Mike Hendrickson

Mike Hendrickson has held a variety of positions in the publishing industry including, Product Development Manager, Editor, Executive Editor, Editor-in-Chief, and Associate Publisher. Two constants are that he has always enjoyed meeting tech people and being involved with cutting-edge technologies. At O’Reilly, he is a Vice President for Content Strategy. He is the co-Author of The Best Android Apps.

Steve Souders on Web Performance Optimization

Steve Souders on Web Performance Optimization

Why "even faster" matters in the web performance and optimization world.

Steve Souders on the state of web performance, optimization and velocity.

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State of the Computer Book Market, part 5: Wrap-Up and Digital

State of the Computer Book Market, part 5: Wrap-Up and Digital

A look at top tech authors, the growth of ebooks and the effect of direct distribution.

The fifth and final post in the 2011 "State of the Computer Book Market" report examines digital content purchase patterns and e-distribution channels.

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State of the Computer Book Market, part 4: The Languages

State of the Computer Book Market, part 4: The Languages

A deep look at the market for books on programming languages.

In this fourth post of "State of the Computer Book Market," we look at programming languages and drill in on each language area.

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State of the Computer Book Market, part 3: The Publishers

State of the Computer Book Market, part 3: The Publishers

A comparison of computer book publishers and imprints.

In this third installment of "State of the Computer Book Market," we look at how publishers fared in 2011 versus 2010.

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State of the Computer Book Market, part 2: The Categories

State of the Computer Book Market, part 2: The Categories

Charting computer book sales across categories.

In this second installment of "State of the Computer Book Market" we look at computer book sales in specific technology categories.

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State of the Computer Book Market, part 1: Overall Market

State of the Computer Book Market, part 1: Overall Market

Top-level views of the overall book market and the computer book market.

The tech book market has been going through some major changes, but none more profound than the closing of Borders. Much of what you will see in the 2012 trends are directly related to Border's demise, though the faint signals that the book market provides to other industries are still evident.

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2010 State of the Computer Book Market, Post 5 – Wrap-Up and Digital

In this final post, I provide a summary of the first four posts, provide some insight into a view of top authors, and include some data on electronic books and how parts of the digital world are surpassing the print world.

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The future of the book

The future of the book

The book of the future requires collaboration, so let's start the change before we have to.

During lunch at TOC last week, we had a roundtable discussion that centered on the future of the book. The conversation touched on many different areas as you would expect: from distribution and inventory, to pricing and formats, to audience ownership and engagement.

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2010 State of the Computer Book Market, Post 4 – The Languages

In the fourth post in this series, we look at programming languages and drill in a little on each language area.

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2010 State of the Computer Book Market, Post 3 – The Publishers

In this third installment we will look at how publishers fared in 2010, as compared to 2009.

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