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#26 2010-10-16 23:32:18

foxbunny
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Re: Arch Linux Handbook 2.0

@infested999:

The handbook's version 2.0, just FYI. Anyway, afaik, Dusty's loosing lots of money making stuff for Arch, so I think it's fair if he got any of it back at some point. Although I doubt it will happen. smile

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#27 2010-10-17 16:40:55

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Re: Arch Linux Handbook 2.0

infested999 wrote:

Now be honest, how much money do YOU earn when someone buys the book?

It depends where you buy it from. I paid $40 up front, so I have to earn that money back first. For each book sold via the estore linked above, I make $6.74. If you purchase it from Amazon.com, I make $4.27. If you buy it through one of the international Amazon stores, or through any other bookseller, I make $1.80. Most sales are through Amazon and international Amazon stores, so I probably average about $3.00 per copy.

From the income generated from handbooks and schwag sales, I donate about $1000 per year to the Aaron Griffin Pizza and Beer Fund (AKA Arch Linux Donations).

linux-ka wrote:

pretty well done dude. but what makes it worth buying?

Nothing. It's just the Arch Linux Beginner's guide from the wiki, word for word. I spent a lot of time on style editing and layout and stuff to get it into handbook form, but didn't edit the content in any way.

Bahumat wrote:

Thanks for that! I will buy it. The cover from version 1.0 was ugly...

Careful! That's what Branko said when he saw it, and he got roped into doing the new one. :-D I'm not shy about declaring that I'm very weak when it comes to visual design. The Arch Handbook 1.0 cover was the culmination of about 1 hour's work in the gimp. I didn't expect it to find it's way to as many bookshelves as it did, so I didn't put much effort into it.

awkwood wrote:

Dusty, I just learned about your Python book, that's really cool and something I've always aspired to do.
    Is anyone else in the Arch community a published author?

Not exactly a member of the Arch community, but my dad has a few novels available: http://ccphillips.net/

If you're looking to self-publish a book, you might find this link useful: http://archlinux.me/dusty/2009/11/06/al … oked-into/ If you want to hire a proofreader or layout editor, I'm available. (If you need someone to do a cover, definitely not me!)

If you're looking to write a tech book, Packt have a few hot topics they're looking for authors on: http://authors.packtpub.com/ Writing for Packt is a grueling process with tight deadlines. It's kind of like having to write a term paper every two weeks. If you have a day job, I wouldn't recommend it.

Everyone: thanks for all the positive feedback on the Arch Handbook, and on Schwag items in general. It's always a pleasure to serve such a terrific community!

Dusty

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#28 2010-10-17 20:05:08

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Re: Arch Linux Handbook 2.0

Can you pay with paypal ?

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#29 2010-10-18 04:05:08

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Re: Arch Linux Handbook 2.0

I want to buy the book. How is the process?. I'm from Colombia.. I need a book like that because I have to borrow a computer if I reinstall Archlinux smile.


Archlinux Colombia!!! smile

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#30 2010-10-20 10:08:32

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Re: Arch Linux Handbook 2.0

Jrballesteros05 wrote:

I want to buy the book. How is the process?. I'm from Colombia.. I need a book like that because I have to borrow a computer if I reinstall Archlinux smile.

You just have to register a new account if you don't have an existing one and buy either with a credit card or paypal

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#31 2010-10-21 05:01:47

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Re: Arch Linux Handbook 2.0

I buy the first edition and it was very helpful ^^ and definitely i`ll buy this one to. BTW the cover is great!!!!

So basically is better for you if we buy it from createspace.... I`ll do that.

Thanks for your time and effor making the book, it`s great that for the regular user (like me) help Arch growth.

Thanks!!!!

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#32 2010-10-22 10:34:54

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Re: Arch Linux Handbook 2.0

As soon as this is in amazon.co.uk I'll add it to my basket wink Nothing wrong with reading from paper!

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#33 2010-10-22 17:21:27

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Re: Arch Linux Handbook 2.0

roelove wrote:

As soon as this is in amazon.co.uk I'll add it to my basket wink Nothing wrong with reading from paper!

Funny, I was just about to say the same thing.

Guess it must be our *location* that determines from which Amazon we buy.

