Pre-Announcement: HDRI Handbook 2.0

Amazon doesn't tell you the truth when you try to order the HDRI Handbook now. It's not likely to ship in 2 to 6 weeks, because there simply are none left anymore. We're all sold out.

But fear not, the Second Edition is coming up.

I have actually taken an extended hiatus from my day job, working feverishly for the last couple of months on The HDRI Handbook 2.0. What started out as a little update turned into a major overhaul. Pretty much everything had to be revised, extended, rewritten and reconsidered. The puzzle pieces are starting to fall into place now, but I must admit it's far from finished.

You can already pre-order v2.0 if you want my publisher to send me encouraging and slightly anxious emails. My best guess is it will be available in March 2011, but don't be a hater if that turns into April. I'd rather do it right and polished than rush it out the door.

Soon I will disclose some details, but for now I would like to thank all my readers for the overwhelming support of the first edition. It sold an estimated 40,000 copies in English and German alone, not even counting the Korean, Polish, Czech, and Chinese translations. Considering the fact that at the initial release 2007 it was the first HDR book for the mainstream, this response exceeds everything I could have ever hoped for.

Thank you so much, and stay tuned for v2.0.

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