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Hi,

I was searching for information on Gould 500MHz active scope probes and stumbled upon a site where the author of an Analogue design technical book has released it into the public domain in PDF format.

This book on Analogue circuit design may be of interest to others so I am including the links below:

http://www.thetan.plus.com/seekrets/index.html

http://www.thetan.plus.com/seekrets/seekPDF.pdf

It would appear that sales of the >500 page book failed due to lack of money on the part of the target audience (Students) Sad times indeed.

From a brief look it appears very informative and interesting.

Aurora
« Last Edit: January 23, 2012, 09:16:34 pm by Aurora »
 

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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2012, 10:15:12 pm »
thanks for that .i downloaded it .i'll read it next time i get insomnia  ;D .only joking there's some good stuff in there.
 

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« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2012, 11:01:23 pm »
Thanks Aurora, for a very good find.
 
I've downloaded the book and read a couple of chapters, I am impressed by mix of theory and practical advice.
Certainly a keeper for me.

Jim
 

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Re: Free PDF 500 page book on Analogue design secrets.... worth a look ?
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2012, 01:46:41 am »
If something is free, then it's always worth a look.

If I were the author, I'd work on the title a bit.
 

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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2012, 02:26:06 am »
Damn .. this is good one, thanks for sharing this !

I did a random jump and bumped into CH16: Measurement Techniques at p.293, after reading only this paragraph, decided this one is definitely a keeper and worth a place in my tablet.


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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2012, 05:15:33 am »
Excellent stuff! Anyone who learns best by example will like his style. Don't forget to download the example answers.  Definitely warrants sending a donation IMO,

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« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2012, 05:57:56 am »
Great book - I have donated $20 - lets see some more :-) donations.

you can send your donations to the author at logbook@lineone.net (see first pages of the book)

 

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« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2012, 10:05:39 am »
Brilliant book!
Well worth a donation.
 

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« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2012, 10:59:05 am »
I've reviewed some of the chapters, this is an amazing book.  Its gives Art of E. a run for its money. Highly recommended.
Best Wishes,

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« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2012, 12:24:01 pm »
Great book - I have donated $20 - lets see some more :-) donations.

you can send your donations to the author at logbook@lineone.net (see first pages of the book)

I sent my $20.00 even though its worth at least 4 times that much. :-[

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« Reply #10 on: January 24, 2012, 08:14:59 pm »
What an amazing find, when I have some spare money I will make a donation to the author, I'm in the same boat as the UK students.
 

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« Reply #11 on: January 24, 2012, 09:14:40 pm »
I wish I could print it, but printing 250 on both sides and binding it is going to cost a lot. Ah well, I guess I can't complain, this book looks great.
 

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« Reply #12 on: January 24, 2012, 09:19:18 pm »
Thank you for sharing this Aurora! :D
 

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« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2012, 09:20:43 pm »
Hey, Simon or Dave, why don't you make this a sticky on both the General Chat and the Beginners categories?

Update: I'm starting to like this book. It introduces you to practical design from page 1. In fact, on page 12 the author starts to introduce you to the actual industry terms I mainly learned from watching the EEVBlog.
« Last Edit: January 25, 2012, 12:06:33 am by ivan747 »
 

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« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2012, 03:59:49 am »
It may be marvellous,but I can't get it to download.
I pondered "Do I give a shit?" The resounding answer was "Hell,No!",so don't worry about telling me what might be wrong! ;D

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« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2012, 04:12:18 am »
Cant download - Exceeded its max download capacity...

Perhaps someone can host it somewhere?
 

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« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2012, 04:19:35 am »
It may be marvellous,but I can't get it to download.
I pondered "Do I give a shit?" The resounding answer was "Hell,No!",so don't worry about telling me what might be wrong! ;D

I just tried to look at it but the link seems to be dead...?
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« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2012, 04:27:38 am »
Just PM me if you want it, I have uploaded the complete book and all the answers in single zip file.

Sorry, its just I don't feel comfortable to post the link in public here.



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Sorry, no longer available.
« Last Edit: January 25, 2012, 09:52:54 am by BravoV »
 

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« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2012, 04:30:41 am »
I can put it on my FTP server - I have asked Leslie Green for permission. I have plenty of bandwidth on my servers.

