Modern JavaScript: Develop and Design Off To the Printer!

February 6, 2012 — 13 Comments

I am very happy to say that last week my latest book, Modern JavaScript: Develop and Design, went off to the printer. It’s still slated for a late February release (in the US). Because of the increased page count (624 pages), the price of the book was raised $5.00. However, it seems that Amazon only raised its price like 50 cents. Amazon is currently selling it at $31 (US) and you can buy it using the link below (note: I’ll get an extra dollar or so if you use the Amazon link).

For the first time ever, I plan on selling copies of select books myself. The books will, of course, be signed (inscribed however you want). For the Modern JavaScript: Develop and Design book, I believe I will be able to offer it at $35 $40 (US), plus shipping. This is slightly more than the Amazon price, but I have more overhead (well, different overhead) and fewer employees than Amazon! Plus, Amazon has that whole “economies of scale” thing working for it. I’ll confirm the price and get the e-commerce system setup in the next couple of weeks. If you have any questions or comments, let me know.

ADDITION: Presumably, the book will be available internationally in time, starting with English-language countries such as Canada, the UK, and Australia, followed by translations in other European countries and Asia (that’s my educated guess, based upon how things have gone in the past). Buying the book directly from me will be the fastest way for international recipients to get a copy, by far. I’ll need to receive my copies of the book before I can estimate the shipping costs.

UPDATE: I just heard back from my contact at the publisher and it will cost me more than I had thought to purchase the book for resale. In order to cover my costs, I’ll need to charge $40 (US) plus shipping. Admittedly, this is almost $10 more than Amazon, but the $40 covers the cost of: the book itself, getting the book shipped to me, and packing materials. I think shipping within the United States via media rate will be around $4.

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13 responses to Modern JavaScript: Develop and Design Off To the Printer!

  1. Goodluck with the new book. Iv’e read a few of your books and you’re one of the best authors out there beyond a shadow of doubt. You’re a legend!

  2. I hope to see it as an ibook or similar, soon.

    • Hello Allan. Thanks for the comments and for your interest in the book. I have no idea what the publisher intends to do along those lines but they normally create electronic versions of my books and relatively quickly after the book comes out.

  3. Congrats Larry! I may need another book in the JS arsenal as I am not satisfied with the books I have and am currently reading. Any chance you (or your publisher) can list the table of contents on Amazon or on your site here? If I buy, it will get it through your site once your ecommerce is setup.

  4. Paying an extra $10 is nothing compared to the amount of money reading your books has helped bring me. Let me know when I can purchase through you and I will!

  5. Respected sir,i am from nepal. I have bought ecommerce book and php & mysql 5 for dynamic sites.i was so immpressed by you that i became fan of yours.after reading your book i have became capable of creating sites that are beyound my place programmers capability.i am not pro in english reading. But i can understand your language, your way of writing.i can catch your word the way you want to tell us.so i always see for yours upcoming books.so when will you launched internationally your book.please consider us as i am from country where where credit card is not allowed by government policy.we are under developed in economy also under development in web awarness.please while releasing the book please released the book for the country like ours in cheap edition for student like us.

    • Thanks for the nice words on my books. Very kind of you to say. I’m glad that my style is working for you. In terms of your requests, pretty much all of those things are controlled by the publisher, but I’ll see what I can do should I start publishing my own books.

  6. I was just writing to let you know that I downloaded a sample of your new book from amazon for kindle. I am enjoying what I have read so far a lot. I was wondering also have you ever considered writing a book on using wordpress to build custom sites?

    • Thanks, Nick, for the interest in my book and for the nice words. I haven’t considered writing a book on using WordPress to build custom sites, although now that you mention it…

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