[nycbug-talk] Re: BSD Success Stories (fwd)

Charles Sprickman spork
Thu Sep 23 20:13:36 EDT 2004

On Thu, 23 Sep 2004, Dru wrote:

> The message follows but the basic gist is there's not enough of a BSD 
> market to justify the cost of the pamphlets. This is in-line with the 
> trend I've spoken about with some of you individually: publishers in 
> general and O'Reilly in particular do not see BSD books as a viable 
> market. Noone is arguing the _quality_ of BSD books (thanks to Lucas, 
> Anderson, Lehey, et al.) but it does explain the skew in _quantity_. It 
> also means that I won't be successful in pushing a second BSD book 
> anytime soon (if at all) so I'm afraid the next book won't be on BSD.

Just curious, I noticed that No Starch Press has some decent titles, 
especially the very beginner-friendly and comprehensive Lucas book.  The 
last O'Reilly print catalog I received also had a little subsection of NSP 


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