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   Re: [xml-dev] Re: xml, books

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"Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com> writes:

> igraham@ic-unix.ic.utoronto.ca (Ian Graham) writes:
> >Is there any data explaining 'why' people by technical (e.g. XML)
> >books?  
> The main theories are that people buy books:
> * Because they NEED them to solve an immediate problem
> * Because they FEAR they won't keep their job if they don't learn it
> * Because they WANT to expand their knowledge in a particular area
> * Because they want to GIVE a book to someone else

Do you target books toward a specific category on this list? I've just
gone though Dave P's FO which I *bought* and paged through some months
ago because of (3) but which I didn't *read* until (1) happened. Having
read it, I'm not sure which category it could fit best.

Do you have (or release) statistics on how many copies of a given
title yo sell? Can you say if books that are available online sell
better or worse than those that aren't? Norman Walsh's DocBook for

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