I've mentioned before that I think E-Junkie is a great service. I used it for my first e-book and as soon as I finish up my second ("Linux and Unix Troubleshooting" - another week or two to finish it up if all goes well) I'll be using them for that.
In the meantime, I've been making changes to the "Psst" book - fixing typo's, adding paragraphs, whole chapters.. and of course I want to get those out to all the folks who have already bought it. E-Junkie makes that part easy: you just tell them you want to do an update and they send out email with a download link. There's a fee that varies with how many need to be sent, but it's very small and reasonable. So I sent that out today and will probably do so at the end of every month if I make more changes or additions.
But what I forgot to do was keep a log of changes and additions. Duh! So if you bought that sometime in November, you should get an email that lets you download the update (free, of course), but I don't have anything that tells you what I changed and what I added! Stupid, stupid, stupid.
OK, I promise: that will not happen again and it won't happen at all with that Troubleshooting book. Any changes/additions I make will be logged and documented by date so that you'll know what to look for.
Of course, just a day after sending out that update, I thought of more chapters I wanted to add to the book. As I was re-reading it to see where was the best place to insert those, of course I came across other things I wanted to change or add to.
Will that ever be "done"? Maybe not, but that's the great thing about electronc publishing: you can keep revising and updating forever. I might still be changing things there five years from now - if I am, all of you who bought it will get free updates regularly.
If there is anything else I should be doing better, please do let me know. I assume E-Junkie did the right thing and sent a link to each of you, but I'm a little compulsive about this stuff - I want to make sure nothing went wrong.
So, if you are one of the folks who bought this and did NOT get an email and a link for a free update, please let me know!
Here's the Change Log page. As I explained above, I neglected to keep track of these things at first, so if you were an early buyer, there have been many more changes and additions - I only started this as of November 30th:
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