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
> >No, I don't really know French but think I could at the least wade through
> >The page http://oreilly.com/oreilly/author/intro.csp contains the line
> > "* Send proposals and proposal inquiries to proposals@REDACTED"
> 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 -
> 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.
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.
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