Will try this Createspace site though to see its feasibility.

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#34 2010-10-25 21:52:04

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Re: Arch Linux Handbook 2.0

3]) wrote:
roelove wrote:

As soon as this is in amazon.co.uk I'll add it to my basket wink Nothing wrong with reading from paper!

Funny, I was just about to say the same thing.

Guess it must be our *location* that determines from which Amazon we buy.

Will try this Createspace site though to see its feasibility.

I guess so. Since amazon.co.uk ships for free to the netherlands from 25 pound and up, it gets much more rendable to buy there.

Don't know about that createspace site.


Windows xp -> windows 7 -> Ubuntu -> Debian -> Arch x64 (AwesomeWM) + Windows 7 x64

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#35 2010-10-28 17:07:06

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Re: Arch Linux Handbook 2.0

For those that requested the wallpaper image, I'm really sorry, but no time right now. It takes ages to render, so please understand. You can make a list of image sizes and PM me if you want. I'll take care of it when I'm done with things that pay my bills. wink

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#36 2010-11-21 05:14:47

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Re: Arch Linux Handbook 2.0

Is there a background on why that cover theme was chosen, or did it just seem cool? Either way, I think it looks great. :-)

But why the "pacman -Sy [package name]" recommendation? I've broken things that way a few times. At least if the package is out of date a "pacman -S [package name]" won't break anything.

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#37 2010-11-21 09:55:26

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Re: Arch Linux Handbook 2.0

B-Con wrote:

Is there a background on why that cover theme was chosen, or did it just seem cool? Either way, I think it looks great. :-)

Dusty said "Don't panic", so I came up with the idea of defusing a bomb. One of those situations where you really don't wanna panic.

B-Con wrote:

But why the "pacman -Sy [package name]" recommendation? I've broken things that way a few times. At least if the package is out of date a "pacman -S [package name]" won't break anything.

I know, I know. My bad. I was living under the rock for a while.

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#38 2010-11-21 17:23:08

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Re: Arch Linux Handbook 2.0

foxbunny wrote:
B-Con wrote:

Is there a background on why that cover theme was chosen, or did it just seem cool? Either way, I think it looks great. :-)

Dusty said "Don't panic", so I came up with the idea of defusing a bomb. One of those situations where you really don't wanna panic.

FTR, "Don't panic" was requested by Jules Pitsker (aka Misfit), the primary author of the Arch Linux Beginner's Guide.

Dusty

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#39 2010-12-02 11:08:40

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Re: Arch Linux Handbook 2.0


Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think.
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#40 2010-12-10 20:07:26

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Re: Arch Linux Handbook 2.0

Dusty wrote:

I would like to extend a huge thank you to both Jules Pitsker (Misfit) and Branko Vukelic (foxbunny). Jules is the motivating force and primary maintainer behind the online Beginners' Guide. His tireless and thankless contributions have turned it into the exceptionally well-written and comprehensive document that it is. Branko is the best designer I know, both for print and web based materials. He did a terrific job on this handbook cover.

Thanks for the honorable mention, Dusty. I am humbled.

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#41 2011-08-26 02:18:34

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Re: Arch Linux Handbook 2.0

Hi there
I want to translate this book into Persian
But I am in Iran and can not buy this book sad
is there any PDF to download?
another question
Is this book up to date?
Thank you so much

Last edited by eMan (2011-08-26 02:19:12)

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#42 2011-09-09 08:01:20

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Re: Arch Linux Handbook 2.0

eMan,

please read this thread carefully focusing on the following items:

- when was this book printed
- which is the source text of this book

This will answer both your questions.

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#43 2011-09-11 02:31:31

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Re: Arch Linux Handbook 2.0

Dusty: Have you considered offering a download of some sort, preferably a PDF? I know that it's the same content as the Beginner's Guide, but I would find a PDF useful and I would imagine that a layout-edited PDF in book form would probably be better than an automatic wiki->PDF conversion done by a script of some sort.


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#44 2011-09-12 21:00:37

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Re: Arch Linux Handbook 2.0

A mobi or Kindle version would be awesome as well.

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#45 2011-11-24 08:51:49

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Re: Arch Linux Handbook 2.0

Thats hell OF cover big_smile

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