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Snow Leopard Server Spotted in Switzerland

Snow Leopard Server in Switzerland

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).

Snow Leopard Server in Switzerland

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.

15 comments

1 lmasanti { 12.13.09 at 12:56 pm }

quote:
“Given that this is my first book ever, ”

quote:
“Even I didn’t know that!”

You must read about the Canadian Music Association about not neither asking permission nor paying artist…
(Just to aware you about publishers’ mishabits…)

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3 Imapolicecar { 12.13.09 at 3:18 pm }

quote:
“Given that this is my first book ever, ”

That you’ve written or that you’ve read /snigger

Ok, sorry about the cheap laugh.

Just to pull you up on the $85 price. It’s only because the dollar is so low. It doesn’t seem anything like that if you are Swiss as they are paid so much higher than in North America and costs are relative anyway. Still, it must make you feel good :)

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5 jkundert { 12.13.09 at 3:29 pm }

I still remember when my first tech book came out (a whole decade ago now–yikes!), and how cool it felt to see copies in the local bookstore…. You know what? Even after all these years and books, it still does. So enjoy–you deserve it!

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7 darwiniandude { 12.13.09 at 6:41 pm }

Brilliant Daniel. I was interested in your book but living in Australia the Kindle store has hardly any content and I have time problems carring large tomes of paper around with me. I’ve just bought the book in the iPhone app though, great! $23.99 AUD. I’m happy with that! I wish you many sales :)

8 MarkyMark { 12.13.09 at 9:37 pm }

Cool, I just ordered it. I’ve been trying to migrate a 10.5.8 server to 10.6 using the “Transfer the information from an
existing server” option. It runs for hours (huge mail store) and finally reboots to the login screen, at which point it refuses to take any user-id/password! Hmmm…

9 msakarias { 12.14.09 at 10:14 pm }

Congrats on the book — 1000 pages! How does one go about writing a 1000 page tech book — besides knowing a lot about the subject. That’s a lot of pages to fill. Too bad about the currency exchange rate.

10 msakarias { 12.14.09 at 10:14 pm }

How does one go about writing a 1000 page tech book — besides knowing a lot about the subject? That’s a lot of pages to fill. (Too bad about the currency exchange rate.)

11 darwiniandude { 12.14.09 at 11:09 pm }

Msakarias: Another reason I bought the iPhone version. Cheaper, as well as always having the book on me.

12 lmasanti { 12.15.09 at 10:30 am }
13 Berend Schotanus { 12.17.09 at 8:30 am }

Your book is available at Selexys, Utrecht, Netherlands for € 45,80

Mysel I purchased a copy at Amazon.com, more out of curiosity than out of necessity. It was twice as thick as I expected it to be. The few parts I’ve read look very thorough, exactly like I’m used to from RDM. I am really impressed with the perseverance needed to make such a book.

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15 Jason Bush { 12.31.09 at 9:36 am }

Great book by the way. Some of the info is pre-realease, but way more useful for a system admin that Apple’s Peachpit books.

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