At 8.40 on a muggy New Orleans Monday morning, I was sitting in a huge hall watching live jazz. Four giant screens, to either side of a colourful stage, cannot match the energy of the band's performance, or the feeling of surreality as a cover of James Brown's I Feel Good rang around the conference hall, complete with washboard and accordion.
As Moodle is one of Packt’s bestselling topics, we were excited to attend this year’s MoodleMoot UK 2010 at Senate House in London and meet the readers – and some of the authors – of our books. We were happy to see how many people had already heard of Packt, many of whom already had a number of Packt books on their bookshelves, and were keen to find out about further areas of Moodle on which they would like to see a book.
The big day has finally arrived. Packt Open Source and Packt Enterprise have launched, along with the release of two newly branded books, Microsoft Silverlight 4 Data and Services Cookbook and Moodle 1.9 Theme Design: Beginner's Guide.
With Open Source and Enterprise taken care of, this leaves behind a bunch of Packt’s most interesting titles: the misfits, the outliers, and the breakout Packt titles of the future. We know that there are plenty of places for Packt to make its presence felt in Open Source and Enterprise. But where else? There’s a big world out there. A world of opportunity. A world that needs Packt books.
“Voluminous documentation is part of the problem, not part of the solution.” – Tom DeMarco