Tonight, I got to hear Allen White give another awesome PowerShell presentation – this time on gathering SQL perofrmance data with it. Now, when it comes to PowerShell, Allen not only talks about it, he passionates (passion-ates) about it. (His word…. as other SQL people can confirm…)
Anyhow, when he started tonight’s SQL meeting, he mentioned the SQL Server MVP Deep Dive. Take 53 SQL Server MVPs who are all passionate about one part or another of SQL Server – covering Database Design and Architecture, Database Development, Database Administration, Performance Tuning and Optimization, and BI Development – and the right publisher – Manning – and you get an amazing deal.
When I originally heard about this on Twitter, there was a lot of tweeting going on about it. From what Allen said tonight, they sold out of the 150 copies that they had at PASS. And typically, a book at PASS might sell 20 copies, but 150… that’s unheard of!
But wait, there’s more! These authors aren’t collecting any royalties on their book. Instead, 100% of the royalties – that’s right, 100%, all of the royalties – are getting donated to War Child International.
Sure, you can purchase the book through other booksellers, but if you want to make sure that most of your money makes it to the charity, order your book directly through Manning. The other retailers will take their cut of the sales before getting the money to Manning, who’ll then get it to the charity.
If you want a book that covers a little of everything from the top SQL talent in the MS SQL Server community, I highly recommend you check this out.