Category Archives: Writing

Good, bad, ugly

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

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Pick a free sample chapter from Windows Phone 7 Secrets

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

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Windows Phone 7 Secrets now available on Kindle!

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.

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Windows Phone 7 Secrets is now shipping

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

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Final book cover design

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

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Final Table of Contents

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

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Release date

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

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