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What's the target date of availability of pbook of this book. I have placed an order for pbook to be shipped to India.
Jon P Smith (40) [Avatar] Offline
#2
Hi,

At the moment Amazon says 28th March 2018. I am waiting for production to get in touch with me. If I hear anything I will let you know.
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#3
ok thanks
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#4
Hi Jon when is the pbook expected. I am waiting for the same.
Jon P Smith (40) [Avatar] Offline
#5
Hi,

I don't have a firm date from Manning - I think it won't be printed until April, but that is a guess based on the production process, which has 21 steps! At least you can access the eBook in the meantime

I am surprised, in a good way, about how much work goes into proof-reading, checking, indexing etc. the book before print. Currently a copyeditor is going through every chapter and asking me to check/fix things. That takes time, but the end result is going to be better.

Also, I am taking the opportunity to add notes and a new appendix on the upcoming EF Core 2.1 release. That should help the book stay relevant for longer.
Jon P Smith (40) [Avatar] Offline
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Hi,

I have been pestering production for weeks and we now have a date for a printed book - end of May. That is very late, but I have done everything I could to improve that date. The problem is their production process to very detailed and there are a lot of books going through at this time.

I have arranged for another MEAP release with my changes to be sent out - it should be out in a week or two's time.
welkie (26) [Avatar] Offline
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Hi Jon,

Hijacking the thread to comment... Thanks for the extra MEAP update to get some 2.1 coverage in there. It's nice to see that kind of commitment from authors.
Jon P Smith (40) [Avatar] Offline
#8
Thanks. I took advantage to the production process to add some things, like comments on how the upcoming 2.1 version of EF Core would alter things where I could.

I also changed the parts about Domain-Driven Design are I have had time after finishing the book to work on viable patterns for DDD. I am now much more in favour of DDD-styled entity classes - see section 10.4
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#10
Do we have an update on when we can expect the print version?
Jon P Smith (40) [Avatar] Offline
#11
Another delay at Manning's end - see this tweet for the full story, with two tweets from Manning.

The only good thing about the delay is that I managed to add notes and an appendix about EF Core version 2.1.

I'm personally very sorry for the delay, but its in Manning hands and I can't do anything about that.
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#12
Cheers Jon