You might remember that a week after the Pro Drupal Development book shipped, it cracked the Amazon top-100. The book remains in the 4,000-5,000 rank at Amazon, where it has 28 reviews and an average of 5/5 stars.

Well, John VanDyk, co-author of the Pro Drupal Development book, wrote in to say that during the first 2.5 months (April, May, June) more than 6,000 copies were sold. And this number doesn't include sales data for July, August, September or October.

Without a doubt, these numbers are truly amazing. It is simply astounding to think that in a few short months one book has given the world 10,000 new or greatly improved Drupal developers. It blows my mind.

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I guess this explains why publishers are looking for Drupal book authors. And in case you are wondering, there is still room for more Drupal books.


Khalid - 2bits (not verified):

When I was presenting on Drupal in Cairo back in August, some developers have bought the electronic version of the book. This is cheaper for them as well as incurs no shipping cost.

The point to John is: is the 6,000 include these too, or just the print? If it is only paper copies, then I imagine the figure is even higher.

Congratulations John and Matt. Job well done!

John (not verified):

Combining the print and electronic copies actually puts us over 6400.