It seems that everyone around the world has been busy writing Blender books! Earlier this week we already saw 'Introduction to Character Animation in Blender'. Now we've heard that a new Blender book was released in Japan last month: 'Blender Beginner's Bible', by Shinichi Tasaki.
Shinichi Tasaki is a former employee of Not a Number who now works for a Japanese design studio. He has been a Blender user since the release of the CKey.
Shinichi was approached by a publisher and despite the tight planning he managed to get everything done in time. He spent half a year on the preparations. The last Japanese Blender book was released in 2003 and with the much expanded functionality in Blender it was now time for a new one. 'Blender Beginner's Bible' is aimed at the beginning Blender user.
Reactions from the Japanese community are positive and Shinichi is already cautiously thinking about his next project.
Japanese books always look like works of art to me; the design and layout are usually radically different from what we see in the West. Unfortunately I didn't get any scanned pages - maybe a Japanese community member could post some?