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October 19, 2007


Morriss Partee

Hi Garr, Congrats to you for writing and designing this book. I'm really looking forward to it. And how cool and innovative is Guy to do the foward as a powerpoint? Brilliant! I love it!

brian doll

First, let me say I'm very excited that the release date is getting closer and closer. My copy has been on order since it was announced!

Your description of the final stage of book prep is very interesting. I was involved in desktop publishing in a previous life and by your description it seems like things haven't changed much.

In start contrast to this process though, is one that's been seemingly perfected by the Pragmatic Programmers publisher. Check out their high-level description of their process:

In short (excuse the buzzwords), they offer "agile publishing" in that the book prep process begins the very moment that the first sentence is written and committed.

Their books are primarily aimed at the software engineering field and their authors are typically software folks too, but I can see these processes becoming more popular as publishing starts realizing the benefits of the technologies they've only just started to use.



The book looks great and I can't wait to read it. My company just created a flash presentation and if you wouldn't mind I would really appreciate your feedback on it. We have not posted it on our site yet but the final rough draft can be viewed here: http://www.gotabeat.com/cpc/

Any comments or criticism would be greatly appreciated as we consider you to be THE top guy in the design industry.

Charles Martineau

wow! cant wait to put my hands on your book garr! and with a ISTOCKPHOTO bonus...how crazy is that! I am one of those who keeps on going on istockphoto website and grab the free picture of the week! hehe... I'll make sure I can ship this book to canada and promote it to my friends and at school!


The book is looking great. I hope we'll be able to get it over in the UK - very keen to get reading!

Baby Milo

I'm very excited for this book... this blog has helped be greatly as is. Very excited!


Hi Garr
happened to come across a concept called sparklines- http://www.edwardtufte.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=0001OR&topic_id=1&topic
i think it is a nice tool to be used in reports - i think you should cover this also in your book


Thus far looking good. It's on my shopping list. Good luck with all those final details (they'll most likely take as long as the main elements -- if not longer). Anyhow, it will all be worth it.

Tina Su

Great post!I really enjoy the content of your blog.

Love & Gratitude,
Think Simple. Be Decisive.
Productivity, Motivation & Happiness

Niko Neugebauer

Cant wait to get a copy of it !
Pre-ordering as i am writing this, i am sure it will be at least as good as your blog.
Good luck with the finishing touches and its promotion ! =O)

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