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June 29, 2007

Essential ActionScript 3.0 Now Shipping

Essential ActionScript 3.0 is now available online and in bookstores.

you can order a copy here...

let me know if you write a review somewhere...colin -a-t-

Posted by moock at June 29, 2007 08:45 PM

yo simon,
I'm afraid I don't have any information on amazon's stock or shipping times, but I know that O'Reilly is printing books steadily now to keep up with demand.

Posted by: colin at July 5, 2007 06:58 AM

Thanks, I didn't know I was able to order from from Canada. I just went to the site and it says ship in 1 to 3 weeks. Is that right or is it an error?

Can't wait to get this book and start to do a bit of AS3 :-)

Posted by: Simon at July 5, 2007 04:40 AM

hi simon,
i don't think 6 copies is considered a volume order, so i doubt you'll find a discount source. but lists the book at US$34.64. with the canadian dollar exchange rate right now, might be your best bet.

Posted by: colin at July 4, 2007 10:47 PM

Great news, I will order some for sure. didn't get the books yet, but have them since a couple of days. Someone know when should get them?

Also, where I am working, they want to order several books, is there somewhere I can order 5-6 books (or maybe more) and get a discount?


Posted by: Simon Blouin at July 4, 2007 10:40 PM

hey kevin,
no, i never intend to post useful information here. sorry.

Posted by: colin at July 4, 2007 07:19 PM

Does this mean you'll start posting useful information on your blog now?

Posted by: Kevin at July 4, 2007 03:44 PM

Same problem w/ my Amazon pre-order - and after talking to two different customer service reps and a manager, they still couldn't promise me a shipping time any earlier than the end of August. So I promptly canceled the order, walked a few blocks over to the local B+N and picked up a fresh new copy there. Sure, it ended up costing me about $20 more, but instant gratification is a beautiful thing. I'm only a couple chapters in, but it seems like a great update to an already great reference. Thanks, Colin!

Posted by: mistertumbles at July 4, 2007 05:40 AM

Yeah!! Finally!!

Posted by: Rafeo at July 3, 2007 05:57 PM

Thank you, Collin, you rock! I pre-ordered my copy ages ago ;).

Posted by: Siebe at July 3, 2007 04:48 PM

Congratulations Colin!! I'm looking forward to the new Unity stuff as well, keep up the good work :)

Posted by: Thijs Triemstra at July 3, 2007 01:43 PM

My order was showing the same thing on Amazon, so I just canceled it and reordered it. Now shows it'll arrive in a week.

Posted by: John at July 3, 2007 04:45 AM

amazing - I also got pissed at Amazon for delaying to August and cancelled the order...

Posted by: nylarch at July 2, 2007 07:26 PM

I'm definitely buying it!

Ps: Maybe you should change the link to the O'REILLY page in your 'order now' page, it still refers to the uncut version.

Posted by: Jeroen Beckers at July 2, 2007 11:34 AM

I can't wait to see it.

Posted by: Robert at July 2, 2007 09:21 AM

Congratulations, Colin! Thank you for pouring so much hard work into this book. I can't wait to get a copy.

Posted by: Mike Downey at July 2, 2007 08:15 AM

I also had the same problem with Amazon telling me that the expected date was going to be Augest 20th. I was steamed and canceled my order. I just went to the site and ordered it and had it with in 3 days of ordering it.

Can't wait to dig in.


Posted by: Matthew Wallace at July 2, 2007 02:31 AM

When I spoke with amazon about my expected delivery date (August 20th), they informed me there was a glitch in the system which would need to be corrected on the warehouse side. They then assured me my shipping information would be corrected on Monday.

Posted by: Jacob at July 1, 2007 11:16 PM

Congrats Colin! Gotta go check my amazon status. Looking forward to reading it and will definitely toss up a review.

All the best!

Posted by: Robert M. Hall at June 30, 2007 06:05 PM

yeehaaw. i preordered it too, and amazon germany appologized for delaying the order. But hence they got in store and hopefully i will receive my copy in the next few days! Amazing!!

Posted by: zuiopo at June 30, 2007 02:16 PM

Congratulations Colin.
It looks much bigger than EA2, this is good!
Thank you.

Posted by: Savvas Malamas at June 30, 2007 12:15 PM

I have been waiting for this ever since AS3 was announced. I'm going to order it tomorrow. Thank you Colin.

Posted by: thelorax at June 30, 2007 09:39 AM

I preordered from Amazon USA and they said I would finally have it around middle September... I live in Greece - I was frustrated and cancelled order. Can I order straight from you? Or should I try again From Amazon?

Posted by: at June 30, 2007 12:14 AM

steve: no idea, but if you ordered from, you should talk to them directly. all i know is that the book has been shipped to retailers, and that now shows it in stock.

now i get to work on unity again :) and i'll probably do some ActionScript 3.0 lectures...stay tuned...

Posted by: colin at June 29, 2007 10:28 PM

Why does Amazon say I won't receive it until August? I pre-ordered in April.

I can't wait to dive in. I'm sure it'll be another masterpiece. Colin, maybe you can have a life now! ;-) Thanks for all of you hard work and dedication. A Jedi Master you are.

Posted by: steve at June 29, 2007 10:17 PM

ya...canada looks like its lagging behind a bit, but has it available right now...

Posted by: colin at June 29, 2007 10:07 PM has a release date of the 30th and Amazon still has it as pre-order.

Posted by: Larry Boucher at June 29, 2007 10:04 PM

Cool, I'll buy it.

Posted by: Danger at June 29, 2007 09:48 PM

Alright!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well done Colin!!!!

Posted by: AK at June 29, 2007 08:54 PM