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My book is now available for pre-order

Here’s an update on how my book project is progressing. The good news is that I have signed a contract with Apress, so they’re going to publish it. I must say that I’m pretty excited about that. It was pretty awesome to see the book with my name on it on Amazon.

Signing with Apress has made all the pieces fall into place. The writing of the book is now progressing steadily and if everything works out as planned, the book is going to be published in August.

For you that hasn’t been following me, the book is about how to use the new Google Maps API v3. It will be primarily for web designers/web developers with a basic knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript. What might be extra interesting for you that are already using v2 of the API is that there will be a chapter on how to transfer from the old API to the new.

If you’d like to pre-order the book, you can do so from either Amazon or from Apress directly.

Also let me know if you’re interested in writing a review of the book. In that case I’ll make sure that you’ll receive a free review copy. Contact me through the contact page if you’re interested.


  1. It is a big achievement! Congrats! Is it your first book?

  2. Woah! That is so cool!

    I’m using Google Maps API v3 in a couple of projects right now. Will buy your book! 🙂

    Any chance of getting a signed copy? 😉

  3. Parxier: Thanks! Yes this is my first book.

    Anders: I think we can arrange that! 😉

  4. Congratulations!

    It must be really fulfilling to see your name as an author on

    I’m looking forward to reading it.

  5. Congratulations!!! You must be really excited. I’ve got my order in.

  6. good news, can’t wait for it
    but in Amazon they made a mess with names, the author is a strange “Victor; Turner, Cameron Sumner” (?!?!) however from the photo the book is clearly yours 🙂

  7. Congrats Gabe! This book must be just as awesome as your work w/ GMaps!

  8. Hi there, nice job. Not many books on Google Maps. Try to let us know how to combine it with server side scripts and build dynamic applications with large amount of data. There is a similar from Apress but it is about v.2 of the API.

  9. When is the book scheduled to be released? I need it now 🙂

  10. Used the wrong url in the last post

    When is the book scheduled to be released? I need it now

  11. Øyvind: It’s going to be published in August so you have to wait two more months! 🙂

  12. Damn.. but i’ll still buy it 🙂

  13. Svetoslav Dimitrov

    June 17, 2010 at 7:44 am

    Hello Gabriel, is it possible to buy your book in pdf format?


  14. Svetoslav Dimitrov: It will be available to buy as an e-book in pdf format as soon as it’s released.

  15. Hi Gabriel,
    Really looking forward to your book as I’m trying to get my head around the Google Maps API …. any chance of seeing the Table of Contents so we know what to look forward to? 🙂

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