Picking on O’Reilly here, but if the shoe fits, wear it : People who submit errata for paid books should at least have the chance to be rewarded for their effort (a prize drawing, etc). No? Motivate refinement toward excellence.
Update: See comment below from Allen @ O’Reilly. It’s in the works.
An aside to really pick on O’Reilly now, searching on oreilly.com for “errata” provides absolutely zero useful information on how and where to submit errata for an O’Reilly book.
This flies in the face of the following tweet. Tim, practice what you preach!
Here’s the mentioned Report An Error website from the tweet.
Update: O’Reilly is going to take care of this, according to Tim O.