Why don't you tell us something about the book as to what this book covers and also what is target audience for the book, I mean is the Sr. webservice experienced developers or its for novoice.
Software Pipelines presents an easy to use approach for scaling service-oriented business applications, abstracting away the complexities of low-level multi-threaded code. You can use "pipelines" to scale applications on a single multi-core server, or across many servers -- all transparent to the business application developer.
It is best to have at least a basic understanding of how to construct services, but knowledge of a specific Web services protocol is not necessary. In fact, a key to Software Pipelines is that it abstracts and simplifies the service layer, so that a developer builds a service processing function and the framework controls execution and distribution. The book has three sections: Pipelines Theory (a good introduction for anyone interested in scalable application performance), Pipelines Methodology (laying out clear patterns for designing and implementing pipelines for a given application), and Pipelines Examples (code examples that require a good working knowledge of development using Java). The first two sections are intended for any level, and the examples are a bit more advanced, so development experience is important here.