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Date: 2007-05-24 (00:25)
From: Jacques Garrigue <garrigue@m...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Book sales
From: Jon Harrop <jon@ffconsultancy.com>
> Tim O'Reilly recently published an article about book sales and, in 
> particular, gave a breakdown of units sold per programming language:
>   http://radar.oreilly.com/archives/2007/05/state_of_the_co_10.html
> As the author and publisher of a book on OCaml, this naturally caught my eye. 
> So I spent some time dissecting the results and the conclusions were quite 
> interesting:
>   http://ocamlnews.blogspot.com/2007/05/ocaml-revolution.html
> Most notably, we are outselling APress in terms of units sold. Also,
> the OCaml community is desperately short of cheap introductory books.

I think you're right on introductory books. At least in English.
There are several books on ocaml in French, there are already
two (cheap and good) books in Japanese, so what's wrong with English
language publishers? I would suppose there are some people ready to
write, but is it so much more difficult to get published?

Jacques Garrigue