Windows Phone SecretsThis blog provides regular updates about the writing of my next book, Windows Phone Secrets, and about the exciting new Windows Phone platform from Microsoft.
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Category Archives: Writing
Give my increasingly strenuous and passionate pleas public and private to Microsoft, the Windows Phone team, and its PR people over the past year, I think a central message is being lost here. I see it in the curiously critical … Continue reading
I’m a bit behind in posting a free sample chapter from the book in PDF format, and Wiley is letting me pick which to provide. So I’m curious if there are any preferences for which chapter we post for free. … Continue reading
Wiley sends word that Windows Phone 7 Secrets is now available on the Kindle. The cost is $23.75. Here’s a sponsored link if you’re interested in buying this version.
I received a notice from the publisher yesterday that “Windows Phone 7 Secrets” is now shipping from Amazon, and a number of readers who had preordered the book tell me it’s on the way. Looking at the Amazon page for … Continue reading
I see that Amazon now displays the final cover design in its page for the book: I can tell it’s the final one because that’s my actual handwriting on the signature. (Although I don’t actually sign my name that way … Continue reading
Wiley has posted some information about Windows Phone 7 Secrets, including what I think is the final Table of Contents. Why I’m unclear on this is hard to explain, but what it boils down to is that we changed a … Continue reading
If I’m reading this right, Windows Phone 7 Secrets will be available in bookstores on October 25, 2010. Update: It may be a couple of days after this. I guess this is the date that the book ships from the … Continue reading
As of just a few moments ago, I finished the PDF review of Windows Phone 7 Secrets. This is the phase of the process where the publisher sends me PDF-based proofs of each chapter that I need to review for … Continue reading
Wiley sent me a first pass at the book’s cover design today. I had a surprising number of corrections, and they actually want my real signature for the cover too, presumably for easier identity theft purposes. :) They’ll send a … Continue reading