75-day Getting Real book stats update 18 May 2006
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The book has sold between 8000 and 14,000 copies depending on how you’re counting. We’ve completed about 8000 transactions for the book, but about 730 of those were for the 10-copy license. So if we take 730 out of 8000, and multiply 730 times 10, then add those together, we’re around 14,000.
The revenue generated so far is a hair under $175,000. The book has also generated a fair number of reviews. Thanks to everyone who’s taken the time to publish their thoughts.
We were originally shooting to sell between 20,000 and 50,000 (depending on how you count the 10-pack licenses) copies in the first year. Seeing that we’re only 75 days into it we’ll hopefully hit our target. Once we get a few more months under our belt we’ll share some sales charts to show sales growth, slowdowns, etc.
To answer an FAQ: We still don’t know if we’re going to do a print version yet. If we do it will be a second edition with some additional essays. We most likely won’t be taking the current version to print.
Thanks to everyone who’s purchased the book so far — we hope you’ve found it valuable. If you haven’t bought one, please get yourself a copy today. Once you buy it you’ll have it within minutes. Thanks again.