this year?
> >>
> >>I think that this is not going to happens this year has the project has 
> >>not started yet and has I have to find an English publisher willing to 
> >>buy the right to the French publisher Eyrolles first.
> >>
> >>I am working on it however. If you know English publisher that could be 
> >>interested, please, do not hesitate to ask them to contact me.
> >>
> >>-- 
> >>Mickaël Rémond
> >
> >^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> >Thanks for the information.  I am ready to buy it in French rather than 
> >waiting.
> >No, I don't really know French but think I could at the least wade through 
> >the
> >examples.
> >
> >The page http://oreilly.com/oreilly/author/intro.csp  contains the line
> >
> >	"* Send proposals and proposal inquiries to "
> >
> >
> >~Michael
> 
> I don' think oreilly would go for an erlang book, from their Q & A:
> ----
> We're NOT looking for:
> 
>     * Books that overlap too heavily with our existing books.
>     * Books on proprietary technologies that don't have a huge user base.
>     * Books on miniscule (i.e., personal or nascent) products, even if 
> they are open source.
>     * Books on topics that have dismal sales despite quality books 
> being available. (If you're addressing a topic where good books have 
> sold dismally in the past (for instance, LISP, LaTeX, or Web-based 
> training), you have a much higher threshold to clear with your proposal. 
> Convince us why there is a revival of interest in your topic, or why 
> your approach to a deadly topic will provoke interest nonetheless.)
>     * Books that have been rejected by other publishers, in most cases.
> ----
> 
> Seems there is a strong anti-lisp bent there and I think erlang would 
> fall under the "looks lisp-ish" category and I think they would question 
> the audience size.
> 
> But I like the model, typography and production used for the Ruby book. 
> They have a deal to buy the PDF, paper book or both - 
> http://pragmaticprogrammer.com/authors/index.html
> Seems to be good quality and maybe more open to taking a risk. And since 
> they are distributed by oreilly, you get the best of both worlds - great 
> exposure because the only have a few title so far (all current topics 
> and no slumming with MCSE Certification type books), they are just 
> beginning to branch out (e.g. 
> http://pragmaticprogrammer.com/titles/gwd/index.html) and they have the 
> world's best distribution channel for computer related books.
> 
> I've cc'd them, maybe it is enough to start a dialog to see if there is 
> a fit.
> 
> Rob
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Thanks for the extra info, Rob.  I did forget to mention that O'Reilly has
'Publishing Partners' so contacting them (O'Reilly) may provoke interest
or forwarding of idea to Partners.  The page I originally sent has the
Partners in left column.

~Michael



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