So the cat was let out of the bag today at the eTech Amazon Workshop
. I'm working on a book for O'Reilly called Amazon Hacks
. They distributed a confidential draft
(actually printed in block letters across the top!) printing of a chapter from the book to everyone, and I attempted to talk to everyone about a couple of cool hacks that are in the book already. (I'm not so great at public speaking...but I hope I got something across beyond the fact that I was nervous.) They didn't have enough copies of the sample chapter to go around, and I even gave up my copy to someone who didn't get one the first time around.
Now that the project is public, I'm going to step up my efforts at finding code for the book. If you have a bit of cool Amazon hackery, let me know. It doesn't have to be anything formal, hence the word Hacks
in the title. If you've written some unusual way to work with Amazon, let me know! (Or let me know if you just have a dream Amazon feature...maybe it could evolve into a code hack.) You can submit a hack
at the O'Reilly site if you want to go the official route. Or just send me an email directly. Like the other Hacks books
, contributors are fully credited and have a bio in the book.