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« Reply #19 on: January 25, 2012, 07:14:58 am »
Can someone check this link to see if it is also dead for them.

I have tried on a few computers and get the 404 response. If someone has been successful and has downloaded it, could they please post a link to their copy.

Appreciate it

Thanks IC
 

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« Reply #20 on: January 25, 2012, 07:23:53 am »
Can someone check this link to see if it is also dead for them.

I have tried on a few computers and get the 404 response. If someone has been successful and has downloaded it, could they please post a link to their copy.

Appreciate it

Thanks IC

The link is dead because the web host exceeded the download limit. I'd say watch this thread for further news as it develops...
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« Reply #21 on: January 25, 2012, 07:53:19 am »
I think Mr. Green deserves a better site for his book. Something that can sustain itself with ad revenue. Even a sponsorship message on the inner cover perhaps?
 

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« Reply #22 on: January 25, 2012, 08:11:56 am »
Probably a naughty thing to do, hosting the PDF outside the author's site, but here is a temp link for now:
http://members.iinet.net.au/~_dom_/doc/Leslie%20Green%20-%20ANALOG%20SEEKrets%20(DC%20to%20Daylight).pdf


 

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« Reply #23 on: January 25, 2012, 08:29:05 am »
Probably a naughty thing to do, hosting the PDF outside the author's site, but here is a temp link for now:
http://members.iinet.net.au/~_dom_/doc/Leslie%20Green%20-%20ANALOG%20SEEKrets%20(DC%20to%20Daylight).pdf

Have you checked the license? Does it give you permission to distribute it? Have you read the recent discussion here about people reuploading photo inciduction videos?
 

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« Reply #24 on: January 25, 2012, 09:05:27 am »
It makes no difference what any one of us thinks on the matter because THE AUTHOR has clearly stated his position.

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ANALOG SEEKrets
DC to daylight
 
Copyright © Leslie Green, 2007.
All rights reserved.
The author, Leslie Green, asserts his moral rights.
 
No part of this document may be translated, transmitted, transcribed, reproduced or copied by any
means (except as allowed under copyright law), without prior written agreement from the copyright
holder.
Contact:   logbook@lineone.net
www.logbook.freeserve.co.uk/seekrets

So I urge everybody to refrain from distributing the book publicly without the express permission from the author.

We can not both like the book and ignore its copyright at the same time!
 

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« Reply #25 on: January 25, 2012, 11:52:11 am »
Yeah, I was gonna take my link down anyway at some point (which now I have), after the original site is restored. That was the whole motivation.
 

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« Reply #27 on: January 25, 2012, 12:11:12 pm »
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The author has made it available for free download so I think the notice in the printed copy was to protect the work in its original printed form from being copied.
Indeed. Then, what about the notice in the PDF copy...  :o
 

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« Reply #28 on: January 25, 2012, 12:19:30 pm »

 

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« Reply #29 on: January 25, 2012, 01:01:05 pm »
i cant download. can someone PM me the "other" link? (2.5 x E)% of my net profit will go to author
E = effectiveness of the book, value range from 0 - 1 go figure :P
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« Reply #30 on: January 25, 2012, 08:05:52 pm »
When I sent my payment to Les Green I warned him he might see a boost in traffic since it is now on the EEVblog forum.  After the site crash I sent an Email saying "I warned you"

Yes you did, but there would have been nothing I could have done about it anyway.
 
I got a really shitty email from "Plusnet Abuse Team"
 
"It has come to our attention that in the last 24 hours your website
has exceeded its bandwidth allowance by a significant amount.

Unfortunately, because of the amount over the limit, your site has
been archived.  Please contact us through the website if you want
your site to be restored. - we cannot do this by email or over the
telephone.

Your website used 1458395 KB OVER its bandwidth transfer
allowance during the last 24 hours.

...
 
A condition of your site being restored is that you take precautions to ensure that
future levels of usage don't exceed what is allowed on your account."

I can't say I'm best please with their attitude!
 
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So give him some time to get things straigtened out.

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« Reply #31 on: January 25, 2012, 09:09:35 pm »
He should find no shortage of volunteers here should he need web elves.

