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The New Book Finally has a Cover

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by tripwire45, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. tripwire45
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    I know this may seem petty, but O'Reilly hadn't assigned the SharePoint 2007 book a cover in like forever. I checked today and they've decided that pretty little birds best describes this text. :tongue

    Anyway, check it out at my site. :D
     
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    nice. i always love the random animals on the o'reilly books. almost as much as i love their books - noteably the nutshell books.
     
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  3. Stevie

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    I thought it was going to look terrible, then I saw the piccie and it actually looks quite nice. When is the book published?
     
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  4. tripwire45
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    Well, if you'd gone to the LINK (click me!) to my site, you'd see that it'll be published (in the U.S.) July 15th. :tongue

    There's always about a week's lagtime between a book being published here than in the UK or other countries.
     
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    w00t!

    That cover rules - I love O'Reilly's look. Every time I pick up an O'Reilly or Syngress book I get a nice warm fuzzy feeling - something familiar about them I guess!
     
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  6. simongrahamuk
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    Agreed. O'Reilly books Rock!

    Usually the animals are assigned because they apparently have some meaning associated with them and the book. Any idea why the birds were chosen for this one Trip?
     
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    Is this book going to make an appearance at the next CF meet? :D
     
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    The cover looks really nice Trip.

    I know that it's been asked before (somewhere) but if the book is now finised, why does it take sooooooo long to actually get published? By the time it does get published most of the info is out of date:twisted:.
     
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    looks good mate! 8)
     
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  10. BosonMichael
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    Oh, how pretty... oh, so pretty... :p

    Hope you've lined your bookcase with newspaper!!! :ohmy
     
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    Trip may be finished writing, but they may not be finished editing, creating cover art (until now), laying out the text and graphics, creating the TOC and index and glossary, creating a companion CD, and arranging purchases by the major book distributors and storefronts.
     
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  12. tripwire45
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    I have no idea why birds were chosen or for that matter, what process O'Reilly uses to select cover images. As far as why it takes so long to get a book published, Michael outlined it pretty well. Actually, I'm still waiting for the chapters to come back from the content and technical editors. I've got some chapters back from content but am waiting on the TE and I can't do anything until I get back all the comments for corrections.

    So far, everything is coming back with only minor suggestions for fixes so I'm well pleased. My first book was a nightmare by comparision. It's pretty demoralizing when you see your pages coming back all marked up. :dry

    Anyway, once I get the pages back and make the corrections, I send them back to the publisher. At some point, they'll send me pages as editable pdf files to let me see what they'll actually look like when they're in the book. I have to review them and make any final suggestion or corrections. Then my part is done, O'Reilly does its magic, the the book shows up on bookstore shelves in the middle of July. Fun, fun. :D

    EDIT: What makes you think the info will be out of date by then? Heck, most businesses that use SharePoint are still using 2003. Anyone who plans to upgrade to 2007 will be doing pilot projects and major rollouts for months and years to come. If Microsoft issues a major SP for 2007, that's where the 2nd edition comes in. :wink:
     
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    I know what you mean. Luckily, our book edits came back without many marks - some of the chapters were so clean in TE, they didn't send them back to us. I can only guess that it was due to our writing practice questions for years... in the early years, I had my share of practice questions come back heavily marked up!

    Now, I am the marker-upper. :twisted:

    The difficult part for me was learning Sybex's interface - how they wanted things placed and using certain formats. I struggled with placement of stuff for the first couple chapters, and I didn't get keywords right until the very end. If I ever do another book, I'll know the process a little bit better.
     
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    I know. Each publisher usually has several different series running and each series has their own template. I always think of my first chapter as the "experiment" to make sure I've "got it" after reading the author's manual.

    Oddly enough, the publisher I'm working with now (sorry...NDA so I can't give out details) is leaving the formatting completely up to me. It was really confusing to try to structure the content as well as produce it. I finally got it worked out and am steamrolling ahead.
     
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    That's OK - I'll just read your mind. :eek:
     
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    It looks real nice Trip. Another good job as usually I'm sure!
     
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    Very nice James - i am a big fan of birds 8)
     
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    I know what kind of "bird" *you* have in mind. :evil

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    I see you know me too well :twisted:
     
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  20. Stevie

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    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    I did goto the site, but didn't have much time so just looked at the pic. When it come's out in the UK, I'll prob be buying a copy.
     
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