When my first book was published, I enjoyed searching for "iText in Action" and I blogged about every site where it was mentioned. Now that there's a second edition, I no longer have time to do so. Fortunately, the marketing department at Manning allows sites to use excerpts from the book for blog —and other— posts, giving away a promotion code for a 40% deduction. And when they do so, they tweet about it:
About a month and a half ago, my wife and I went to Paris to do a book promo. I also did an interview with Celinio Fernandes. This interview (in French) is now online: Interview de Bruno Lowagie - Créateur de la librairie iText® (Paris - 10 mars 2011) .
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|11Q1||260 - 7||6 - 0||54||211|
|11Q2||313 - 81||3 - 1||33||161|
|11Q3||369 - 30||107 - 2||48||108|
|11Q4||315 - 12||30 - 2||41||108|
|12Q1||276 - 18||1 - 1||185||122|
|12Q2||257 - 30||44 - 0||43||136|
|12Q3||222 - 29||5 - 0||26||108|
|12Q4||129 - 20||65 - 0||44||119|
|13Q1||173 - 14||25 - 0||33||82|
|13Q2||145 - 34||90 - 0||14||73|
|13Q3||141 - 11||63 - 0||12||62|
|13Q4||101 - 26||40 - 0||13||41|
|14Q1||73 - 4||80 - 1||7||280|
|14Q2||63 - 31||0 - 0||6||281|
|14Q3||69 - 5||42 - 1||8||29|
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In other words, up until now 9156 copies of the book have been sold: 5760 paper books and 3396 eBooks.
Last week, we had somebody come over for the electricity and for the floor:
This weeks will be a slow week. Normally, they'll continue working on the electricity (new fusebox, network plugs, etc...), but we have to wait 6 weeks for the lighting and we didn't contact somebody to paint the walls yet (they aren't dry enough to start painting anyway). We also didn't decide on the new office furniture yet.
I wasn't able to work in the iText Office for three weeks now. This is what the office looked like 10 days ago:
Today, the room looks like this:
Next week: electricity (wires, outlets, fusebox,...) and a new floor.
In my previous post, I showed the graph of the visits to lowagie.com in general. I wrote that you one specific blogpost was responsible for a huge peak on March 31. This inspired me to look at the stats of the two most important pages of March. The first one is the Invoice demo page.
Every month, I post the results of the itextpdf.com site on Google Analytics, and I add the results of lowagie.com as an extra. This time, I'll do it the other way around. You'll immediately notice why:
On March 31, the number of hits doubled from about 250 to about 500. Why? Because of a single blog post in Dutch: Ondernemer tegen wil en dank that was plugged on different places.
In my next blog post, we'll analyze this page as well as the stats of another popular blog post.
I still can't work in the official iText office. Next week, we'll start round two of the decoration works:
The office is split in half. This is the upper half:
This is the lower half:
They'll start with the ceiling (hence the division in two). Then they'll do the walls. Finally, we'll get a new floor.
In my previous "books I've read" blogpost, I discovered I didn't succeed meeting my goal of reading at least one book each week, so I did an effort to catch up.
I continued reading the Chronicles of Narnia, and I've read the 6th (and final) nominated book for the "Little Cervantes Award":