[Tutor] New Introductory Book

Alan Gauld alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Thu Nov 8 19:06:36 CET 2007

"Michael H. Goldwasser" <goldwamh at slu.edu> wrote

>>    to suffer through it). But for others, studying on their own, 
>> being able
>>    to read a sample chapter and look at the example source code 
>> might
>>    be the stimulus to buy the book
> Thats a great idea.  I'll contact our publisher today so that we can
> get full source code from the entire book up on their website.  I'm
> not sure of their willingness for a sample chapter, but will ask 
> about
> that as well.

Its not an unusual thing - the Amazon "Look Inside" logo is widely
used and is usually more helpful than a hindrance in getting sales.
In fact the ideal for you is probably to try to get them to put the
sample chapter on Amazon because more folks will look there
than on the publisher's own web site!

If they are going to rely purely on academic sales then that will
greatly reduce their marketplace (and your royalties!)

Alan Gauld
Author of the Learn to Program web site

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