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Old 5th August 2010, 07:03 PM   #41
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Pre-ordered mine as well.
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Old 5th August 2010, 07:41 PM   #42
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Got mine pre-ordered too.

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Old 5th August 2010, 11:14 PM   #43
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Hi Bob,
Just watch the first printing to be sold out before distribution begins. That would be nice.

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Although I am a proponent of negative feedback (when it is properly applied), I have tried pretty hard to be fair in the discussion.
I'm pretty sure that most reasonable people would be in agreement with you on that. That is the same view I hold simply from my practical experience with some design work to drive these points home.

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Thanks for your support and interest, and I hope you enjoy the read.
I have no doubt that I will enjoy the book. I still read EDN and other publications right through when I get them. Even a topic that you know will have something there for you when presented from another standpoint. Filling in the gaps, or firing up a new way of thinking about something.

I'm one of those crazies that always has a note pad or something to write on wherever I go. It's an illness I tell you! It really is amazing what you can think of when you're bored waiting for someone or at an appointment. Reading new material will set off a series of ideas for a while.

Anyway, Bob, thank you! Your book will enrich the lives of people who read it in a similar way that works from other authors do. This is an opportunity for us to learn more. Application notes are the other way.

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Old 5th August 2010, 11:55 PM   #44
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Just watch the first printing to be sold out before distribution begins. That would be nice.



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Hi Chris,

That sure would be nice!

I know very little about the publishing business, but I think they actually use pre-order data to size the print run.

Another interesting thing I can share, which I'm sure will not surprise you, is how very much I have learned in the process of writing this book. You learn a lot when you have to try to articulate something to a wide audience and you want to get it right; after all, the book will be out there for a long time (nevertheless I'm sure I'll have a lot of mistakes in the book). Some things that I thought I knew and took for granted, I learned a lot more about when I had to do actual measurements and simulations for some of the figures in the book.

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Old 6th August 2010, 12:26 AM   #45
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Your gain is McGraw-Hill's loss :-). They still have not corrected the retail price to be $60.

Thanks for your interest!

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The ~$27 is for the paperback.
That seems about right.
Maybe ~$60 for hardback ?
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Old 6th August 2010, 12:47 AM   #46
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I will preorder mine tomorrow. I am especially interested in the chapter about amps without negative feedback.
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Old 6th August 2010, 03:40 AM   #47
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Hi Bob,
I've found the very best way to really learn something is to teach the subject. As for the extra detail and checking facts, that must have been quite a lot of work. Is there extra stress to have everything correct when writing a book? Teaching is one thing, and you can deal in a less formal interaction. But writing a book is to immortalize everything you put down for a very long time. That's almost worse than posting! See? I've gone and scared myself!

I can't say much about writing a book, but I'll believe you on that one.

Hey Joachim, don't wait too long! There is a pre-order discount we're running on here. Actually, you will be fine. If it weren't for the discount, I couldn't afford to buy the book. I'm looking at all the others and drooling. I'll have to wrap Bob's book in plastic if I go shopping at Amazon again.

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Old 6th August 2010, 01:50 PM   #48
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The ~$27 is for the paperback.
That seems about right.
Maybe ~$60 for hardback ?
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Hi hitswire,

The $60 retail price is for paperback (there is no hardcover version). Actually, this is not that unusual for a technical paperback. For example, Doug Self's amplifier handbook now retails at $65.

Think of the current price of $27 as that of a great sale price, but that we don't know when the sale will be over :-).

Writing a book is one of those things that has been on my bucket-list for a long time. (BTW, it took me four years to write the book, and my dear wife Angela deserves all the credit for putting up with it).

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Old 6th August 2010, 03:50 PM   #49
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4years of an experts time.
How much is that worth?
Half a million?

Maybe we should tell Amazon the book is too cheap.;-)
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