Also Google sites is free and no strings attached (correct me if wrong) service with really easy handling and opportunity to setup ads. Just saying.
 

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« Reply #32 on: January 25, 2012, 09:11:26 pm »
Wasn't he hosting the book himself?

I think the best way to prevent this from happening again (without upgrading to a better server) is to host the book on a new server. Many services do this for free but have ads. Other option would be to share the book using bittorrent.

Anyway from what I read it's a great book and adds many things you wouldn't necessarily learn in college.
 

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« Reply #33 on: January 25, 2012, 10:43:03 pm »
Bugger, none of the links work anymore. Sounds like a great book.
 

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« Reply #34 on: January 25, 2012, 11:47:21 pm »
Hmm, too bad it's broken. Hopefully it'll be back up in a few days.
 

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« Reply #35 on: January 25, 2012, 11:49:54 pm »
I hope the book becomes available again as it is certainly very informative and worth having on the hard drive. Sadly I didn't download the answers as I wasn't expecting such a huge response and resultant removal of the site  :(  Such is life

Hopefully the author can host the book elsewhere for others to download and, where able, give a donation.

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« Reply #36 on: January 26, 2012, 12:07:02 am »
I suggested via email to publish this book in ebook format. It's not hard to do it anymore. I think he should ask for help if he's too busy or not interested in maintaining a site or formatting the text for publishing it as an ebook. He could also authorize a limited number of people to host the file temporarily. I managed to download it, and so far I like it.
 

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« Reply #37 on: January 26, 2012, 07:03:40 am »
Thank's Aurora for that link!

Really very nice book - had some time and read the chapter about capacitors (have some questions concerning my actual project)and it's really nicely written - very informative.

Cheers

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« Reply #38 on: January 26, 2012, 07:54:03 am »
Hey Aurora, ty for the heads-up. I only hope the author will put it back on-line.

-Chris
 

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« Reply #40 on: January 26, 2012, 04:47:19 pm »
The PDF link doesn't work...
 

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« Reply #41 on: January 26, 2012, 04:49:09 pm »
Not working for me either  :(
 

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« Reply #42 on: January 26, 2012, 04:58:18 pm »
From the email that he sent me I think he is in the process of trying to fix it. I'll send him another one tomorrow if he hasn't.
 

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« Reply #43 on: January 26, 2012, 06:33:34 pm »
Plusnet are plastering the TV at the moment with their slogan... "Good honest broadband from Yorkshire" ... hmmm.

Thanks - it sounds like a good book, I'll keep an eye out for it!
 

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« Reply #44 on: January 26, 2012, 06:42:14 pm »
I have ordered the hard copy. Let's see when it arrives.
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« Reply #45 on: January 26, 2012, 07:00:19 pm »
Plusnet are plastering the TV at the moment with their slogan... "Good honest broadband from Yorkshire" ... hmmm.

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« Reply #46 on: January 26, 2012, 07:01:50 pm »
Plusnet are plastering the TV at the moment with their slogan... "Good honest broadband from Yorkshire" ... hmmm.

I smell a rat every time a business feels the need to explicitly point out they are honest.

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« Reply #47 on: January 26, 2012, 07:08:58 pm »
His book has gone a bit viral (as much as something so obscure can).

I gifted him something through paypal. Wonder how much he will get and how it compares with what he made from traditional publication.

 

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« Reply #48 on: January 27, 2012, 02:33:19 am »
I gifted him something through paypal. Wonder how much he will get
don't quote me on that, but usual paypal policy is charging 1-3%, which is not too much for me.
 

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« Reply #50 on: January 27, 2012, 01:16:14 pm »
I gifted him something through paypal. Wonder how much he will get
don't quote me on that, but usual paypal policy is charging 1-3%, which is not too much for me.
I think he means how much will he get in TOTAL rather than how much paypay will slice off the top. ;D
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« Reply #51 on: January 27, 2012, 01:17:33 pm »
Plusnet are plastering the TV at the moment with their slogan... "Good honest broadband from Yorkshire" ... hmmm.

