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Re: New book "Mastering PixInsight" by RBA
« Reply #15 on: 2019 April 13 07:46:34 »
excellent news, I tell you there are thousands of followers of pixinsight, in speech hipana, thousands are "very angry" because it is only in Spanish sindo that those who designed it are Spanish. You know you would have thousands of sales assured even mine since you would open the door to many but many people who do not know English, in Argentina where I live there are many people who would buy it and not even talk in Spain. There are many people in the Spanish forums that would selflessly help you to do it in Spanish. thanks for your contribution!

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« Reply #16 on: 2019 April 13 10:54:34 »
Thank you! At this moment my goal is, of course, to finish the book - in English. A translated version to Spanish might follow but it's too early to tell.

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Re: New book "Mastering PixInsight" by RBA
« Reply #17 on: 2019 April 15 08:33:35 »
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...I tell you there are thousands of followers of pixinsight, in speech hipana, thousands are "very angry" because it is only in Spanish sindo that those who designed it are Spanish.

If you reduce it to some hundred people, then we may agree. To be more precise, less than 700 users, summing users from all Spanish speaking countries. This is a small fraction of the total amount of existing PixInsight users.

From my experience, accumulated over many years, the only thing that could make thousands of followers of PixInsight in Spain is that PixInsight were free (gratis). In such case, very few would be angry because PixInsight is only available in English. And then I would be a cashier at a local supermarket (being lucky) and PixInsight would not exist.
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Re: New book "Mastering PixInsight" by RBA
« Reply #18 on: 2019 April 15 09:24:30 »
From my experience, accumulated over many years, the only thing that could make thousands of followers of PixInsight in Spain is that PixInsight were free (gratis). In such case, very few would be angry because PixInsight is only available in English. And then I would be a cashier at a local supermarket (being lucky) and PixInsight would not exist.

Thank you, Juan, for sharing a bit of humor along with the reality. I needed a laugh this morning, and, your response provided that!

Thanks also for all the hard work you have and continue to put into this wonderful program. And, hopefully, all your visits to the supermarket will be as a customer and not as an employee!

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Re: New book "Mastering PixInsight" by RBA
« Reply #19 on: 2019 April 16 07:34:05 »
If you reduce it to some hundred people, then we may agree. To be more precise, less than 700 users, summing users from all Spanish speaking countries. This is a small fraction of the total amount of existing PixInsight users.

If PixInsight is fully internationalized, have you considered putting up a localization kit that would allow others to edit a localized resource/xml/etc file that YOU (not just anyone) can then add to the installation? I don't know how easily localizable the software is at this moment.. If when you started developing PixInsight you had l10n in mind as a possible future addition, you hopefully isolated text and other i18n resources from the code, then it's feasible. If you hardcoded a lot of strings, well, then it could be a monstrous job.

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Re: New book "Mastering PixInsight" by RBA
« Reply #20 on: 2019 May 21 10:45:55 »
Hi Rogelio,
don't you still have an example of a book? Or only TOC? It may not be a final version. I think it could be very useful for possible buyers.
Don't you plan to make some "re-distribution centre" in Europe? It could bring lower shipping and also helps with duty fees. There could be some tax for orders from the US in Europe. But there are no fees for orders inside the EU.
Thanks.

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« Reply #21 on: 2019 August 01 07:57:18 »
Hi Rogelio,
what is the current state of the upcoming book? When will it be published (in September or earlier/later)?

I already ordered it but I didn't receive any e-mail from you (only confirmation from PayPal). Is it ok? It could be nice to send some automatic mail like "Thank you for buying the book... blah, blah, blah..."

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Re: New book "Mastering PixInsight" by RBA
« Reply #22 on: 2019 August 01 11:03:57 »
Hi Paul,

Thanks for your preorder! The book is still scheduled to go to print on September. Please note that going to print is not the same as "will be delivered". From print to delivery could take up to 4~8 weeks. Like I said, though, we're still on schedule, which is good!

As for the email, I did set an automated email to go out once the buyer automatically returns to my web site after completing the purchase from Paypal. It may have ended up on your spam folder, perhaps? I'll check to make sure those emails are going out just in case. Regardless, rest assured your pre-order was accounted for.

Cheers,
Rogelio

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Re: New book "Mastering PixInsight" by RBA
« Reply #23 on: 2019 August 01 13:31:06 »
Hi Rogelio,

Good to hear that things are more or less 'on schedule'.

What about the release of the PDF - when would that be due out?
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Re: New book "Mastering PixInsight" by RBA
« Reply #24 on: 2019 August 02 07:36:07 »
Hi Rogelio,
unfortunately, I didn't have any mail in spam folder. I send you PM with my email address. Could you, please, check if you successfully receive my order?

Thanks.

Paul

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Re: New book "Mastering PixInsight" by RBA
« Reply #25 on: 2019 August 12 09:39:10 »
Indeed, some emails (many, actually) apparently weren't sent correctly and failed. Apologies!

I'm planning on sending an email to all preorders within a week or two, also as an update, but the easiest way to know if you're in the preorder list is if your Paypal account was charged. If it was charged, you're in. If you were not charged, no purchase was made and you're not in the list.