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Old 02-22-2011, 05:35 PM   #21
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Ralph has a real talent for expressing highly technical ideas in a way that's still accessible to the average computer nerd. Despite his knowledge and status, he's also a very nice guy and has politely answered my silly questions anytime I've asked. I'd be absolutely thrilled if the book was published.
Since you have already corresponded with him in the past, please contact him again and beg him to release his revised book, even if it is only an Online release, to save on publishing costs and reduce his risk to almost nothing.

Even if he does not want to have anything to do with the project, he could hand it off to some other person that he trusts for a small percentage of the sales generated and make a profit for himself with little or no effort on his part.

It is a real shame that he has decided to hold back this work of his when there is obviously a demand for the book and the only persons he is hurting is not the pirates that leaked any work to the Internet, he is just hurting his Amiga user fans that are clamoring for this book to be released.
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Old 02-23-2011, 01:08 AM   #22
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I have the complete series of RKRM's 1st, 2nd and 3rd Editions but none of the CATS stuff.
Oh? I thought the RKRMs where written by the CATS-Team. I was always confused with the title RKRMs, as e.g. the Styleguide has nothing about ROM or Kernel in it. I think we were talking about the same books.

Ralph Babel has a lot of detail and presents a lot of experience in important points. He really dives into the machine. But he only talks on a few selected topics, while the RKRMs cover all that is AMIGA.
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Old 02-23-2011, 02:27 AM   #23
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Maybe someone should ask him? Ultimately, it's his decision.
We have release the german book and would be release the english new version. we talk many times about the english version, but the project are dead...

http://www.amigafuture.de/viewtopic.php?t=20675
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Old 02-23-2011, 04:21 AM   #24
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Eh.

Option 1:
Release it as print on demand. Im sure the community would rather have the book, even if it means a bit lower quality (and POD has gotten damn good in recent years).
He states that he doesn't intend to make money off it, so why not?
Upload pdf to lulu.com, set price, link to a paypal account or cheque to mailed, sit back and watch the cash flow in, job done. Total time on the part of an author? About 20 mins, of which 10 mins would be making a cuppa.
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Old 02-23-2011, 05:14 AM   #25
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Upload pdf to lulu.com, set price, link to a paypal account or cheque to mailed, sit back and watch the cash flow in, job done. Total time on the part of an author? About 20 mins, of which 10 mins would be making a cuppa.
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Old 02-23-2011, 07:42 AM   #26
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Old 02-23-2011, 08:13 AM   #27
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Upload pdf to lulu.com, set price, link to a paypal account or cheque to mailed, sit back and watch the cash flow in, job done. Total time on the part of an author? About 20 mins, of which 10 mins would be making a cuppa.
Yes, please. I've been trying to get this book for twelve freaking years. I tried to buy it from an American distributor back when it was still in print (well, "had recently gone out of" print would be more accurate).

Lulu would be excellent... of course that's possibly unfair to APC-TPC who were set to release the book themselves...
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:05 AM   #28
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Default Re: Amiga Guru Book 2nd Edition petition

Seems like an odd and unfathomable situation. He halts the project because of the existence of a bad electronic copy of an old edition even when owners of the paper book are more than willing to buy an updated book, myself included. Must be personal issues behind the scenes.
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:08 AM   #29
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Upload pdf to lulu.com, set price, link to a paypal account or cheque to mailed, sit back and watch the cash flow in, job done. Total time on the part of an author? About 20 mins, of which 10 mins would be making a cuppa.
Exactly. Nice and easy.
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Ok, i have just signed in the petition
Im number 317. that number makes a good number to, at least, release the book in the form "Print on Demand" i guess
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Old 02-23-2011, 10:41 AM   #31
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Exactly. Nice and easy.
I believe a similar suggestion was made at the time as with lulu.com being used as the suggested POD people to go to. Hell it might even have been me

I do think however Hardlink has the right of it on this one though with his post.
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