Being a book author is a completely new experience for me. I am yet to come across the issues faced by expert book authors. I assume that these interesting issues can be routine ones for expert book authors. One of the biggest requests I am getting for my SQL Server Wait Stats [Amazon] | [Flipkart] | [Kindle] book is my humble attempt to write a book. This is our very first experiment, and the book is beginning of the subject of SQL Server Wait Stats; we will come up with a new version of the book later next year when we have enough information for the SQL Server 2012 version.
Following are the top 2 requests that I keep on receiving in emails, on blogs, Twitter, and Facebook.
“Please send us FREE PDF of your book so we do not have to purchase it.”
“If you can share with us the eBook (free and downloadable) format of your book, we will share it with everybody we know and you will get additional exposure.”
Here is my response for the abovementioned requests:
If you really need my book and cannot purchase it due to financial trouble, then feel free to let me know and I will purchase it myself and ship it to you.
If you are in a country where the print book not available, then you can buy the Kindle book, which is available online in any country, and you can just read it on your computer and mobile devices. You DO NOT have to own a Kindle to read a Kindle format book. You can freely download Kindle software on your desired format and purchase the book online. For next 5 days, the kindle book is available at 3.99 in USA, and in other countries, the price is anywhere between 3.99 and 5.99. The price will go up by USD 2 everywhere across the world after 1st November, 2011.
Here is the link to download Kindle Software for free PC, WP7, and in marketplace for various other mobile devices. I thank you for giving warm response to SQL Server Wait Stats book. I am motivated to write the next expanded version of this book.
Reference: Pinal Dave (https://blog.sqlauthority.com)
Is there any dicounted version of paper book? And can you name any free kindle reader for Mac?
“If you really need my book and cannot purchase it due to financial trouble, do let me know and I will purchase it myself and ship it to you.”
Ha! I loved your response sir! I must say I think you are handling some of the perhaps more undesirable attention very well! In my opinion folks that are on the scrounge for a free book should genuinely be embarrassed and ashamed of their rudeness.
It takes a tremendous amount of hard work and dedication to produce a technical publication and the cost to the reader is so trivial when compared to the value that is accessible through the knowledge gained.
Congratulations once more to you Pinal for a fantastic achievement. I’d love to read some posts about your experiences as a first time author and how you got started.
You read my mind, truly I worked hard. Besides author there are so many other people who are involved. Editors, Publisher, Distributors and few Marketing team. When one free copy is shipped – I am totally fine to lose my share but I think it is unfair for everybody who are involved to loose their share. For the same, I directly purchase and ship it from Amazon (USA) and Flipkart (India).
Thanks for motivating words.
All right, the kindle edition. That is what I was waiting for.
Pinal, publishing a book at such a young age is great. I have felt that book writing is challenging. Like the reader John, if you could publish some tips on how to get started say even contributing for some chapters of a book (like a joint venture) that would be great.
Just bought the book on Wait stats and reading through.
I am seeing a lot of ASYNC_NETWORK_IO wait types on my SQLServer with high wait times. These are not happening on the Database Server but on the application and file server end. Earlier the switches connected to these file servers had a bandwidth of 100MB and we have increased it to 1GB. Still there is no change in the wait types or wait times. I am seeing no difference.
Can someone please help me.
I am able to identify the SQL that has ASYNC_NETWORK_IO wait type based on Adam Machanic’s whoisactiv script. The select statement is trying to fetch records between 7 and 90 based on an ID. The graphical execution plan suggests that adding a missing nonclustered index will impact the performance with a 70% improvement. I am not sure if I need to go in this route to remove this wait_type yet.
Can i get an e-book which i can purchase online itself?