Monday, April 23, 2007

Fame and Fortune 2

To continue on the fame and fortune theme, I just got the first part of the statement wrapping up the first year of the wxPython book. (Since the book came out at the end of March, we got a first quarter statement which covered the first 10 days of the release). Anyway, I'm pleased. The fourth quarter statement was only about 5% down from the third quarter (I don't have the exact numbers). This is rather amazing to me, since the Jython book dropped about 50% from quarter to quarter over its first year. I think, but am not 100% sure, that the wx book has now outsold the Jython book. If it hasn't now, it will next quarter.

Which makes this a good place to again thank all the people who have bought the book, read the book, and said nice things about the book. It's all appreciated.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Fame And Fortune

Well, the Jython Book celebrated it's fifth anniversary with a royalty statement showing that it had sold the grand total of two copies over the previous quarter.

I think it might be played out. O'Reilly's statements don't give total accumulated sales count, just total accumulated royalties. I think it sold just on the low side of 6,000 copies, and is something like 500 short of earning out.

Meantime the wxPython book still seems to be holding it's Amazon rank, so I'm very curious what the next sales total is going to be.