I smell a rat every time a business feels the need to explicitly point out they are honest.
That's not a rat you can smell....It's Yorkshire Tea. :)
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« Reply #52 on: January 27, 2012, 01:37:00 pm »
Google sites will host a site of up to 100MB in size for free, including a zip file.
Its very easy as well.
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« Reply #53 on: January 27, 2012, 03:02:42 pm »
Well your link is 404. I could be nasty and say Google couldn't find is own arse in a fog but maybe its just dropped it's file sharing....Can't think why... Unless I'm being thick!  :o :)
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« Reply #54 on: January 27, 2012, 03:08:32 pm »
Sorry my mistake :-[ fixed now.
 

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Loaded to rapid share https://rapidshare.com/#!download|251l33|3105166522|seekPDF.pdf|9640|R~0|0|0|RapidPro expired. (34fa3175)
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« Reply #56 on: January 27, 2012, 08:48:47 pm »
Hi there any chance of re uploading this please.

Thanks
 

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« Reply #58 on: January 28, 2012, 10:37:19 am »
Hi,

I was searching for information on Gould 500MHz active scope probes and stumbled upon a site where the author of an Analogue design technical book has released it into the public domain in PDF format.

This book on Analogue circuit design may be of interest to others so I am including the links below:
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From a brief look it appears very informative and interesting.

Aurora
Well it is me, the author of said book. Thanks very much for posting the link.

After years of virtually no sales of the hard copy version it is great if some people can get some value out of the six years it took me to write. To get zero return on that much investment would surely be pretty hard on anyone, so a few nice comments, a few sales, and a few donations has been a big boost to the ego.

Perhaps those who have never undertaken such an enterprise cannot appreciate how hard criticism can be on an author (or maybe its just me).  In many respects kind words are more valuable to me than a few pennies in the coffers, although donations are a very tangible way of saying “thank you”.

For those who have uploaded copies to other sites you have my permission and thanks. Financially (and emotionally) I have had to right off this project as a total loss years ago. If people can find value in it then good luck to them.
 

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« Reply #59 on: January 28, 2012, 11:27:55 am »
Financially (and emotionally) I have had to right off this project as a total loss years ago. If people can find value in it then good luck to them.
This book has a lot of value. It's a kind of gem for me.

It is so strange, that such a good book was obscure for a long time, and I am sure that one day it will become a classic textbook
 

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« Reply #60 on: January 28, 2012, 12:31:43 pm »
Well it is me, the author of said book. Thanks very much for posting the link.

After years of virtually no sales of the hard copy version it is great if some people can get some value out of the six years it took me to write. To get zero return on that much investment would surely be pretty hard on anyone, so a few nice comments, a few sales, and a few donations has been a big boost to the ego.

Perhaps those who have never undertaken such an enterprise cannot appreciate how hard criticism can be on an author (or maybe its just me).  In many respects kind words are more valuable to me than a few pennies in the coffers, although donations are a very tangible way of saying “thank you”.

For those who have uploaded copies to other sites you have my permission and thanks. Financially (and emotionally) I have had to right off this project as a total loss years ago. If people can find value in it then good luck to them.


Mr.Green, its very nice to see you here, just want to say thank you very much for your excellent piece of work, really love it.

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« Reply #61 on: January 28, 2012, 12:57:31 pm »
Mr Geen

Such a honor to see you here. Your book is the best read about electronics I had for long time. In the few days that passed after first seeing it I felt the urge to quote you on near every thread on this forum and I believe I did actually, on a few occasions.

Thank you very much for your valuable book and I hope it reaches its deserved acclaim very soon.
 

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« Reply #62 on: January 28, 2012, 01:26:02 pm »
A few thoughts for getting some money out of it with minimal additional effort, although may be a little late now....
Give away a few chapters and make a small charge for the rest.
Amazon Kindle /Apple e-book version?
Some sort of sponsorship deal with a relevant semiconductor/testgear/design software company/distributor (RS/Farnell/Digikey?)
 

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« Reply #63 on: January 28, 2012, 02:00:33 pm »
I have had to right off this project as a total loss years ago. If people can find value in it then good luck to them.

Good to see you here. If you have the time perhaps you will stick around.

