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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Selling Used Books Online: The Complete Guide to Bookselling at Amazon's Marketplace and Other Online Sites
Publisher: Harvard Perspective Pr
Authors: Stephen Windwalker
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
An excellent resource!

"Wow! I sold a few of my used books on Amazon and made a nice little chunk of change! I think I'll find some more to list, and become a bookseller!"
Whoa, hoss. Yes, this is exactly how many people start selling used books online. But before you grab those Grisham and Clancy paperbacks at your neighbor's yard sale, do yourself and the marketplace a huge favor: Read this book.
Whether you've been selling used books for years or just barely getting started, there's much to be found between the covers of "Selling Used Books Online". It's a well-organized, thoughtfully presented and thoroughly readable business resource. The selection and pricing strategies alone, if conscientiously applied, will likely return your investment in this book many times over. But this should also go hand-in-hand with appropriate book grading and description, as well as good customer service; these, too, are covered quite well and amount to best-practice models which would significantly improve the buying and selling experiences alike if widely adopted.
The only book of its kind (at this writing) with relevant and up-to-date information specific to selling at Amazon, "Selling Used Books Online" is far more than a narrow formula for success in that venue alone. A cover-to-cover read will leave you more knowledgable about the used book marketplace in general, help you to avoid common mistakes, and give you the tools you need to achieve your goals. From a part-time "kitchen table" enterprise for extra spending money to a full-time career, there aren't many who wouldn't benefit from the advice of an articulate mentor with a great sense of humor who really knows his business. If you buy only one book on the subject, you can't go wrong with this one. You'll refer to it time and time again.

Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Programming with POSIX(R) Threads
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Authors: David R. Butenhof
Rating: 4/5
Customer opinion - 4 stars out of 5
Reference book for POSIX threads

This book is a fine reference for POSIX threads. It will teach you the why's and how's of thread programming with illustrative examples. It will also tell you about the choices that were made for the threads standard. Finally, it acts as a reference book for the POSIX threads standard.
The book delivers what you would expect from a book on POSIX threads, nothing more, nothing less.

Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs - 2nd Edition (MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science)
Publisher: The MIT Press
Authors: Harold Abelson, Gerald Jay Sussman
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Eminently practical but yet simple

I hated this book as a student. I hated having to learn Scheme.
I now love this book. It talks about programming with a lot of depth. (e.g. why a function which calls itself might not necessarily be recursive in its execution). I have learned a lot about how programs behave by studying this book. You will too, if you put in the effort needed to think through and work the exercises. Don't do the exercises and you won't understand a thing.
Scheme is a beautiful language to learn especially if you get EMACS to help you match and indent your code. Scheme is especially wonderful to learn SICP because you need not worry about Scheme syntax -- there is hardly any. It is tough to learn programming concepts and language syntax both at the same time. Garden variety programmers are of the mistaken belief that a knowledge of syntax makes them wizard programmers. It does not.
After you are done with this book as a student, don't sell it back. Keep it, and after you have 4-5 years of programming experience come back and read it. You will love it.

Product: Book - Hardcover
Title: Programming Windows, Fifth Edition
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Authors: Charles Petzold
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Este libro deja mucho que desear.

If you know how to program in C but not Windows, this is the book for you. To paraphrase Petzold's words, you need to understand two things: basic C programming, and how to use Windows 98 or NT. He covers all of the basic Windows programming topics from creating a simple window to printing, GDI graphics, MDI windows, dialogs, menus, resources, Unicode, threads, DLL libraries, and sound.