Hi JonathanBTW, I was kind. I left out the insulting stufffromhis e-mail . . .Interesting comparison: when I get sent mail that has
something unpleasant to say about you, I don't
publish it, or try to advertise it, I just bin it.
LOL, this is so funnyIt's true, I did not change a word . . . .
I'm ALWAYS interested in helping to share a good book, even from you! . . . .I guess you're no longer interesting in publishing such a book ?
Uh Huh, right . . . . I've seen forwarded e-mails from you . . . .when I get sent mail that has something unpleasant to say about you, I don't publish it,
How much? They have cut way-back on Oracle titles . . . .I'd wager APress is.
Wow!when asked by Oracle about the "hands on course requirement" they told Oracle that the course (in this case Oracle 10g DBA I, II, and Tuning) was given by a Oracle Certified professional, and Oracle accepted it.
Yup. Most practicing Oracle profesisonals have never heard of "Oak table", or Richard Foote. Just look at the disappointing sales of their "Tales" book, major flop:Richard Foote, an Oak Table member, an "unknown, first-time author?"
OK . . .I'd wager
You were "approached", nothing more!I get approached to write a book on "any ideas of my own" by a book publisher regardless.
B-Tree indexing internals have not changed since Oracle7, for backward compatibility. A b-tree index internals article from 1997 is still valid in 11g . . . ."ancient topic"
Yup. Break-even for most publishers is 6k-8k copies sold. Mine is way less because I have greater push-through. The major bookstores have stocked dozens of Rampant books on my word alone, and they have never been disappointed . . . ."guaranteed to lose money"
I follow the computer book market closely. I have a subscription to Bookscan, a POS database that allows me to see actual sales, by store, by day. I know what Oracle profesisonals are buying, and what gets returned."cannot get a book on Oracle Index Internals printed"
People don't want a book on index internals, per se, they want a book on "Optimizing Oracle Indexes", a useful book that answers important questions:"cannot get a book on Oracle Index Internals printed"
Send your book to Oracle Press and O'Reilly.Where do I sign ?