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david_kw (8) [Avatar] Offline
#1
Hello there,

I was wondering when the book is going to be released. I pre-ordered it from Amazon and they recently sent me an email saying it wouldn't ship until early May. Is that accurate?

Thanks,
david_kw
bear.bibeault (675) [Avatar] Offline
#2
Re: book release date
As the book has already gone to print, May sounds a bit far-fetched. I can't give you an exact date of course, but I wouldn't expect it to take that long to make its way through the pipe.
david_kw (8) [Avatar] Offline
#3
Re: book release date
Ok thanks. I thought it sounded odd. Amazon said the book comes out on March 1st and B&N says the end of March. But then Amazon said it won't be out till May 7th so I wanted to check.

I look forward to reading it.

david_kw
bear.bibeault (675) [Avatar] Offline
#4
Re: book release date
Yeah, once it goes to print, it's out of our hands. Hope you get it soon, and I hope that you find the wait was worth it!
david_kw (8) [Avatar] Offline
#5
Re: book release date
Me too. smilie

I just noticed if all else fails I can get the electronic version through Manning. The timing of this book is perfect for me. It is only in the last month when I decided I really had to pick a library instead of maintaining my own as I have been. I was leaning towards prototype/scriptaculous largely based on adoption numbers. My current plan is to dive in and refactor my site starting towards the end of this month when I complete my current project.

david_kw
bear.bibeault (675) [Avatar] Offline
#6
Re: book release date
Breaking news.

I have it on good authority that the eBook will be available tomorrow (March 12) and that the hard-copy will be available, at least from Manning, on Monday March 19.

Dang, it's been a long road!
david_kw (8) [Avatar] Offline
#7
Re: book release date
More breaking news. Amazon shipped it out Thursday so I got it today (2 day shipping). Hopefully I can finish my current project tonight so I can start tomorrow.

Congrats on the book. smilie

david_kw
bear.bibeault (675) [Avatar] Offline
#8
Re: book release date
Thanks david!