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Re: Lazarus book in English released
« Reply #15 on: June 06, 2011, 01:39:57 pm »
Hello All,

It's very unfortunate that there isn't an electronic edition of the book. Personally i can not use actual books because of an physical disability. And for others it improves ease of use. I could buy the book and scan the whole thing but that , i suspect, would be against the copyright license.

So, is there a safe way for a publisher to make an electronic version for use on a computer ? Maybe we can persuade the publishers to use such a safe (not copyable) method.

Henk

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Re: Lazarus book in English released
« Reply #16 on: June 06, 2011, 02:15:49 pm »
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Personally i can not use actual books because of an physical disability.
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I could buy the book and scan the whole thing but that , i suspect, would be against the copyright license.
If it will be only for your own purposes and you will not distribute or share it then it is OK (at least in my country).
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Re: Lazarus book in English released
« Reply #17 on: June 06, 2011, 05:27:15 pm »
I know i can make a copy (scan) for a private copy in the Netherlands.

But scanning the book is a lot of work and an official electronic edition could make use easier for me and a lot of others.

Henk

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Re: Lazarus book in English released
« Reply #18 on: June 06, 2011, 05:39:06 pm »
From the German publisher:

"Publishing it as a ebook, is a waste of money and time, because a ebook is spread as a llilegal copy over the internet within one day. After two days you can't sell printed books or ebooks any more, because everybody downloads the "free" version."

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Re: Lazarus book in English released
« Reply #19 on: June 06, 2011, 06:22:21 pm »
Damn it!
I ordered a copy, my wife will kill me! :-X

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Re: Lazarus book in English released
« Reply #20 on: June 07, 2011, 04:15:36 pm »
The editors (German and Dutch) do not authorize.

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Re: Lazarus book in English released
« Reply #21 on: June 11, 2011, 09:06:13 pm »
Ordered it yesterday, got it today! And it's a great book!

Thanks to all the writers of the book. They did a fantastic job!

Regards,
Erwin

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Re: Lazarus book in English released
« Reply #22 on: June 12, 2011, 02:34:33 pm »
I have got it friday. Yesterday we scanned the first pages. It's a lot of work. The open book is just a little bit bigger than the scanner plate so i have to scan page by page.

Henk

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Re: Lazarus book in English released
« Reply #23 on: July 13, 2011, 02:56:25 pm »
1. The price is very high for our country, India.  :o
2. They are also selling a USB Stick, if not electronic version, then what it contains?  :-\

I am very much in search of a book like this, of course, with a low budget.  :-[


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Re: Lazarus book in English released
« Reply #24 on: July 13, 2011, 03:30:46 pm »
2. They are also selling a USB Stick, if not electronic version, then what it contains?  :-\

The USB Stick contains Lazarus in a portable version pre-installed with a lot of components.

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Re: Lazarus book in English released
« Reply #25 on: July 28, 2011, 12:53:19 am »
Great!!
I would like it in Spanish. I hope to find it in LatinAmerica. Anyway i will buy it,

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Re: Lazarus book in English released
« Reply #26 on: August 06, 2011, 12:13:48 pm »
I will buy this book.  :) :D

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Re: Lazarus book in English released
« Reply #27 on: September 08, 2011, 01:17:27 am »
I ordered it this morning.

Hope to get my hands on the book soon.

By the way, I am effectively bilingual in English and Chinese, therefore I can help to translate it to Chinese if you needs it, China market is a big market :D.

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Re: Lazarus book in English released
« Reply #28 on: September 12, 2011, 09:04:03 pm »
This is a wonderful news, I also must get this book as soon as possible. It's not the best time for me financially I must admit :(

However, this book is a must-have, and to get it now and have a USB flashdrive with Lazarus logo is priceless :D

EDIT: and I've ordered it!  8)
This is the first CS (and expensive) book I've personally bought since 1997. I believe the authors deserve to be rewarded as much as possible... So, people, go buy, buy BUY this book  ;D
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Re: Lazarus book in English released
« Reply #29 on: September 26, 2011, 11:37:29 am »
...and I got it today  8)

The book seems great, I started reading it immediately... So great to have all that Lazarus knowledge at hand ;) and in hardcopy too...
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