In true Amazon style the Kindle Edition of Securing SQL Server 2nd Edition is available for purchase from Amazon before the physical print book is available. I haven’t even gotten my preview copy yet (it should be here in a day or two) but you can get your digital copy from Amazon as of about a week ago.
So if you’ve been waiting for the 2nd edition to come out, there’s no need to wait any longer.
If you want that physical book you can pre-order it, and hopefully it’ll be shipping within just a couple of weeks. Amazon has August 15th listed on the US website, but I’m not sure if that is the actual date or not.
Thanks to Amazon, now you can rent Securing SQL Server for 30 days, and if you like it you can buy it with the cost of the rental being applied to the cost to buy the digital copy of the book. This is all done through Amazon’s new ebook rental program for text books (which they have marked my book as being). So now you can rent the book starting at a little over 1/2 the current price of the book which gives you access to the entire book for 30 days. After the 30 days is up you can extend your rental or purchase with the initial rental price counting towards your new price (you pay the difference).
As an author I’m not sure how I feel about this, good I guess because it gives people a chance to give the book a try. As a reader I like this because I can try the book for less, and if I like it keep it. If it doesn’t serve me any purpose I don’t need to keep it, and it only cost be 1/2 the cash to find out.
You don’t need to have a Kindle to make use of this, just the Kindle app installed on your PC, phone, iPad, etc.
Amazon has posted the entire Chapter 1 of Securing SQL Server up on their site. Go to the books Amazon page and click on the “Read first chapter free ” button (shown below) and you’ll get to read the first chapter right there on your computer. If you want the sample on your Kindle, go to the Kindle versions page and use the Try it free I talk about below.
This gives you a great chance to take a peek at the first chapter for free, to see if it would be of assistance to you. Now do keep in mind that Chapter 1 isn’t actually about SQL Server specifically, but more about network design and network security.
If you go to the Kindle versions page you can get a sample of the book sent to your kindle using the “Try it free” option on the right of the page (shown below). It appears that this will send Chapter 1 to your kindle (at least that’s what it sent to me).
Apparently the publisher has decided that the kindle version of “Securing SQL Server” should be made available early. I was originally told that it wouldn’t be available until May 2011, but they have released it already. Purchasing is easy, just click the image of the book below.