Originally Posted by vbboyd
I have noticed that with the exception of APress an Wrox that most of the technical manual publishers have kind of shied away from publishing manuals on ASP.NET 4.5 despite the fact that is has been in final release since last September. In my opinion, there seems to be dearth of ASP.NET 4.5 books on the market these days as opposed to the amount of ASP.NET 4.0 and ASP.NET 3.0 books that were immediately on the market upon the release of a new ASP.NET version. Is this just me or is there something here that people don't know or aren't talking about? Also would like to know why there is a total lack of ECommerce books for versions ASP.NET 4.0 and ASP.NET 4.5. It seems like to me that after ASP.NET 3.5 was released there weren't too many ASP.NET books on ECommerce released? Do you know of any reason why?
PS the Reason I ask, is because there have been a number of people who have posted on the Wrox boards in regards to why there isn't a ECommerce Book for ASP.NET 4.0 or ASP.NET 4.5 published and on the market today.
I think one of the reasons why there aren't more ASP.NET 4.5 books is timing. Windows 8 seemed to be the area of focus that many developers were taking. Even within the realm of web development, ASP.NET MVC was a big area of focus.
I would give a similar answer with regards to ECommerce books. ECommerce is definitely a necessary and important topic for web developers, but it is not as much of a hot topic as it once was. I believe as Microsoft continues to push the One ASP.NET concept, these topics will come back into the limelight!
I really don't think there is any more to read into it than that however.