New: How Computers Make Books

John Whitington has published a new book with Manning on the topic of book production, based in part on his experiences with PDF.

From the publisher: “How Computers Make Books introduces what’s wonderful about computer science by telling the story of how computers have transformed the ancient art of publishing books. Author and publishing software developer John Whitington takes readers on a journey through the computer processes needed to create this very book. Each chapter explores the elegance of modern digital printing, from how a computer knows where to place ink, to reproducing shades of gray, to laying out paragraphs on the page.”

Here are some free codes for the eBook. Once they’re gone, they’re gone:

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