Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Manning makes good on cancelled book

An update to my previous post about Manning: they've now officially cancelled the CouchDB in Action book. To their credit, they are taking good care of customers (like me) who had already ordered the MEAP edition. We have been offered the choice of (1) getting our money back or (2) a replacement book or eBook (depending on our original order) AND another eBook free. I am very happy with this arrangement and have already taken the replacement offer for other eBooks. I did, however, check the eBooks' starting and (projected) publication dates. I picked books which had at least 4 or 5 chapters already available and I made sure that the book was being actively worked upon. Manning seems to have several books that have drifted off into the figurative weeds (for example see Taming Text, started in June 2008!)