Your services will not be needed, thank you previous: RavenDB 2.5: What is new here? next: Spot the bug… I am not sure what to think about this, to be perfectly honest. But it is quite funny. Comments 07/01/2013 09:46 AM by Ramon Smits That is funny! :) 07/01/2013 10:09 AM by Tudor Some automatic response system? 07/01/2013 10:18 AM by Phillip Haydon Oh, clearly this is evidence that Ayende doesn't know that much about RavenDB at all! 07/01/2013 12:01 PM by John Atten Obviously they want only highly qualified reviewers for their book. 07/01/2013 12:14 PM by Luke Bennett Hmm that sounds familiar, let me guess... was it Packt Publishing? With their make-it-sound-personal-but-we-don't-really-care-you're-just-one-of-many approach... 07/01/2013 01:32 PM by Dror Helper If you'd like I can help you contact the author :) 07/01/2013 03:17 PM by Deke Well honestly, it's not like you really know all that much about RavenDB. ;) 07/01/2013 09:19 PM by Christophe G Writing a book, any book, is an act of freedom. Letting people with an intimate relationship to the subject interfere would make the independence of the author questionable. In a small number of societies in this world freedom of speech is a right that took a lot of pain and courage to acquire. So, what exactly is supposed to be funny here ? 07/02/2013 12:11 AM by Sarmaad @Christophe I think you missed the point... this is a technical book about RavenDb, its not some sort of an essay or history lessons!! I would rather have a book reviewed by the author of the tool (RavenDb) to ensure there is no bad advice or recommendation passed to developers (like me). 07/02/2013 10:50 PM by Paul @Christophe I think reviews are good, especially from someone with intimate knowledge. I honestly don't see the link with freedom. I want accuracy with technical or scientific publications. Sure, you're free to publish stuff that might be inaccurate, but you would be misleading readers. When they later learn that your book is not accurate, do you think they will want to buy another book from you? On second thought, I think it is almost censorship to deny anyone the ability to review material and provide constructive criticism. If I were writing a book on Raven Db, I would precisely want Ayende to review it and make suggestions--a good review would lend some credibility. 07/03/2013 06:55 AM by ijrussell Perhaps they will want you to do the Foreword instead? 07/03/2013 08:49 AM by Ayende Rahien ijrussell, I wouldn't do a forward to a book that I haven't reviewed 07/12/2013 01:23 PM by Adam Fridental Kinda ridiculous :P That's what happens when the author relationship guy has no idea what the book is about. I wonder how those who write the other reviews feel when they know they fit better then Ayende :) Comments have been closed on this topic.