[erlang-questions] New Erlang EBook

Ivan Uemlianin ivan@REDACTED
Thu Mar 5 23:03:07 CET 2015

Good editing is rare in the traditional publishing world these days (imho). Certainly in computing. Caveat author if you rely on the publishing company to check the text/code/diagrams.


festina lente

> On 5 Mar 2015, at 21:37, Richard A. O'Keefe <ok@REDACTED> wrote:
> Traditional publishing offers a number of things
> - advertising (sending information about an Erlang book to this mailing
>   list is pretty good at that)
> - distribution (downloading a PDF covers that)
> - reviewing.  Not post-publication reviews (though it would be good to
>   have book reviews at www.erlang.org), but pre-publication ones:  is
>   this worth publishing?
> - editing.  This includes idiom, grammar, spelling, punctuation, help
>   with layout and diagrams, spotting omissions and duplications &c
> - negotiation to use copyright material (like the cover of my Prolog book).
> There can be community support for editing, so well edited free books are
> not impossible.  But good editing is not free.  *Someone* has to pay.
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