No way should you regard the book as a total loss. You have now put your work into a huge essentially zero cost production and distribution system. The down side is your customers now set the price which can include zero. My only criticism (or suggestion) is that you should have made it obvious you were accepting donations in a preface to the book or something so that it also gets duplicated.

I would like to think this is not just an alternative to traditional publication but a better alternative where more people benefit from the work and authors get more reward for their effort. Something which the internet has enabled, but, perhaps that is wishful thinking.
 

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« Reply #64 on: January 28, 2012, 02:40:37 pm »
Apple has launched a new publishing platform as we speak, it might be a worthwhile to give that a shot. I wouldn't expect to get rich overnight, but might earn you some good beer money. :P

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« Reply #65 on: January 28, 2012, 03:11:30 pm »
Apple has launched a new publishing platform as we speak, it might be a worthwhile to give that a shot. I wouldn't expect to get rich overnight, but might earn you some good beer money. :P

There is certainly no shortage of publishing platforms. E.g. lulu.com or booksurge.com are in the business for some time now.
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« Reply #66 on: January 28, 2012, 06:22:49 pm »
Mr. Green,

Your book is spectacular.  Thank you for your efforts!  I know you have emotional scars from the way the publisher handled your book but this could be the start of something great. 

With the many examples of "viral" marketing happening all over the internet, I am sure your book will get the exposure it deserves and the reward you have been waiting for and fully earned.

Cheers!
 

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« Reply #67 on: January 28, 2012, 06:56:31 pm »
I know this book has potential to be featured in many electronics sites, specially on Hack-a-Day. Just thinking out loud.
 

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« Reply #68 on: January 28, 2012, 08:00:25 pm »
A zip file with the book and the answers as its content is available on my site:
http://www.lesnagy.ca/seekrets/seekrets.zip

Please read the readme.text contained within.
 

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« Reply #69 on: January 28, 2012, 08:23:22 pm »
Hello and Welcome Mr Green
If you have a spare hour or two you may like to listen to Daves other pet project TheAmphour podcast that he and Chris Gammell produce every week. It was Chris that mentioned your book last week in http://www.theamphour.com/2012/01/23/the-amp-hour-79-ludibrious-luxating-layout/ (Don't pay too much attention to the title Chris likes to use long words no one has heard of ) Each 1 hour show is full of chat and opinion and even electronics and great entertainment.
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 Heads up to all forum members, He still has 5 copies of his book left so if you want one be quick, if you downloaded please donate a a few quid as a thank you (his paypal account name is in the preface)
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« Reply #70 on: January 28, 2012, 09:11:57 pm »
I am really pleased that Mr Green's book is getting some exposure via this Forum. I have not had the chance to read the PDF version thoroughly but from what I have seen it appears to be highly informative for designers of analogue circuits. It is indeed a great pity that the book did not get the required launch from the publishers that it so deserves. I was once a student and I did not have a grant. Text books were a major financial drain on my savings but I knew they were an essential element of my learning process. I managed to buy all my books by either drinking less Beer or borrowing from my parents. Lack of a grant is not an excuse to not have the appropriate texts from which to learn. You invest now in order to get a return later in life, when exams and employment require the knowledge gained. It is a great pity that Mr Greens book has not been recognised as an essential text by at least the UK's Universities and colleges. In PDF format the book is easily and cheaply distributed, which means it's content could do good work in many countries, some of which are still developing. I am hopeful that this book attracts the attention of those who can make the best use of it's well written content and also ensure that Mr Green receives the well deserved recognition for his hard labour over 6 years.     

Mr Green, I am not a design engineer but I know a well written and quality book when I see one. That is is why I highlighted the books existence on this forum. I am over the moon that others also believe your book worthy of greater recognition in the electronics and educational arenas. You have been very generous to release the book on the internet at no cost but you do deserve financial reward for your efforts from those who use your book regularly. Like Shareware, you get a chance to sample the product and if you use it, you should make a contribution to the author by way of thanks for their efforts.

My discovery of your excellent book, and my posting on this forum, all came about after I purchased a Gould 500MHz active oscilloscope probe and started hunting for information on it via Google. Your Index page contained a reference to Gould and so I visited it.... a totally accidental discovery that will hopefully bring you your overdue reward. Thank goodness you mentioned Gould on that page !

