A book in beta


Michael W. Lucas is working on a DNSSEC book that he’s self-publishing, similar to SSH Mastery.  He’s making an early draft available for purchase, at a discount.  You get access to the updates, so you effectively get the book for less, plus you can offer feedback before the publishing date.

This is a familiar concept for software, where early purchasers get access to a ‘beta’ version of software for testing…  It’ll be interesting to see how it works for a book.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    The beta access approach to books, a prominent recent example being “Programming Windows, Sixth edition”: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/microsoft_press/archive/2012/04/21/mark-your-calendars-programming-windows-sixth-edition-is-coming.aspx

    Not exactly BSD, but still.

  2. Anonymous says:

    There’s missing a part “has already been tried” before the first comma. Shouldn’t post this early.

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