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I'm looking for a qualified individual who might be interested in writing a beginner level book for the retail market.  Please email me directly for more information if you are interested at emi.smith@cengage.com.  Thanks so much!
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I think there are enough good beginner books, I would like to see a reference book that explains the utter details, while at the same moment not being the AVR datasheet (~500 pages)

Some chapters could include:

- The Arduino core sources explained
- How to manage and modify I2C communication.
- How to make better analogRead's
- SPI for the not faint of heart.
- interrupts, software , hardware, ports
- Arduino over ICSP,
- bootloaders ,
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A book - Arduino Assembler - "try this at home" series - would be interesting.

Beginner books are so ... for beginners smiley-wink

Hope this helps ...

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Totally agree, that would be a cool book, @robtillaart.  Indeed there are plenty of beginner arduino books.  Why another one??
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Yes, but from a marketing perspective they are probably a bigger market then you and few other Arduino geeks. Besides what experienced arduino geek would even buy a book about arduino? Biggest problem is the latency problem makes books a poor choice to stay current unless only the very basics are covered.

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Definitely not agree with that Lefty, with current print on demand techniques like - www.lulu.com - does, one can print books in very low quantities and still make a profit.

It is the "long tail" of low quantities that are published on demand that brings a lot of (old) books again to the market, Amazon earns quite well with this bizz model.
see also: - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_Tail -
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Indeed...  I've been in discussion with a submissions editor at O'Reilly, they are pretty seriously cutting edge with the books they want to put out.  Apparently there's enough of a hard-core market to make it worthwhile.
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Indeed...  I've been in discussion with a submissions editor at O'Reilly, they are pretty seriously cutting edge with the books they want to put out.  Apparently there's enough of a hard-core market to make it worthwhile.


Well I will keep an open mind on the matter. However those O'Reilly books tend to be on the pricey side? OK if a company is reimbursing one as a training expense, but if the book cost more then an arduino board then something doesn't seem right and compatible with the whole open source community spirit of the platform. Besides I've learned more about arduino specific stuff just hanging around here then any book is likely to offer?

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Does anyone even buy and read books anymore?

I just use google... for free! smiley-lol
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yes, for me there is added value in a well written book, as reading on my phone is OK for one page but not for 2 hours in a train.

Agree the intenet is more up to date but I have googled many faulty code wrong texts incomplete explanations too. Same is true for books BTW smiley

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There is no such thing as a free lunch (sorry smiley-wink, maybe you don't pay for it or you pay for it in an unknown way. E.g. google converts your google behaviour into money.
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True, and as with all things, it's buyer beware. Because it is "free", it is also "free" for others to post all sorts of rubbish.
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