Last year I had the pleasure of editing PowerShell Deep Dives, published by Manning. This book is a community project with chapters contributed from MVPs and leading members of the PowerShell community. You won’t find this content anywhere else.
Anyway, I have the first royalty report from Q3 2013. Looks like we sold a little under 1500 copies. The important thing, in case you missed the original news about this project, is that all proceeds are given to charity. For this book, Save the Children received a check for $3,338.30. That’s nice but I know we can do better.
So if you’ve put off getting a copy, what are you waiting for? If you have a copy, thank you. Now spread the word and tell your colleagues to buy a copy. You can get the title in print or ebook formats. You can also buy the book from Amazon. In fact, if you’ve read the book a posted review would also help. The more reviews the attention the book can get which should lead to more sales and continued charitable contributions.
Thank you again to all of the authors and editors on this project and to those of you who have a copy on your shelf. I hope you found a few things that made it worth your investment. For the rest of you, well, you know what you need to do.
>At long last the PowerShell Deep Dives book, published by Manning, is a reality! The book is a collection of PowerShell nuggets, tidbits, tutorials and tips that you won’t find anywhere else. Even more importantly, this is a book with a mission. None of the contributors or editors receive any payments for the book. All proceeds go to Save the Children.
Print book should come out at the end of next week and ebook versions a few weeks later. Get yours today.
Today, Learn Windows PowerShell 3 in a Month of Lunches is part of Manning’s Deal of the Day. This is the book for the absolute beginner and will teach you literally in a month of lunch breaks all you need to know to get started with PowerShell 3.0.
Not convinced? Take a moment to read the Amazon reviews. Even though you can probably get a good deal at Amazon, the Manning Deal of the Day is only good through their store. So visit the book’s page and use promo code dotd0404au when you check out to save 50%. By the way, this promo code also applies to Learn Windows IIS in a Month of Lunches by Jason Helmick (http://www.manning.com/helmick/).
PowerShell related titles continue to rule the roost, at least for Manning. Based on recent sales PowerShell titles occupy 40% of the top 10 list! I’m hoping this trend will continue later this spring with publication of the PowerShell Deep Dives book which is currently available as part of Manning’s MEAP.
As of March 14th here’s how PowerShell is dominating book sales:
Of course this doesn’t happen without you so a very big and sincere thank you. And if you are one of those people who like signed books, I think I can safely speak for all of my co-authors, that we’re happy to sign any of our books should paths cross at a conference, training session or user group meeting. If you are lucky enough to be going to the PowerShell Summit, this may be the only time this year where Don, Richard and myself will be in the same place at the same time.
I am very happy to report that the new version of Learn PowerShell 3 in a Month of Lunches is now available from Manning. This is the second edition of the popular book originally authored by PowerShell legend Don Jones. Don invited me to collaborate on the second edition which covers PowerShell v3 and I am very, very happy with the result. I hope you will be as well.
This is the book to get you jump started on using PowerShell right away as a management tool with easy to follow lessons and labs that you should be able to finish over a lunch break. When you are finished with this, the next step is Learn PowerShell Toolmaking in a Month of Lunches which should also be out very soon. If you’d like to learn more about this book, get a sample chapter, download source code or the lab answers, click here. We’d also like you to post a brief video clip of your unboxing telling the world why you bought the book and what you hope to learn from it.
Thank you so much for your support and enthusiasm.