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Wednesday, May 4, 2005

Every so often, someone asks me a question about a topic covered in a C# database book with my name on the cover. I sometimes have difficulty answering the question – because I’ve never seen the book.

Last October APress contacted me and said that a book I wrote for the old Wrox company was about to be tweaked and republished. I was told to expect paperwork and copies of the book in the mail. The book went on sale in November. The last contact I had with APress was in February. I’m still waiting for anything to arrive in the mail from APress.

Actually - I’m not really waiting. I went through a waiting phase. Then I went through a phase were I was disappointed in APress. I’m now in a phase where everyone involved can take a big flying leap - because I just don’t care if ever hear from them again. From my perspective, I can only assume the feeling is mutual.

Actually, saying I don’t care is not true either. I do care about anyone who has purchased the book and has a question. The point of this post was to say I will do whatever I can to answer any question about the book.

Just remember - for this specific book you may have to provide me with the sample code or an excerpted paragraph. I have no idea what is inside this edition of the book. I can only hope the book brings joy and enlightenment to every reader, whatever is inside.

Matt Wednesday, May 4, 2005
Well, one hopes that you're getting the royalties from it, if its got your name on the cover...
Scott Wednesday, May 4, 2005
I haven't seen a thing....
Bill Wednesday, May 4, 2005
I have both of your books and they rock. I'm not just saying that b/c we're homies - everyone reading this should buy both of your books (and Sahil's for that matter). I hate that there are problems w/ you and Apress b/c I have had a lot of good dealings with them - hopefully they'll come correct on this.
Jim Minatel Wednesday, May 4, 2005
Scott: Our C# editor here at Wrox (Katie Mohr) would like to get in touch with you regarding writing with Wrox. If you are interested, drop me a line at jimminatel@gmail.com and I'll connect the two of you.
Tobin Titus Monday, May 16, 2005
I had a similar problem with the wrox press demise and re-appearance of titles under Apress. Fortunately, I was able to secure a re-writing roll for this deal and my experience was a bit more positive. What I'm not happy about is that Apress is allowed to sell a book that I never made a dime on just because they bought the rights from Wrox when they went under. They say if they ever make their money back from the book, I'll start collecting royalties, but I'm not holding my breath.
Scott Monday, May 16, 2005
I will say that since posting this, APress has taken the right steps to correct the problem..
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