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Phone on Fire Newsletter, Issue 9
Friday, April 06th, 2007 | Author: lisaksimone

Folks,

I am returning from the 2007 Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose and the official premiere of Phone on Fire! If you are in the field and have never been to an Embedded conference - you need to go. What a great collection of vendors, classes, and seminars! (Ed Note: I would include a static website for the conferences in general, but it changes every year. So, check out the Embedded Systems website, which always has great information including ALL the embedded systems conferences.)

In this newsletter -
- Highlights the Show,
- Phone on Fire Premiere,
- My Best Takeout Pizza Experience,
- Shameless Photos.

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Phone on Fire Newsletter, Issue 8
Sunday, March 18th, 2007 | Author: lisaksimone

Folks,

Welcome to Issue #8: It’s Really Happening!

After 6 weeks of silence (from me to you, and from the publisher to me!), we are shipping next week!  The premiere is coming up, and I can finally admit some of the secrets kept from my publisher.  ;-)

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Phone on Fire Newsletter, Issue 7: Poll Results
Thursday, February 01st, 2007 | Author: lisaksimone

Folks,

Welcome to Issue #7: Results of the Completely Unscientific Reader Poll

Thank you for participating in my Reader Poll. Your feedback helps me understand if my thoughts are completely out in left field or not. Well, I think I know the answer to that question without having to ask!

Here were the questions:

Question 1 asked about your personal preference - did you like the cover?

Question 2 asked about the cover’s ability to attract a potential buyer to learn more…does the cover art do it’s job?

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Phone on Fire Newsletter, Issue 6
Friday, January 26th, 2007 | Author: lisaksimone

Hi Folks,

Welcome to Issue #6: Closure to the Cover Art Saga and a Completely Unscientific Reader Poll

Wow - only 56 days left until availability! I can’t believe this is actually happening! I’m done with the proofs and we’re in final layout. Put your orders in now before Amazon drops the price any further on me!

I have attached the almost-final-version of the cover art, which has also just shown up on Amazon.com (old amazon link). (Very small text changes will be made only.)

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Phone on Fire Newsletter Issue 5
Sunday, January 07th, 2007 | Author: lisaksimone

Folks,

Welcome to Issue #5 : The Ballbreaker Epiphany

So I had a 2-hour conversation with my editor, Tiffany, two days after I received a thick package via DHL. The raw copy-edit comments from Carol, and the proofs of the whole book with the copyedit changes already in place. Figures and fonts and everything! It is so cool that they show me every little thing they changed, so I can see it explicitly. Right up an engineer’s alley.

Read more about my stress during this time, and my discussions with the publisher that resulted in our extended forays into Urban Dictionary com.

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Phone on Fire Newsletter, Issue 4
Saturday, December 09th, 2006 | Author: lisaksimone

Happy New Year, Everyone!

Welcome to Issue 4 of the Lisa’s Book Saga: Author Anguish

My last newsletters were full of hope and excitement, although I believe I mentioned I was riding the newbie excitement wave while knowing full well that the jaded edge was waiting somewhere. No jagged edge yet, but just the continued anxiety and “out-of-the-loop-ness” of preproduction.

But in this issue, checkout the chapter layouts, the first advertising shots from Amazon, and maybe my name in Kanji!

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Phone on Fire Newsletter, Issue 3
Friday, November 17th, 2006 | Author: lisaksimone

Folks,

Welcome to Issue 3 in the short-term saga of book publishing!

Last time I hinted at a fight between Amazon.com’s head buyer and my publisher, Elsevier / Newnes. Before I get right to that, let me tell you a little bit about the production process, and how far along we are.

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Phone on Fire Newsletter, Issue 2
Thursday, November 09th, 2006 | Author: lisaksimone

Folks,

Welcome to the second installment of my book odyssey! We’re still a good 5 and a half months away from availability, and already we have some publicity! (I say “we” like there are more authors, but truly, this effort would not have been possible without several of you out there, so I’ll keep the “we.” Feels like the most appropriate pronoun.)

We’ve got news…..Drum roll…..

We’re on Amazon.com!

Check it out! It is SO early in the production process that we don’t even have the cover art done, so this is an incomplete entry. But you can sign up for email alerts when it becomes available!

[Ed: Saved version of Original book page from Amazon in 2006- pre book release!]

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Phone on Fire Newsletter, Issue 1
Friday, October 20th, 2006 | Author: lisaksimone

Folks,

Welcome to a very very occasional newsletter about my upcoming book, “If I Only Changed the Software, Why is the Phone on Fire? Debugging Methods Revealed in Technical Mysteries for Engineers.” If you want to be removed from this list, reply and tell me to Take a Hike. No Problem.

Why are you receiving this email? I have included each you for one of several reasons. You might have replied to the “test case” publication, “A Feynman Approach to Debugging” in Embedded Systems Design in 2004. You may have helped with the book in some way, or been an inspiration for one of the characters. Or you may have survived with me through similar situations in the real world. Or you asked to be kept up to date on the production process. I really hope you enjoy the final product!

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