Publishing lag

One comment I’ve gotten several times over from family members this Thanksgiving is “I was at the bookstore and I looked for your book, but it wasn’t there.” Apparently, in all my grousing about getting the manuscript in, I gave the impression that as soon as I turned in my manuscript, the book would go out to the shelves. I’ve still got all the grunt work of reviewing copy edits and page proofs to go before I get something real in my hand.

The book’s going to be part of the Microsoft .NET Development Series published by Addison Wesley that John Montgomery’s been talking about. The series includes books by Don Box and Chris Sells, which is a bit scary company to be keeping. On the other hand, I made a small contribution to one of the books in the series already, and they haven’t laughed me out of the club yet…

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