The new edition is double the pagecount of the Preview PDF which we released in October and packed with screenshots and examples. With this expansion, Adam and I went out of our way page after page to illustrate the answer the most common question about Wave: "What is the point?" We added two new chapters, completely rewrote several existing chapters, and since the book is now available in print, added an index for easy reference. We scored a Foreword from one of my web heroes, Lars Rasmussen, who with his brother Jens created Google Maps and Google Wave.
The coolest part of this DIY undertaking is that a portion of print book sales go to a great cause. San Diego-based charity Partnerships with Industry fulfils our print book orders. Instead of giving half the purchase cost of the book to an existing print-on-demand service like Lulu, your book dollars create a job for adults with developmental disabilities.
The new first edition of The Complete Guide to Google Wave is available as both a PDF ($US9) and a print book ($US25) and on the website (free). If you've already purchased the Preview PDF, as a way to say thanks for your early support, we're upgrading you to the first edition PDF for free. Keep an eye on your email inbox for that. If you haven't already bought a copy, order yours here.
San Diegan Self-Publishes First Google Wave Book [NBC San Diego]