Sep 172007
 

I’ve been backlogged on current books and it remains a busy time here. Lots of recent books to note!

Congratulations to Jon Philips and Michele Davis on the publication of the second edition of Learning PHP and MySQL: Step by Step Guide to Creating Database-Driven Web Sites, from O’Reilly Media.

And starting a round of lots of “for Dummies” titles, congratulations to Janet Rae-Dupree and Pat DuPree on the publication of their Anatomy and Physiology Workbook for Dummies.

Congratulations to Ed Baig (and his Waterside repped co-author Bob Levitus) on the publication of iPhone for Dummies.

Congratulations to Swain Scheps on delivering his first solo project, Business Intelligence for Dummies.

Congratulations to John Arnold on delivering, Email Marketing for Dummies.

Congratulations to USA Today personal finance columnist Matt Krantz on completing his first book Investing Online for Dummies.

Congratulations to Dan Gookin on the publication of Find Gold in Windows Vista, from Wiley.

And finally, I’m pleased to announce another forthcoming outdoors title. Congratulations to Harold Davis (author and photographer) and Phyllis Davis (designer) on delivering The Photographer’s Guide to Yosemite and the High Sierra: Where to Find the Perfect Shots and How to Take Them, to be published next spring by Countryman Press.

Thanks for working with me!

  •  September 17, 2007
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Jul 302007
 

I’ve let the summer have its way with the blog, and there’s one month to go yet, but here’s some news in the midst of my ongoing hiatus. I’ll post more regularly in September!

Diary of a Real Estate Rookie continues to garner great press, reviews and interviews. Ali Rogers was interviewed at Salon.com last week Real Estate Rookie Tells All.

Amazon isn’t the only game in town but it sure is fun when a book pops high on the list right before publication. Dan Gookin’s Find Gold in Windows Vista doesn’t ship for a week or two but something happened this morning to shoot it to #20 on the Computer Bestseller list. Congrats, Dan!

Congrats also to Lee Varis, whose Skin: The Complete Guide to Digitally Lighting, Photographing, and Retouching Faces and Bodies remains a consistent Amazon bestseller. What a great run, Lee!

Congratulations to Fresh Books client and USAT columnist, Ed Baig, who, with Bob LeVitus (a Waterside client), finished iPhone for Dummies in record time.

And the same goes for David Boles, who just wrapped his Google Apps Administrator Guide ahead of schedule (for Course Technology). Congrats David!

Wilderness Press has told me I will see the galleys for Michelle Waitzman’s Sex in a Tent any day now. I’ll report back as soon as I read them!

I want to send a shout out to local publisher Willow Valley Press, which is about to publish a memoir that has garnered great pre-publication reviews. Dandelion Through The Crack, by Kiyo Sato, is the story of a Japanese family’s struggle to make a home for themselves in California through the depression and World War Two. Congratulations. I can’t wait to read it. Linked.

  •  July 30, 2007
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Jun 282007
 

It’s actually been a much busier month than this short round-up suggests!

Congratulations to Ronda Racha Penrice, whose African American History for Dummies is currently featured on AOL Black Voices. Ronda signed books with Chris Webber in Detroit last week, to boot, which is great for me by way of reflected glory 🙂 Sac Town misses you, Chris!

Congrats to Rich Wagner and Richard Mansfield on the publication of Creating Web Pages All In One Desk Reference for Dummies.

Continuing with the Fresh Books West and Southwest theme, congratulations to naturalist Ron Kay on delivering RON KAY’S GUIDE TO ZION NATIONAL PARK: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Zion National Park But Didn’t Know Who to Ask, to be published early next year by Countryman Press.

Congrats to Sue Jenkins (star and writer!) on the release of her first training DVD-Rom, Dreamweaver for Designers.

Congratulations to John Mueller on completing his latest Sybex title, IIS Implementation and Administration, which will publish this Fall.

And finally, kudos to Ed Baig. If you want to know what it’s like to live with the new iPhone for a few weeks, Ed tells you in his latest USA Today column, Apple’s iPhone isn’t perfect but it’s worthy of the hype.

  •  June 28, 2007
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Jun 052007
 

Congrats to Alison Rogers. Her Diary of a Real Estate Agent: My Year of Flipping, Selling, and Rebuilding, and What I Learned (The Hard Way) is a Newsweek magazine pick of the week. I’d love to say that I tracked Ali down and goaded her into writing this book, but that honor belongs to former Kaplan editor Karen Murphy who noted the wit and charm of Ali’s weekly Inman.com column. In a wonderful twist (from my perspective), I landed Ali (a Manhattan realtor and former NY Postie) because I was one of the few agents not on vacation at the end of the summer last year.

Congrats to Sue Jenkins, who recently completed taping 10 hours (!!) of Dreaweaver video tutorials for Class On Demand. This is her first dvd.

Congrats to Dan Gookin on completing his newest book, Find Gold in Windows Vista, coming soon from Wiley.

Congratulations to Janet Rae-Dupree and Pat DuPree on completing their book, Anatomy & Physiology Workbook for Dummies.

Congrats to Rich Wagner and Richard Mansfield on completing Creating Web Pages All In One Desk Reference (for Dummies).

Congratulations to Michele Davis and Jon Phillips on completing the second edition of Learning PHP and MySQL (O’Reilly).

Congrats to Richard Mansfield on completing his newest book, How to Do Everything in Second Life,(Osborne/McGraw-Hill). I don’t have the time to visit SL these days but I really want to read about it.

And, finally, kudos to Harold Davis on his stint as a guest blogger at the O’Reilly Media site. Check out his most recent entries: Will You Be my Lensbaby?, Physical Prints in a Virtual World, and When is a Photograph not a Photograph?. If you want to see some amazing nighttime pics, you should check out Harold’s long exposure set at Flickr, linked.

