[erlang-questions] ANN: Designing for Scalability with Erlang/OTP by O'Reilly

Lee Sylvester lee.sylvester@REDACTED
Fri Jul 11 15:52:26 CEST 2014

Okay, I bought the book too :-)

Thanks Francesco.


On 11 Jul 2014, at 11:37, Zachary Kessin <zkessin@REDACTED> wrote:

>> What about the money for Simon St. Laurent? - Let's assume that you
>> thought 25$ was a fair amount to pay for Francesco and Simmons first 
>> Erlang book - would you pay equal amounts to Francesco and Simon.
>> But wait a moment their editor who I think was Simon St Laurent
>> will have made significant contributions to the book - should his contribution
>> be unpaid and unrecognised?
> Simon did not edit that one, but he did edit my Erlang book, as well as writing one on his own (and editing a bunch of other FP Books). It took many hours of work from him and others at O'Reilly to do this, this is what they are for. 
> Also I did not get an advance on that book, so I got nothing until it started to sell. Yes If I had self published I would have gotten a bigger percent, but really there are a million details from finding an editor to cover art and distribution that I really did not want to deal with
> --Zach
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