Sunday, 26 February 2017

Book Translations

I've been really lucky with the interest in my Make Your Own Neural Network book.

Some publishers have been interested in taking the book, but after some thinking I've resisted the temptation because:

  • I can price the books how I want .. this is important especially for the ebook which I want to be as cheap and accessible as possible. Some publishers will increase the ebook price by an order of magnitude!
  • I can update the books to fix errors, and have the updated book ready for people to buy within hours, and usually within 24 hours.
  • As an author who has spent lots of my own time and effort on this, I get a much fairer deal with Amazon than with traditional publishers.

However, I have agreed to other language translations of the book to be handled by publishers. So far, the book is on course to be published in:

  1. German
  2. Chinese
  3. Russian
  4. Japanese
  5. Korean

I love the "traditional animal" that O'Reilly have done for the German version:


I'm looking forward to more translations - personally I wish there was a Spanish and Italian one too.

1 comment:

  1. Dear Tariq, first of all - your book is an awesome read! I worked through your examples and even did the calculations by pen and paper! To follow up on neural networks I would love to take one of your versions you are sharing on github and extend it with some, imho, cool functions like "store" and "load" the net configuration (weights) and visualize the hidden layer while querying the net. As you are providing the examples in jupyter notebooks, I would love to convert them to normal .py files, are you fine with me just copying the code and not fork your repository? For sure I will link on your blog/rep within the readme. But I feel like coding within an IDE makes it much easier for me. Greetings from Austria! Cheers Mario

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