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    This looks like a great book. Really scratches my recent itch for writing compilers! Kind of an odd question, but is there a way to pay you for your efforts? And/or get a paper edition when you’re finished?

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      Kind of an odd question, but is there a way to pay you for your efforts?

      Strangely enough, this is one of the most common questions I get. It’s a nice feeling when the biggest concern most readers have is how to give me money. :)

      For right now, no, there isn’t. I suppose you could buy a copy of my other book (“Game Programming Patterns”) to put some cash in my pocket.

      And/or get a paper edition when you’re finished?

      Right. Once the book is done, I’ll put together a print edition. At that point, that will be the canonical way to support me. Until then, your safest bet is to join the mailing list so I can let you know when it’s available. (I only post about once a month when a new chapter is done, so don’t worry about spam overload.)

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        For right now, no, there isn’t. I suppose you could buy a copy of my other book (“Game Programming Patterns”) to put some cash in my pocket.

        Let’s say you don’t set anything else up to make it more direct. Readers might wonder along lines, “I’d like to buy the book to get him paid but I don’t need a Game Programming Patterns book.”

        (to other readers)

        In that case, consider buying the book for his sake then donating that book to your local library to inspire future programmers. Alternatively, a gift for a programmer you know that’s shown some interest in game programming. You get to do two good things with who knows what ripple effects down the line.

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          Is there any particular reason you don’t add a Patreon or a similar service?

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        Was just recommending this to a friend nthe other day. I read a decent amount ahead and then did the scanner in go (I feel like translating to another language helps make me think about the code more) a few days ago. Really fun.

        Edit: I would also give you money now if it were able option. A preoder, even just for a digital copy.

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          Is releasing a book chapter by chapter how the kids do it these days?

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              It’s a fantastic way to do it, IMO. Of course, it also can lead to mixed expectations; I have several books that are in-progress, yet on my personal backburner, with long time between updates.

              Of course, the advantage is that you get to read whatever does exist in the meantime.