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English publisher is.... Austin Macauley

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After many nice discussions with publishers in the UK and USA, I finally got to choose from four good offers for publishing the English version of my Dragons Out book.

I have now signed the publishing contract with Austin Macauley. https://www.austinmacauley.com/. I am very impressed by their work in many genres, including children's fiction and non-fiction. They also have great marketing approach internationally, which is what I really want for my book. The work detailed in the contract will produce hardcover books, softcover books, e-books and audio-books.

I believe that with Austin Macauley the message of software testing for children's awareness through my innovative genre-breaking stories of dragons and knights fantasy and software testing literature will be spread as widely as possible. Of course, I will still need the help of all my readers (adult or child), parents, schools, companies, associations. I'll thank you already now for spreading the information.

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Preordering the book is possible

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I have made arrangements that I can take preorders for both the English and Finnish versions of the Dragons Out book. By preordering at this time you will help with the production costs of the book. So if you are anyway thinking of ordering the book (one or many copies) why not preorder?

I use the same price for the book as during the crowdfunding campaign in autumn 2019. So, the price for 1 copy of the book including taxes and shipping to anywhere in the world is 40€.

If you want to preorder, contact me via the Contact Form on the www.dragonsout.com web page (on the left). We will agree on the details and I will send you an invoice.

The situation with publishers is promising. I have several good offers and expect to able to sign contracts very soon. The publishing date will depend on further discussions with the publishers.


Why learn about software testing?

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This pondering about the importance of testing was on my Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign page. Here it is for all of you to read!

The world is full of software. It is hard to live a day without using software in some form or another. Some software works on its own (like games), some enable services (like online banks) and some are a crucial part of physical products (like cars or planes). The more critical or complex the software is the better quality it has to be. Companies need great software to differentiate from the competition. Software testing is the key approach to creating this great quality.
The lack of software developers, or coders, is in the news all the time. You have your coding schools, and other such initiatives to get children into coding at a young age. Which is very good, of course, also from the testing point of view. All coding includes some testing. What software testing professionals always notice, however, is that software testing is more than the testing done…