Thanks for working with me!

  •  June 5, 2007
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Apr 202007
 

Congratulations to Ronda Racha Penrice on the publication of African American History for Dummies. This book was a labor of love and it shows on every page.

A big congratulations to Alison Rogers, who has a starred review (!!) in the forthcoming April 23 issue of Publisher’s Weekly for her first book Diary of a Real Estate Rookie: My Year of Flipping, Selling, and Rebuilding – And What I Learned (The Hard Way), to be published by Kaplan in June. Alison was also interviewed in the most recent issue of Glamour magazine.

Congratulations to John Paul Mueller on the publication of two new Windows Vista titles from Sybex, Mastering Windows Vista Business (with Mark Minasi) and Windows Administration at the Command Line for Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows XP and Windows 2000.

John also has an article in the recent CIO Magazine, ABC: An Introduction to Agile Programming.

Congrats to Cliff Truesdell who has launched a new blog and podcast in support of his Mastering Digital Audio Production. Check it out — MacMusic. You can also visit Cliff’s MySpace page if you want to sample music from his band, The Black Furies.

Congratulations to Christopher Spencer, author of The eBay Entrepreneur. Christopher was featured recently in Reader’s Digest in New Ways to Make Bundle.

Christopher is also busy launching the very first Online Market World, scheduled this October in San Francisco, and sponsored by such companies as eBay, BMA, and Web Analytics. Per the website, “Online Market World is the first event to address the entire e-commerce lifecycle. It provides an unprecedented opportunity to learn about and discuss the critical issues and trends that are forever changing global online markets.” If you plan to go to the expo be sure to use my code, “Matt2007” to save $100 on the ticket price.

  •  April 20, 2007
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Mar 282007
 

Congratulations to Michael Pilhofer and Holly Day on the publication of Music Theory for Dummies. I can’t believe I’m mentioned in the same acknowledgements paragraph as Steve Reich and Philip Glass, my dad would have been proud 🙂

Congratulations too to Cliff Truesdell on the publication of Mastering Digital Audio Production: The Professional Music Workflow with Mac OS/X, Sybex.

Congratulations to Harold Davis on completing The Photographer’s Guide to Yosemite and the High Sierras, to be published by Countryman later this year.

Congratulations to Mike Fine on delivering Utah: The Complete Ski and Snowboard Guide, another Countryman title, also shipping later this year.

And, although it’s not a Fresh Books title, I’d like to give out a shout to Fresh Books client Steve Horton on the debut of his new comic book, Strongarm.

Thanks for working with me!

  •  March 28, 2007
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Mar 022007
 

From NCurses to Asterisk to Rootkits, it’s been a techie couple of months. I like it!

Congratulations to Ric Vieler on the publication of Professional Rootkits (Wrox Press).

Congratulations to Stephen Olejniczak and Brady Kirby on the publication of Asterisk for Dummies, (Wiley).

Congratulations to Ted Coombs and Roderico Deleon on the publication of the Google Power Tools Bible, (Wiley).

Thanks for working with me!

  •  March 2, 2007
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Feb 232007
 

Congratulations to Dan Gookin on the publication of his Programmer’s Guide to NCurses, just released by Wiley.

Congratulations to Sue Jenkins on the publication of her second book, Web Design: The L Line, The Express Line to Learning, from Wiley’s for Dummies imprint.

Congratulations to Inman columnist Alison Rogers on completing her first book, Diary of a Real Estate Rookie: My Year of Flipping, Selling, and Rebuilding — and What I Learned (The Hard Way), to be published this summer by Kaplan Publishing.

Congratulations to John Paul Mueller on delivering his two newest books: Mastering Windows Vista: Ultimate, Business and Enterprise (with Mark Minasi), to be published by Sybex in April; and Windows Administration at the Command Line, also due in April from Sybex.

Congratulations to Lee Varis, whose bestselling book Skin: The Complete Guide to Digitally Lighting, Photographing, and Retouching Faces and Bodies was excerpted in Macworld magazine this month, Stop Seeing Red.

Thanks for working with me!

  •  February 23, 2007
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Jan 302007
 

We’ve inked! Fresh Books is now “Fresh Books, Inc.” and in a few weeks your checks will come from our new corporate account.

Congratulations to Dan Gookin. His Windows Vista training DVD, Windows Vista Made Easy is shipping today, perfectly timed to the release of Windows Vista.

Congratulations to Cliff Truesdell, also known as a singer and guitarist for the Black Furies, on delivering his Mac Audio Tools, to be published by Sybex later this Spring.

Continuing a music theme, congratulations to Holly Day and Michael Pilhofer on delivering their manuscript and CD for Music Theory for Dummies, coming soon from Wiley.

And kudos and a big shout out to Cameron McPherson Smith. Cameron is preparing to leave on his solo trip to the North Pole this Friday, February 2. Yeah, you read that right. You can find updates on his page, Footsteps on the Arctic Ocean. Good luck, Cameron, we’ll be thinking about you.

  •  January 30, 2007
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Jan 032007
 

Congratulations to Chef Marie-Annick Courtier on the publication of The Saint-Tropez Diet, from Hatherleigh. Chef Marie contributed more than 100 wonderful recipes to this book, and the diet looks like a winner.

Congratulations to Dan Gookin on completing his Getting Started with Microsoft Windows Vista DVD-ROM for Class on Demand.

Dan also has a new blog. It’s worth checking out Dan’s Computer Predictions for 2007. Welcome to the Blogosphere, Dan!

Happy 2007!

  •  January 3, 2007
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