Friday, August 17, 2007

Silverlight 1.1 in Action - The Book Cover


Today I officially selected the cover for my upcoming book "Silverlight 1.1 in Action". Here it is:

This cover is only a draft and I anticipate the "Silverlight 1.1" text will be fully exposed in the final version. The cover is consistent with Manning Publications Co. cover scheme. I specifically chose this cover because of the fact the guy is unsheathing a sword which is
  • Awesome
  • Consistent with the theme in the first chapter, which will be available on this blog fairly soon.

I hope you like it. If you would like to know more about Manning's cover approach, the information is available here


Mark said...

Is this the same publisher that put out Bret Updegraff's book too? Cover art seems in line with his.

Chad Campbell said...

This is the same publisher that put out Bret Updegraff's book (which can be found here:

Steven Nagy said...

Actually it looks like your cover guy is stabbing himself. I hope you aren't indicating that to use SilverLight in your organisation is the equivalent of commiting suicide?

No offence intended (i know the cover is suppose to fit with your publishing house standards) but I don't see the point of the cover to be honest. It seems totally unrelated. Maybe something more "abstract" artsy-fartsy would be better?

Anonymous said...


when do you expect the book to be released, is it possible to buy earlier (alpha copy) of the book

Chad said...

Hello Anonymous,

I am very thankful you are so interested in purchasing the book.

In regards to an official date, it is hard to pinpoint because the official timeline for Silverlight 1.1 has not been publicly announced.

My publisher does have what is referred to as an early adopter program. I will be posting information related to this program on this blog once we get it set up. I would guess that it will be fairly soon.

With that said, it is important to remember that the early content is, as you mentioned, an "alpha copy", so please do not be too hard on the accuracy once it become available.

Anonymous said...

I have to agree with Stephen Nagy- I thought that the guy was stabbing himself. You might wish to reconsider this imagery, unless the stabbing is the desired visualization.