Starting today, the printed version of The Linux Command Line will be
published by No Starch Press. It is available now wherever fine books are
sold, including Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
In October of 2010 I received an email from an editor at No Starch saying
that they were impressed with my book and asked if I would be interested in
commercially publishing it. This started a long negotiation with them over
rights. I wasn't interested in a commercial version per se, rather I was
interested in having greater reach. I know that readers outside the United
States have difficulty purchasing the printed version from Lulu.com, and
that I am unable to provide ePub and other e-reader formats. My publishing
agreement with No Starch Press grants them exclusive rights to produce the
printed version and all electronic versions except PDF and HTML. Those
formats will remain mine. What's important here is that the freely
distributable PDF will continue to be available, and I will continue to
develop it. I plan to start work on the second edition this spring. I'm
also planning to rewrite the LinuxCommand.org tutorials based on the
contents of the book which is, frankly, much more accurate and up-to-date.
So how is the No Starch Press version different from my version? It's about
99% the same. The chapter numbering is different, it's been copy edited to
further improve my so-called English, and it's been reformatted to fit
their typographical style. But in terms of content, it's virtually the same
as the freely distributable version.
To celebrate the introduction of The Linux Command Line, No Starch Press is
offering a limited time promotion when you buy the book directly from the
No Starch website. Use the discount code GREPITGOOD to get 40% off The
Linux Command Line. One week only! Free ebook with all print book purchases.
Press release from No Starch Press
Posted By William Shotts to LinuxCommand.org: Tips, News And Rants at
1/06/2012 08:30:00 PM