[Tutor] New Introductory Book
brunson at brunson.com
Wed Nov 7 01:34:11 CET 2007
Michael H. Goldwasser wrote:
> Thanks to the many voices supporting our decision to post to Tutor.
> We only posted to the most directly relevant mailing lists (announce,
> tutor, edusig). As an introductory book, it seemed quite appropriate
> for tutor.
> In fact, the topic of our (developing) book was raised in a thread on
> Tutor this past August 9/10th. Ironically, the topic at that time is
> the same as that raised by Chris Calloway's question today, about the
> $102 list price.
> The discrepency is because this is being published primarily as an
> academic book through Prentice Hall's Education line (as opposed to
> the Prentice Proffessional label that publishes books such as Wesley
> Chun's Core Python Programming).
I.e. the students have to buy it no matter what because the professor
says so, so we may as well rake them over the coals. Their rich parents
are paying for it anyway, so who cares.
Not that I'm bitter or anything. ;-)
> I'm not on the business side, so I
> don't know that I understand all the factors; could be a combination
> of the captive audience together with a lot of additional money spent
> on sending review copies to educators and sending representatives to
> campuses. In any event, we believe that the book can be quite useful
> outside the traditional classroom for new programmers or those new to
> object-oriented programming.
> Best regards,
> On Tuesday November 6, 2007, jay wrote:
>> I agree as well. Its not like there is a flood of these books coming
>> out, or emails slamming the list announcing them.
>> On Nov 6, 2007 1:38 PM, Kent Johnson <kent37 at tds.net> wrote:
>> > Rikard Bosnjakovic wrote:
>> > > On 06/11/2007, Michael H. Goldwasser <goldwamh at slu.edu> wrote:
>> > >
>> > >> We are pleased to announce the release of a new Python book.
>> > >
>> > > [...yadayada...]
>> > >
>> > > I thought this list was supposed to be clean from commercial advertisements.
>> > I don't think there is a specific rule about that. I'm happy to have
>> > on-topic announcements which I think this is. IIRC I announced the new
>> > edition of Learning Python and Wesley Chun announced the new edition of
>> > his book, Core Python.
>> > Kent
> On Tuesday November 6, 2007, Chris Calloway wrote:
>> Michael H. Goldwasser wrote:
>> > We are pleased to announce the release of a new Python book.
>> Why is this book $102?
>> Chris Calloway
>> office: 332 Chapman Hall phone: (919) 962-4323
>> mail: Campus Box #3300, UNC-CH, Chapel Hill, NC 27599
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