Manning has something called MEAP (Manning Early Access Programme), where they make available unedited drafts of chapters for people who apply for MEAP. It’s not free, but they usually give one free MEAP chapter. My book’s chapter 1 is now available for free from the Manning MEAP page for my book (other MEAP chapters are available too, but those are not free). Interested folks can go to www.manning.com/sivakumar/ and read my first chapter for free (remember that this is an unedited draft though). Feel free to give me your feedback either via the Manning author forum or via this blog.