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Loch_Lomond 04-11-2012 07:19 AM

Online Edition Available for purchase?
 
Hello,
I noticed that there is no kindle edition of the book available on amazon. Is there any other way of accessing the book online? I am currently studying in Europe and shipping could take up to 32 business days; the course would be just about over by then.

yaser 04-11-2012 09:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Loch_Lomond (Post 1173)
Hello,
I noticed that there is no kindle edition of the book available on amazon. Is there any other way of accessing the book online? I am currently studying in Europe and shipping could take up to 32 business days; the course would be just about over by then.

We are working on an electronic version, but it may take some time. :(

tomekp 04-27-2012 02:51 AM

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I am also interested in kindle version of this book

porky 06-22-2012 04:48 AM

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I live in Cambodia. Amazon does not service Cambodia. In the light of Professor's comment that an online copy of the book may not be available for some time, could the Professor kindly recommend some other online books, or sits that may contain relevant articles (which would in all likelihood exclude research articles)

Thank you in advance for your assistance. It is remarkable to see an academic of your standing participating in this forum, Professor.

Porky

yaser 06-22-2012 11:17 AM

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Originally Posted by porky (Post 3320)
I live in Cambodia. Amazon does not service Cambodia. In the light of Professor's comment that an online copy of the book may not be available for some time, could the Professor kindly recommend some other online books, or sits that may contain relevant articles (which would in all likelihood exclude research articles)

Thank you in advance for your assistance. It is remarkable to see an academic of your standing participating in this forum, Professor.

Porky

Thank you. We are working on having a distributor in Asia and that may be a viable option for you. As for other resources, you can look for many topics on wikipedia, and although the treatment and the notation may be different, it will help some. The notation of the book (and the course) is publicly available on the AMLbook web site.

I am sorry that you and others have had difficulty getting the book. Our reason for not going with a regular publisher with large distribution network is that publishers wanted to set a price for the book at $70+ and we did not accept that.

LarryLMJr69 07-16-2012 12:46 PM

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Unfortunately, ALMbooks.com doesn't seem to sell the book other than through amazon.com, so you may still have the same problem.

Larry Morton

gah44 09-18-2012 06:15 PM

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Originally Posted by yaser (Post 3323)
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I am sorry that you and others have had difficulty getting the book. Our reason for not going with a regular publisher with large distribution network is that publishers wanted to set a price for the book at $70+ and we did not accept that.

Thanks for doing that. More expensive, and I might not have bought one.

Recently my daughter in college bought a $230 (used) chemistry book!
It is a new edition, so not many used copies are out there.

I think we all appreciate authors who try to keep prices affordable.

Thanks!

aamirjaved 01-31-2013 12:01 AM

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Any update on the availability of Ebook version?

ilya239 02-01-2013 02:18 PM

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Originally Posted by yaser (Post 3323)
publishers wanted to set a price for the book at $70+ and we did not accept that.

Let me add a vote for having an e-book version of the book, including if possible one readable on the phone. I read/review in short bursts & a pocketable version helps a lot.

Very strange that publishers are demanding much more for the e-Book than for the hardcover version! Kindle editions are generally cheaper than paper ones...

Thanks for your efforts towards making this happen.

yaser 02-01-2013 04:04 PM

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Originally Posted by ilya239 (Post 9120)
Very strange that publishers are demanding much more for the e-Book than for the hardcover version! Kindle editions are generally cheaper than paper ones.

Just to clarify, the $70+ price point was given to us by publishers for the printed copy, and I mentioned it to explain why we didn't go with mainstream publishers/distributors (that would have made the electronic version a simple addition) and chose to self-publish instead.


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