How to buy these books ?
The programming books written by Kari Laitinen are published and manufactured by Trafford Publishing in USA. The best place to buy these books is the Trafford Internet bookstore. By clicking the book pictures on the left you can go to the pages of the Trafford bookstore. Retail bookstores and college bookstores are given a discount at Trafford.
The books are available at www.amazon.com and other important Internet bookstores, but not in conventional bookstores. Some special bookstores like university bookstores may order the books from Trafford and sell locally. You may, of course, ask your local bookstore to order these books from Trafford and sell them to you and others.
These books are not widely available in conventional bookstores because they are made by using special technology. Trafford Publishing uses so-called print-on-demand technology to manufacture its books. This technology has some advantages over conventional book manufacturing. For example, it is easier to make books with large pages. The programming books written by Laitinen have large pages because a programming book with large pages is easier to read and understand. If the books had been produced as conventional programming books with conventional technology, the publisher would not have allowed large pages.
Some of you may ask: "Where have I heard this word 'Trafford' before?" The answer is that the publishing company, Trafford Publishing, was given that name because one of the company founders is a fan of the Manchester United football (soccer) team, and the home stadium of that team is called Old Trafford Stadium. Although the publishing company has a name that is related to a certain football team, these books are fine books to read even if you are not a ManU supporter.
Although these books are not very recently published books, they are still valid books for studying the basics of computer programming. Even in the field of computing the basic things remain the same as years and decades pass.