[Catalyst] New Apress book on Safari Books Online

Ashley apv at sedition.com
Fri Jul 31 02:26:06 GMT 2009

On Jul 28, 2009, at 1:01 PM, Jonathan Rockway wrote:
> * On Fri, Jul 24 2009, Ali M. wrote:
>> In that case can you post numbers, how many copies the book sold?
>> This can be a good health check indication for how well the framework
>> is perceived and how popular it it!
>> Maybe JRockway can also tell us how many copies his book sold!
> This data is generally not supposed to be disclosed.  But, I can say
> with confidence that there are many thousands of Catalyst users -- way
> more than you'd expect from reading the mailing list or irc channel.
> (And the cat list / channel are among the busiest Perl forums.)
> (Sales have not dropped off much, either.)

I feel compelled out of a sense of honesty to announce that most
of the sales were to me.

I mistakenly bought 17,645 copies in the belief they were signed
by the author. A fortune teller had promised me he was about
to shoot the President and I expected to make a mint. Bad luck
on all accounts.


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