Apress Won’t Publish BlackBerry Books Other Than for PlayBook


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The guys at Made Simple Learning let us know about their latest book: BlackBerry Torch Made Simple. What’s interesting about this latest book, is that their usual publisher, Apress, has taken a pass on all BlackBerry books – except for the Playbook. According to the authors, Apress doesn’t feel the BlackBerry market is strong enough to merit future books on BlackBerrys. This seems like a strange reason to not publish the books considering the BlackBerry market continues to grow along with the greater smartphone industry. A more obvious reason is that print seems to be on the decline, and much of the information in the Made Simple Learning books for BlackBerry can be found online.

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BlackBerry Torch Made Simple is available in eBook form and the printed version will be out in a couple of weeks. This book is published by the authors themselves because, as the authors have said, they want to prove the publishers wrong and show “there is still a market for quality BlackBerry books”.

You can grab the BlackBerry Torch Made Simple eBook from their site.