Question for all of you…. interest in printouts++ of our workshops?

Every time we’re at a conference, we get asked whether we’re going to write any books on the kinds of things we talk about. Well, at present the answer is no – we just don’t have time unfortunately. And, honestly, we like doing smaller chunks of more timely content rather than a complete book which takes a lot longer to “get to press”. However, we have a plan that we’d like to gauge interest in to see whether or not it’s worthwhile (Paul already blogged about this).

Basically, there are two full-day workshops that we presented this year, Database Maintenance: From Planning to Practice to Post-Mortem and Disaster Recovery: From Planning to Practice to Post-Mortem. Each of these has 100+ slides in them and we add *a lot* of content while we’re presenting…just looking at the slides really isn’t enough. However, our plan is to take each of these slide decks and then add comprehensive notes for each slide. Once complete, we’ll create a full printout of the entire deck – with notes – for US $99.99. In addition to the printout, we will create a section on our website that includes relevant whitepaper links, KB article links, and blog post links – corresponding with specific slides/topics from the deck. Additionally, as we’d be shipping the book to you anyway, we’ll throw in a free copy of the AlwaysOn DVD and the Manageability DVD, with around 20 hours of self-paced labs on them. Shipping and handling would be included for domestic US orders, and US $10 extra for non-US orders.

So, if there’s enough interest in this, then we’ll go forward and try to make these available for ordering by January/February 2008. So – if you’re interested in this (no obligation) please drop Paul a mail.


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One thought on “Question for all of you…. interest in printouts++ of our workshops?

  1. I really like this idea — it’s a great way to support your learners as their heads are overflowing with ideas after a presentation. I’ve tried this myself by recording my verbal presentation, having it transcribed, and then doing a little editing before the comments are matched to the deck.

    I wonder if it would be useful to offer this in some searchable manner — paper is nice, but unless you build an index (another interesting option) it’s sometimes pretty hard to find exactly what you remember from the session.

    Good luck! Could I buy a copy of the first one, to see how it works for you? I’d love to blog about it.

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