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

G.Rosamond george
Thu Sep 23 20:18:00 EDT 2004

On Sep 23, 2004, at 8:13 PM, Charles Sprickman wrote:

> 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 books...

NSP is distributed by ORA. . .

NSP looks to publish the more 'esoteric'. . .like the recent book Spam 
Letters (which is hilarious), hacking the XBox, and the BSDs. . .

I cc'd the publisher Bill, who's a great guy. . .the most democratic 
publisher I've ever heard of. . .


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