I hope you do receive plenty of donations as a result of this exposure on EEVBlog and hopefully other electronics forums.

I wish you all the best and thank you for taking the time to write this book.

6 years in the making... I salute you.

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« Reply #71 on: January 28, 2012, 09:25:16 pm »
Thank-you Mr Green!

Donation sent!

 

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« Reply #72 on: January 28, 2012, 09:32:22 pm »
Mr Green,


Many thanks for your book. It is now a classic in my library (and there are not many classics in my lib consisting of over 5000 books).  :)

If you put it on Lulu.com, you might get more revenue as I would love to get a paper book.
 

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« Reply #73 on: January 29, 2012, 02:26:42 am »
I second that- with the number of self-publishing options these days, and most of the hard work already done, it should be relatively easy to make kit available on demand. Most of us will end up reading it in pdf form and then wanting a hard copy as well. That should also leave the author more money than traditional publishing deals

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« Reply #74 on: January 29, 2012, 05:08:01 pm »
Many thanks for the kind support on this thread.  :)
Mr. Green,

... I know you have emotional scars from the way the publisher handled your book but this could be the start of something great. 
Ah, hmm, well, let's be fair about this. I AM the publisher of the paperback. To be fair I had to sack myself as Director of Marketing, Vice President of Internal Sales etc.  ::)

I did get an offer from some big publishing house before I published it myself but the tone of their offer sounded as though they were going to butcher it. I have dealt with quite a few editors in the past. Some have a light touch and some hack and slash. I am sure the presentation of the book would have been much better if done "professionally" but then it wouldn't have been quite so much mine.

Publication is an interesting process and not without its own skill sets. When I did the first printing the graphics were wrong in the detail. Word is a WYSIWYG program and the PDF'ing looked fine on the screen, but the graphics aliased with the high resolution printer at the publisher dropping some of the lines from the graphics. I had to go through 500 graphics and re-format them at a different resolution so the ripper at the printer would render the detail correctly. I can't imagine getting somebody to have done this for me; it would just have been a torrent of abuse!

In terms of sales I can account for 33, which includes 9 sold recently (3 of which are packed to go out Monday). As you can imagine, it is this sales figure which was the real killer.

When the company that I work for went into receivership and I went for a job interview the book was on the CV and of course the sales figure was brought up, to my embarrassment. Then this one particular guy, in asking what I had done, proceeded to take each item and tell me how he had done one twice that fast, or twice as big, or whatever. I must be getting feeble in my old age because he actually survived the interview process! Needless to say they never offered me a job and frankly I would rather have been unemployed than have to work with such a complete a-hole.
 

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« Reply #75 on: January 29, 2012, 07:36:35 pm »
Mr. Green,

I must have misconstrued the facts and I apologize for that.  I was under the impression the pubisher pulled the plug on the book just because, not knowing the publisher was yourself. 

My admiration for you is even greater now because I know you had to make tough decisions about the direction you wanted your book to take.  There's is no shame in admitting you treasured your work enough to know a different publisher could do better and until you found one that cared for your work as much as you did, you would take matters into your hands.   This character trait, I bet, is very common among engineers; sometimes, you just have to do the damn thing yourself. haha

I would love to hear more about your story on the Amphour or on this forum and hopefully Dave and Chris are reading this and will put this one at the top of their list.

Cheers!
 

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« Reply #76 on: January 29, 2012, 07:56:00 pm »
Hello Lesolee,  perchance, did you try Newnes books or other folks at Elsevier, as publishers?
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« Reply #77 on: January 29, 2012, 08:36:30 pm »
Ah, hmm, well, let's be fair about this. I AM the publisher of the paperback. To be fair I had to sack myself as Director of Marketing, Vice President of Internal Sales etc.  ::)


Oh dear! Mr Green you and your book need representation. Self publishing never worked as it should for serious texts.

 

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« Reply #78 on: January 29, 2012, 09:26:12 pm »
This is a brilliant piece of work - not just for the content but also the style.

Thank-you.

I ordered a hard copy and I hope I made it in time before they're all gone.
 

