My co-author got his author copies about a week before me. The technical editor got his complementary book too the same day. I was wondering where mine got routed but now I’ve got mine, a few days after it was available on Amazon.
I think the new book looks good. John and I were probably a real pain during the editing process because we kept asking for more control during the proof copy to get things fixed. I think we messed up the release schedule by a couple weeks.
John and I think that the mastery questions in each chapter work well. My students who’ve seen it think it’s great because of the review sections and its smaller size. I’m re-verifying the code now, and it should be on McGraw-Hill’s website next week.