A week and a half ago I wrote that I paid a visit to the Royal Library of Belgium because, according to a Belgian Law dating from 2008, I had to donate two copies of my new book (2011) and while I was there, I also took a copy of my first book (2007).
A couple of days ago, I installed a development environment for Android because I volunteered to review chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 9 of Android in Practice. I don't have much time to read for the moment, but I succeeded in finishing the first chapter today, and I've deployed my first "Hello Android" application on my phone.
The second edition of iText in Action was released on October 28, and presented to the public at Devoxx on November 15.
This is me in Action:
The location was overwhelming. I'm not a tall guy, but I felt really small in front of this big screen:
If you've missed Devoxx, no problem, I hope to see you all at another event soon!
It's too early to publish exact book sales the way I did for the first edition. I have to wait a couple of months for my first Royalty reports and payments. I also think it's too early to see iText in Action in the Top 10 of Retail Bestsellers, but I have some Bestsellers lists regarding the on-line sales:
It was Dries Buytaert's birthday today, so I sent him a very short mail wishing him a "Gelukkige Verjaardag".
He replied with a thank you and a PS: it's awfully quiet on your blog.
He's right of course, I didn't enjoy blogging when Inigo was in the hospital, then my server crashed with the loss of my entire blog (I moved to another hosting provider), and also: I had too much work writing the second iText book.