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[Axiom-developer] Re: Doyen and Sage

From: root
Subject: [Axiom-developer] Re: Doyen and Sage
Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2006 06:59:06 -0400


> Tim, since you "own" the Axiom book on Lulu can you look into how
> to do this? Of course I can arrange to publish it as a separate
> item and I will also add it to the CafePress Axiom Gear - but
> you know, I am disappointed by how little "gear" actually gets
> ordered :(  I like my Axiom mug and my Axiom baseball cap! :)

Unfortunately the Tutorial book cannot be changed without releasing
a whole new version.

The choice was to release the book with or without an ISBN.
This choice has implications.

An ISBN book can only have minor typo-style edits.
An ISBN book can be ordered by universities, book stores, etc.
An ISBN book can be picked up by B&N, Amazon, etc.
An ISBN costs money to register ($140)

A non-ISBN book can be changed at any time
A non-ISBN book cannot be purchase-ordered (eliminates most univs)
A non-ISBN book cannot be picked up by B&N, Amazon, etc.
A non-ISBN book is free

So I decided that the cost, which allowed much wider distribution,
was worth the restriction that it could not be changed without
producing a whole new version. Perhaps we can consider doing that
over the christmas holidays (when I get a larger block of time to
work on axiom)

Of course, we have no restriction on the version in the Axiom
source tree. 

Since you're advocating the change, you're volunteering, right? :-) :-)
(Heck, if you want you can even put YOUR name on the cover instead
of mine)


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