During the Perl Foundation charity auction tonight, a Yet Another Perl conference attendee paid $1,500 for the first copy of the first page of Damian Conway’s upcoming Perl Best Practices. That’s one thousand five hundred dollars. That’s not a typo. This is the same book I recently interviewed Damian about.
The title page, signed by Damian Conway and certified by editor Allison Randal, will be bound into the first copy of the book to come off the press. The book should hit the streets in the next couple of weeks, although you can pre-order it on Amazon (or your favorite bookseller).
Think of it this way: you’ll get a bargain even if you pay full price (and you’ll get all the pages!).