Gas station without pumps

2022 April 8

Press release for my book

Filed under: Circuits course — gasstationwithoutpumps @ 22:29
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World Scientific Publishing has released a press release for my book at  That press release is lightly edited from one I wrote for them.

The press release does not point to the lower-cost PDF version at, but I can’t really expect World Scientific to advertise the cheaper option, even though they did allow me to continue selling it.  They have not given me permission to use their cover design


Blue cover

for my PDF sales, so I will continue to use my own design:


I’m not that fond of their all-caps typesetting anyway, and the generic “tech” background has nothing to do with the contents of the book—but if they think that generic tech backgrounds sell better, I’m willing to believe them, as they have much more experience selling books than I do.

The text for the two versions of the book should be identical, but they are resetting it (with smaller headings and some other formatting changes), so the pagination will be different.


  1. I think it’s safe to say that my sense of what will aesthetically attract people is pretty irrelevant. That said, I actually prefer your cover. To me it has the feeling of working with electronic parts and the nitty-gritty of analog electronics. The publishers version has a digital feel despite the analog signal and circuit. It feels too clean like I might never use a soldering iron or oscilloscope while reading that book.

    Comment by whatisron — 2022 April 8 @ 22:44 | Reply

  2. Congratulations!
    wish I had access to curriculum like that back when.
    I like both covers.
    their cover colors look like a college text book.

    Comment by rick rebman — 2022 April 9 @ 02:04 | Reply

    • They sell a fair number of college textbooks, and their design is a standard generic “tech” textbook design.

      Comment by gasstationwithoutpumps — 2022 April 9 @ 09:00 | Reply

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