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DPBkPart4_FC Here's a short video with a preview and more details on Part 4 of my "The Digital Photography Book" series. UPDATE:�Amazon is now showing it IN STOCK and Barnes & Noble�has it to (it says ships in 24-hours, even though it lists the 16th as publication date, so I think its in stock). Both have the print edition on sale for $13.99 (cheap!). :) I got my first copies at the office this week, and I am psyched!!!! Thanks to my awesome book team here at KMG, and to my wonderful publishing partners at Peachpit Press (Nancy, Ted, Scott, Sara Jane, and their top-notch crew).


The folks who publish my books (the awesome team at Peachpit Press), put out a press release yesterday announcing that according to research data compiled by Nielsen Bookscan, I was the #1 bestselling author of photography books for 2011 (here's the link to their release). Yay! :) I'm actually really psyched for two reasons: the first being that this is my 2nd year in a row in the #1 spot. Back in 2009 I was in 2nd place because this one guy beat me out, but the other reason is: being the #1 bestselling photography book author sounds a whole lot cooler than what I was for the previous six years: the #1 computer and technology book author, which kinda sounds like a distinction that might get you beat up at the playground. Thankfully, they now separate the photography book sales from the computer/technology…


Brad Moore here with a quick update... I just got word that Scott Kelby and Matt Kloskowski's newest book, The Photoshop Elements 10 Book for Digital Photographers, is now available for pre-order on! It's due in next week, so any orders placed now will be among the first to leave our warehouse. It's just $39.99, or $29.99 if you're a NAPP member. Head on over to and pre-order your copy today!


Ron Martinsen just posted an in-depth review of my latest book, "Light it, Shoot it, Retouch it", on his blog, but besides the fact that he did a review in the first place (which I appreciate very much), I think it's cool that he took some of the concepts from the book, tried them own, and showed his own results. Here's a link to the review (wouldn't this be a great use for some of that Gift Card money you got for Christmas? I'm just saying'). ;-) Cheers, -Scott

I just got my first copy of "Navigating Life," a book written by my dear friend Douglas Poole, who originally wrote the book for his children----passing on the lessons he learned as a father raising four children. Now he's sharing his stories with other parents so their kids can sidestep some of the pitfalls, heartaches, and challenges that can get in the way of leading happy, fun, and fulfilling life. I helped Douglas produce the book (I did the layout and cover design), and my book editor Kim Doty did all the editing, and well... it came out better than any of us had hoped. It's only $14.95 and totally worth it. Here's the link (just in case): [Congrats Douglas---you did it!!!!]. :-)

Although I included some of "The Photoshop Guys" latest books in my Holiday Gear Guide (which ran here on the blog last Friday), there are some other great books out there that I think would make fantastic Holiday gifts, so I wanted to do a separate gift guide just for those. Here are my top 10 holiday gift book picks (in no particular order): (1) Sketching Light: An Illustrated Tour of the Possibiliites of Flash By Joe McNally Joe's lighting is the stuff legends are made of (I call him "the magical unicorn of lighting), and Joe wrote 420 pages about exactly how he lights. If this isn't 2012's lighting book of the year I'll eat my hat (well, it's really more of a ball cap, but I can't imagine it would taste good). From New Riders Press. ISBN# 0321700902. List Price: $49.95 (Online it sells for around $32). You…