Snow Leopard Server Spotted in Switzerland
December 13th, 2009
Daniel Eran Dilger
My new book on Snow Leopard Server was spotted by my friend Urs Aeschbacher in the wilds of Switzerland, prowling bookshelf stores for a buyer willing to pay just short of $85 (the Swiss Franc is now almost exactly a US Dollar).
Urs toured me around his country last summer from Zurich to Zermatt, and again in the winter (after my trip to speak at Øredev near Copenhagen last year). I had so much fun experiencing an alpine holiday with Urs and his family and Monika and Isabella and Daniel and everyone else there that I lost my driver’s license, not due to reckless driving but rather to fumbling it out into the snow while stumbling home one night. Over the last year, I’ve used my passport to get into bars for fear of losing an entire day in the DMV to obtain a replacement license. And now that my wheels are busted, I have even less reason to get a new one. But I digress.
For those on an American budget, my book is available on Amazon for around $32. And if you don’t like killing trees or lugging around phone book sized volumes (it is just short of 1000 pages), an electronic Kindle edition of the book is slightly cheaper, at $28 and change.
The first person to review the book on Amazon, Derek Currie, gave me top marks (thanks Derek!) and also points out that my publisher, Wiley, offers an iPhone app which allows users to download an electronic copy of the book (along with companion books in the same series) for just $20 each. Even I didn’t know that!
Given that this is my first book ever, I’m excited to see it in the wild and hear what people think about it. If you spot the book your local bookstore shelf, snap a picture and send it in! And if you obtain a copy, let me know what you think. Ecstatic reviews posted on Amazon are also appreciated of course.