I dont know anything about the book authoring world, but I
would guess that it all comes down to whether you had a
written contract or not with O'Reilly. If you did, then
you are getting screwed and deal with it accordingly. But
if not, then you may be SOL. I would hope that this can be
sorted out with Tim O'Reilly, or someone there that can
respect your effort and contributions. Hopefully any
inequities can be resolved without blasting O'Reilly or
organizing a boycott.
in reply to Should I organize a boycott of camel 3?
I certainly think that a boycott would not be good for the
perl community, and probably negatively affect your image.
You helped teach me Perl with "Learning
Perl" but I also own about 15 other O'Reilly books (and
I love them all). The issue might seriously divide the
community, which cant be a good thing.
I know 'respect' does not pay the bills, but you have
my (and many others) respect for all your contributions
to the perl community.