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Friday October 04, 2002
05:24 AM

Buy More Books

[ #8165 ]

Yesterday I got my royalty statement for sales of Data Munging with Perl in the first six months of 2002. It's clear to me that not enough of you have been buying the book. How many copies have you bought? Surely you need more. And don't forget that christmas is coming and it makes a perfect gift for all of your friends and family.

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  • I believe you mean here [manning.com] (one fewer 'n's).

    I'm liking Manning as a publisher. with your book, and (all but one of) the others they have published [manning.com], and with Japhy's RE book (whenever he gets it done), they're really shaping up to have a quality Perl line. Few other publishers have such a ratio of hits/misses.

    Almost makes me want to write a book for them =)
    --
      ---ict / Spoon
  • One for home, one for the office and one as a birthday gift. I was toying with buying the digital version but eugh...pdf.
  • I mean, we all know about your book, thanks to your incessing shameless plugs ;--) so either we already bought it (I bought the print AND pdf version) and liked it or we won't.
    Seriously, my guess is that the only people who know that Manning publishes great Perl books are probably members of the "core" Perl community, people who attend conferences, participate in Perl Monger groups, read use Perl and PerlMonks etc... which is maybe 10 000 people worldwide, who can't buy every Perl book available, not matter
    --
    mirod
  • we get our statements monthly. there's nothing quite like seeing your returns and sales on equal footing, even knowing (hoping?) it's not representative.

    and yes, everyone ought to buy more books :)
  • Perhaps you could re-release it as
    Data Mining with Perl.
    More buzzword compliant.

    --
    dc