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Aperture 4 (X) release on 4 July? #1
Patrick Vijgeboom's picture
by Patrick Vijgeboom
April 12, 2012 - 4:28am
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by Patrick Vijgeboom
April 12, 2012 - 5:15am
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by PhotoJoseph
April 12, 2012 - 5:33am

The same Lewell has a book scheduled for release on Aug 03 of 2012 for Aperture X.

I posted about this last November for a possible release this April, based on a book on Amazon schedule to be released by now on Aperture X.

I don’t buy any of it. I think authors are hedging their bets and publishing book titles that don’t exist and hope they get lucky. What’s the worst that will happen, they just say their book slipped?

These aren’t the kinds of mistakes that get made at Apple.

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by gfsymon
April 12, 2012 - 7:05am

When Aperture 3 was launched, there were several books listed as ‘not yet available’ or whatever, at Amazon and other sites around the world for some months prior. I think the dates are simply the way the publishing industry works and are by their nature vague.

The one from Elephorm is the most accurate, but is a video tutorial. It is down for June 2012 and is listed as “EN COURS DE PRÉPARATION - PARUTION PRÉVUE POUR JUIN 2012” . Ho hum. :)

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by PhotoJoseph
April 12, 2012 - 5:05pm

Maybe I should start pre-selling training. LOL

-Joseph

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by Nik Player
April 12, 2012 - 8:32pm

I know Apple don’t do public betas of Aperture but do they do private testing with professional photographers ? If so they do a good a job of keeping quiet !

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by Butch Miller
April 12, 2012 - 9:38pm

Those who are involved in private beta testing do a good job of “keeping it quiet” because they are legally bound by a NDA (Non Disclosure Agreement) … so unless they don’t want to be on the short end of a very expensive and lengthy legal battle … they keep their mouths shut … ;-)

That said, authors rarely get a book title listed by book store sites or publishers simply to get a toe-hold on a title … titles are not covered by copyright protection … and publishers are not keen on listing phantom titles … but they do a lot of advance work so tomes are on schedule to reap the highest rewards … you can’t wait until an app is actually released to get the ball rolling if you expect to ride the wave of initial purchases when the app is released … though authors do actually have to wait for the final release of the software in case the developers make any significant last-minute changes, additions, or redactions that were not in the most recent beta.

I truly hope there is a next version of Aperture … don’t really care if it is Aperture 4 or Aperture X … just would like to see the app take the next step …

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by gfsymon
April 13, 2012 - 8:26am

In my experience, this sort of book would need a bare minimum of 4-6 months to go from beginning to being on the shelves. My books take 2 months just to get printed in China and delivered to Europe. Paper is too heavy for anything other than the slow boat. In the old days, they used to get printed in Italy, but even that was a month long process. So the title is known and contracts have been signed. The sales people then get them in place on ‘coming soon’ book listings and even Apple can’t stop that. It’s waaayy to important to sales and of course book fairs, where the publishers sell their wares to other publishers. It’s a whole big machine that moves pretty slowly.

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