[FFmpeg-user] Requesting to add a new book to the "Books about FFmpeg" section?

John Riselvato jdriselvato at gmail.com
Wed Apr 22 17:59:28 EEST 2020

After receiving feedback from this email forum and Reddit. I've decided to
remove the book from Amazon and will rebrand it as a beginner's guide. I
never meant to be disingenuous and it seems calling it a *bible* has pissed
off a lot of people. I wont be adding it to the list of recommended books
any time soon. Thanks for all the feedback and comments, I should have
asked the community input first before publishing it.

On Fri, Apr 17, 2020 at 6:57 PM Moritz Barsnick <barsnick at gmx.net> wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 17, 2020 at 15:44:54 -0400, John Riselvato wrote:
> > It's a full-color book and I'm only getting 5 USD per sale because of the
> > number of pages. So even if I sold 100 books (which I've yet to sell a
> > single book since releasing it 2 days ago) I would barely cover a week of
> > the 2 months I spend writing it, plus editing and cover art. I'm never
> > going to make the money back on this project it's just a resume builder
> > during this time I don't have a job because of the virus. I'm returning
> the
> > favor by creating a book to hopefully introduce the API to the next
> > generation of FFmpeg users.
> This is totally legit. (Unless you're only scraping other people's
> support efforts. :->)
> While you *can* sell open source software under certain conditions -
> even if it's not yours - that is quite frowned upon. On the other hand,
> making a business out of support for open source software is accepted
> and widespread. Even SuSE and Redhat and many many others live off this
> (and off other services and prorietary enhancements of course).
> Disclaimer: I haven't seen your book yet. :-)
> Moritz
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