The International Society of Automation (ISA) always has a booth at Emerson Exchange to display books published by ISA and make these books available for purchased. The book that Mark Nixon, Willy Wojsznis, I co-authored this year, Advanced Control Foundation – Tools, Techniques, and Applications was published just two weeks before the opening of Emerson Exchange, 2012. Thus, for many people attending Emerson Exchange, this was the first opportunity they had to see and buy this book. To help spread the word about the book, an article on Advanced Control Foundation – Tools, Techniques, and Applications and its web site was included in the Monday edition of Exchange Today. Also, just before the opening of Emerson Exchange an article on the book was published by Automation.com.
To help draw attention to the book at Emerson Exchange, Brenda Forsythe worked with Jim Sipowicz to create a poster about the book and its web site. The poster was located in front of the ISA booth at Emerson Exchange as illustrated below.
The sales of Advanced Control Foundation – Tools, Techniques, and Applications at Emerson Exchange were quite brisk. If you did not attend Emerson Exchange, 2012 and are interested in purchasing the book or in learning more about the book, then the book is available for purchase at the ISA web site. Also, the paperback version of the book is available for purchase on Amazon. Sometime next year an eBook version of the books should be available on both the ISA web site and an Amazon.
The web site that we created to go with the book can be freely accessed by anyone using their web browser. On this web site there are 10 minute YouTube videos that show the solutions to the workshops included in the book. As I mentioned in an earlier blog, Willy Wojsznis and I hosted a Meet the Expert session at Emerson Exchange 2012 that covered key points contained in Advanced Control Foundation – Tools, Techniques, and Applications. Later this month I will post a blog that includes an embedded link to a Slidecase video of this presentation.