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Judging books by their covers

The subtitle of some of my books have recently changed to better reflect the contents. As a result the book covers have been updated. Titles and covers are, essentially, a billboard for the contents. We wanted to make sure they more accurately guide potentially readers to the book.

The new subtitles are:

  • Volume 1: The Practice of System and Network Administration:
    • DevOps and other best practices for enterprise IT
  • Volume 2: The Practice of Cloud System Administration:
    • Devops and SRE Best Practices for Web Services

You can see the new book covers at the top of this web site, as well as on and

Posted by Tom Limoncelli

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Hello Tom,

I recently purchased the third edition of Volume 1 and I was wondering if there will be a new edition of Volume 2 any time soon? Especially with the rapid changes in the cloud environment a book from 2014 might be a bit outdated?

I also purchased and read Time Management for Sys admins. Great book but that one really deserves an update. I am not sure the younger readers know what a Palm PDA is :)

Thanks in advance!


Volume 2 is still pretty new.

Time Management... yes, I do need to update it. Maybe in 2018, to ship in 2019.

Thanks, I will give it a shot when I finish Volume 1. It is quite a big chunk of information to go through :)

The timeframe for Time management sounds good. I am curious to see what changes you will make.
Perhaps a bit bold but I am available if you need some additional proofreaders from the other side of the pond.

Thanks for your work so far.

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