Archive for June, 2008

Preview content of High Performance MySQL

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

Looking for a sample of what the book is like? Here are two ways you can try before you buy:

What does it take to be the lead author of High Performance MySQL?

Monday, June 16th, 2008

Baron wrote a blog post about his experiences writing this book. Just in case you were wondering how much work it takes to write a book like this.

Being an author gives you a lot of appreciation for other authors, and helps you understand how much a book is worth.

Final versions of High Performance MySQL sample content posted

Monday, June 9th, 2008

Now that the book has gone to the printing press, we can post final versions of our sample content. You can download unrestricted PDFs of the foreword, table of contents, chapter 4 (Query Performance Optimization), and the index from the Downloads page. Enjoy!

High Performance MySQL, Second Edition is #3,868 on Amazon

Sunday, June 8th, 2008

Amazon.com Sales Rank #3,868 in Books.

And that’s before it’s even available!

This is sales rank in all books. Not technical books, not MySQL books. All books.

Unbelievable.

The book has gone to press!

Sunday, June 8th, 2008

As of Friday, June 6th, the book has gone to press.  The in-stock date is June 19th, 2008.

I’ve asked for the PDF of the final book as it went to press, and will extract and update the sample material when I get it.  The figures were revised until literally the last few hours. (Note to prospective authors: consider figures just like text; make sure you have a professional helping with them along the way, just as you do with the text.)

The publisher has promised that they’ll have the books at the upcoming Velocity conference, so you will be able to physically buy one there.  Stop in and see Peter; he is speaking at that conference, too.