Ubuntu Pocket Guide and Reference -- now available

Keir Thomas ubuntukungfu at googlemail.com
Wed Jan 28 13:01:14 GMT 2009

I thought I'd provide a quick update on the book.

Since the website went live about 48 hours ago, the PDF Edition has
been downloaded over 100,000 times. This makes it the world's most
widely-read Ubuntu book (at least according to Nielsen book-sale
figures), and possibly the most widely read Linux book of all time :)

The best thing, however, is that I might have helped convert some
people to Ubuntu. I think the book might have pushed some people over
the edge -- they've been thinking about adopting Linux, and my book
gives them the reason to do so. I've read quite a few comments here
and there to this effect. Although I wrote the book primarily to make
a living, I think this is just great. I couldn't be happier. The print
edition of the book's doing really well at Amazon.com, by the way, and
is probably the best-selling Ubuntu book right now.

Thank you all for your kind comments, and support.



On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 8:08 PM, Keir Thomas
<ubuntukungfu at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Hi
> I'm pleased to announce that my new book, Ubuntu Pocket Guide and
> Reference, is now available. It's a compact yet comprehensive guide to
> all aspects of day-to-day Ubuntu use.
> You can buy it from Amazon.com for a recession-busting $9.94. It's
> approximately 5x8 inches and 166 pages (ISBN 978-1440478291).
> Uniquely, the PDF Edition of the book is available entirely free of
> charge from http://www.ubuntupocketguide.com. What's more, people are
> encouraged to share the PDF Edition file with friends, and even upload
> it to file-sharing networks. The PDF Edition is exactly the same as
> the Print Edition.
> For more details, and to download the PDF Edition, visit the website:
> http://www.ubuntupocketguide.com
> If you've got any questions, get in touch.
> Cheers
> Keir Thomas

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