[OSM-talk] OSM book
david at frankieandshadow.com
Fri Oct 15 11:14:43 BST 2010
At http://blog.geofabrik.de/?p=68 Frederick said of the OSM book, now
out in English, "The book is of course a niche product as books go —
with roughly 4,000 copies sold altogether."
I think you sell yourself short: 4,000 copies is good, and is before
*any* English language sales. I gather a typical print run for a new
book in general is under 5,000 and 4,000-7,000 is 'a damned good job. A
I'll certainly look forward to reading it now it's in English.
Congratulations. (As I live round the corners from the publisher, maybe
I should just pop round and ask for one! I see they are also the
publishers for David Mackay's book "Sustainable Energy without the hot
air" which is also available as a free PDF and I have just finished
 http://www.paulmikos.com/2008/10/average-book-sales.html - actually
the quote is for fiction, but the article then goes on to say "In my
experience, these numbers hold true for trade sales in all book
categories", "7,000+ copies = you're a star."
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