Mark Watson

Java, Clojure, and Ruby consultant specializing in artificial intelligence and web engineering


I am the author of 16 published books on Artificial Intelligence, Java, Ruby, Common LISP, Semantic Web, NLP, C++, Linux, Scheme, and Windows.

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Self publishing business

After 20 years of writing for the publishers Springer-Verlag, McGraw-Hill, Morgan Kaufman, APress, Sybex, M&T Press, and J. Wiley (see my books page), in 2013 I started a side business of self publishing my current writing projects. The advantages of self publishing are total freedom of topics and higher earnings per book sold. Please check out:

New! April 12, 2014: first edition of my book Build Intelligent Systems with JavaScript is now available for a minimum price of $4 in PDF, Kindle, and iPad formats.

July 21, 2013: a new 3rd edition of my book Loving Common Lisp, or the Savvy Programmer's Secret Weapon is now available for a minimum price of $4 in PDF, Kindle, and iPad formats.

June 29, 2013: a new 4th edition of my book Practical Artificial Intelligence Programming With Java is now available for a minimum price of $4 in PDF, Kindle, and iPad formats.