It's a bit niave to think that the pricing wouldn't be opportunism  
here. An attempt to cash in on the popularity of Ruby on Rails at the  
moment. I agree the most a book like this should cost is about  
$25.99. $30 is pushing your luck.

On Aug 25, 2006, at 11:53 AM, Dark Ambient wrote:

> Congrats Curt.  Question though, why is a quick start guide selling  
> for $30 ?
> I tried to see chapter listings on the page but couldn't find.
> Is there something more in this book then in the the quick starts
> already out on the web ?
>
> Stuart
>
> On 8/25/06, Curt Hibbs <ml.chibbs / gmail.com> wrote:
>> The book that Bruce Tate and I co-authored was released yesterday by
>> O'Reilly --"Ruby on Rails: Up and Running". It is a quick-start guide
>> expressly designed to get you going with Rails quickly.
>>
>> The press release is here:
>>
>>   http://press.oreilly.com/pub/pr/1616
>>
>> and the book page is here:
>>
>>    http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/rubyrails/
>>
>> Curt
>>
>>
>