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« Reply #79 on: February 06, 2012, 02:14:09 am »
Downloaded the book and donated 15 Euros, about $24 Cdn.  Not much for a 500 page book however I hope it is appreciated.
When I was in university we had "required" textbooks.  It would be hard to get through the course without one. I still have some of them and when I look at the inside cover and see something like $25 as the price I smile thinking how I thought they were expensive at the time.  Now I try to buy all my books used.  Amazon is one good source and used bookstores near universitys or technical colleges are another.  Now if I could just find time to read them...
 

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« Reply #80 on: February 06, 2012, 02:25:25 am »
I received my hard copy of the book last week just days after placing the order. Kudos to Leslie for putting it in the post so quickly. I don't get international postage--sometimes it takes weeks and sometimes it takes days.

If I have one disappointment it is that the book is soft cover, not hard cover. But the content is definitely worth the money. I guess you can't have it all  :)
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« Reply #81 on: February 08, 2012, 05:55:29 am »
The password for the answer key PDFs is "book$owner".

This is mentioned in the Preface of the actual book, but it takes a bit of hunting to find that fact out.

BTW, this book is nothing short of FUCKING AMAZING. Well done, Mr. Green!

 

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« Reply #82 on: February 08, 2012, 12:08:41 pm »
BTW, I have also uploaded the book onto the eevblog dedicated server (with permission).
http://eevblog.com/files/seekPDF.pdf
So no possible bandwidth issues now.

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« Reply #83 on: February 08, 2012, 03:13:26 pm »
Dave you published a book if I'm not mistaken. Was that a self publish or did you use a publisher? Maybe a similar approach can be used here?
 

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« Reply #84 on: February 08, 2012, 04:23:29 pm »
The password for the answer key PDFs is "book$owner".
where did you get those PDFs?
 

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« Reply #85 on: February 10, 2012, 01:15:05 pm »
Hi Dave I've posted your link to Lesleys book in the sticky thread here https://www.eevblog.com/forum/beginners/electronics-primers-course-material-and-books/30/
so that more people can find it. Hope this is ok :)
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« Reply #86 on: February 10, 2012, 01:16:56 pm »
The password for the answer key PDFs is "book$owner".
where did you get those PDFs?
If you read the Preface it gives you a link to his webpage and you will find them there.
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« Reply #87 on: May 15, 2012, 03:49:12 pm »
just read some sections from this book. i will say this goes par on par with AoE qualitatively, they both explaining more on the dark art and practical side of ee. where AoE covers more chapters but explaining it briefly, this Analog Seekret book cover less topics but every of it (as far as i read) is explained to a greater extend, and more importantly from practical side of view probably (if i'm correct from reading it) from an analog master. granted its only 500+pages compared to AoE 1000+pages. and much analog problem i'm dealing rite now is in the book, even the resistor section (i skipped) i thought its a simple explanation but i was wrong (after rob directed me to the section) there a bunch of resistor/divider combination there i havent go through in detail.

i believe this deserves a good sale but its sad its not the case. maybe the failure is in the marketing? with a good support and promotion (maybe dave?) i believe this book can be brought back to market and a good complement to AoE book esp to new postgraduates. and its focus more on analog only, a dying art? imh_2cnt_o YMMV
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« Reply #88 on: May 15, 2012, 04:06:53 pm »
I agree mecha,  And you can't just casually read this book unless you are already an analog guru.  I am trying to digest the section on resistors and potentiometers now.  You would think that would be trivial but it is very involved, and Leslie gives excellent examples of how not knowing all the subtle nuances can lead to poor design and performance. 

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And you can't just casually read this book unless you are already an analog guru
yes i believe this is not for bedtime story. before doing some practice istr came across topic like this. noise, tolerance, ground loop etc. its actually harder than it sounds, it was been taken lightly (same with other writings from the real practitioner). after doing a little bit of (PITA) practice on it, every words in it is worth every bit of carefull deep thought.
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« Reply #90 on: May 16, 2012, 02:18:19 am »
Actually I find it's excellent bedtime reading. Reading barely half a chapter sends me to sleep.



Just kidding  ;D  It's really a brilliant book.  :)
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