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who knows what a MEAP is?

 
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This week we are running a promo for a MEAP book. Who knows what a MEAP is? (It's really easy to find out - post the answer here.)

I'd like to request that moderators and Manning authors not make the first post in answering so someone else can share. Once the answer is up, this becomes a thread to discuss MEAPs.
 
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I know! I know! I know!

 
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Let's call on someone who doesn't have his big furry hand up. And can't eat me.
 
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I know...I have so many of them I can't even keep track (seriously, I've bought the same MEAP ebook at least twice ;) ).
 
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I just looked it up. Looks with a MEAP subscription to a book, the reader would get to read the chapters as and when written by the author.
And once the whole book is completed, the subscriber receives the final copy.

What's interesting is to hear about the forums and how the reader could discuss with or post feedback to the author during the process.

Yay ! Being more involved than just "reading" - I'd like that

-Vishwa
 
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Yes, the Manning Early Access Program is a nice way to get an early look at the titles they are working on. I own a bunch of them, too. I wanted to reply to the poster who mentioned re-buyint a certain title. I hope you're aware that you can go to beta.manning.com and log in, and there you will see all of the titles you own. (You can also download latest versions or additional formats or whatever.)

When you get in on these MEAPs, you find out just how much improvement is made from the first published draft of a chapter to the finished product.
 
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Not only that, but you can help the author make the book even better by providing feedback on the chapters before they even go to print.

I've gotten lots of great feedback from MEAP members for all of my books.
 
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I thought it was the sound made by that road-runner in the old cartoons, so I had to google it to find out the right answer.
 
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Paul Clapham wrote:I thought it was the sound made by that road-runner in the old cartoons, so I had to google it to find out the right answer.


No, no. That was "meep meep".

 
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Vishwa: Thanks! I wanted one person to look it up and that was you!

Andrew: Thanks for not posting a spoiler before someone learned something new!
 
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