Learning Functional Programming in Scala alvin May 15, 2017 - 4:18pm

Table of Contents

  1. The changes
  2. The plan
  3. Download
  4. Updates
Table of Contents1 - The changes2 - The plan3 - Download4 - Updates

Dateline May 15, 2017: Version 0.1.1 of my new book, Learning Functional Programming in Scala, is now available. Please read below for more details.

The Amazon Kindle “supported formats” page alvin March 10, 2017 - 11:19am

If you ever want to write your own book as an Amazon Kindle book, here’s the Kindle “supported formats” page.


Leanpub is another way to publish books. From their website:

Leanpub is a powerful platform for serious authors. This platform is the combination of two things: a publishing workflow and a storefront. Leanpub is more than the sum of its parts, however – by combining a simple, elegant writing and publishing workflow with a store focused on selling in-progress ebooks, it’s something different. Leanpub is a magical typewriter for authors: just write in plain text, and to publish your ebook, just click a button.

O'Reilly sale - Top 25 five-star ebooks and videos alvin October 22, 2014 - 8:34am

I received an email from the O’Reilly folks stating that they’re having a sale on “Top 25 five-star” eBooks and videos (including the Scala Cookbook). Here’s a link to their sale.

Play Framework Recipes booklet (from the Scala Cookbook) alvin August 1, 2013 - 5:01pm

Update, August 12, 2013: The second version of Play Framework Recipes is now available as a free PDF. It contains new appendices on Play commands, a JSON reference, improved formatting, and over 80 pages of Play Framework content. Get it from the Download section below.

Good news in the mailbox: A royalty check from the Amazon Kindle eBook program alvin October 3, 2012 - 10:21am

I found a little bit of good news in the mailbox this morning, a little royalty check from the Amazon Kindle eBook publishing program:

The check wasn't for much, but hey, it's a start. If you're new to my website, the check is for my two Kindle eBooks, shown below:

Amazon Kindle eBook cover specifications (height and width size requirements) alvin May 4, 2012 - 6:39am

I'm in the process of publishing my second eBook for the Amazon Kindle, and one thing that's currently hard to find on the Amazon website is what the eBook cover height and width size specifications are. You can currently only find this information when you get ready to publish your book.

So, as a brief public service, as of May, 2012, here are the Amazon Kindle eBook cover height and width specifications, courtesy of the Amazon KDP book publication website: