Update on Book and PDF Sales

I haven’t been posting much lately, partly because there hasn’t been that much news, and partly because I’ve been working on new books. I thought it might be interesting to give a list of countries where the Photographer’s Guide series of books on compact digital cameras (mostly the Panasonic Lumix LX5 and Leica D-Lux 5, lately), have sold. Here is the list of countries from which at least one PDF copy of one of the books has been downloaded recently:

Belgium, Switzerland, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Malaysia, Norway, Thailand, South Africa, Brazil, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Spain,  France, Peru, Portugal, Sweden, Singapore, Netherlands, Germany, Philippines, Canada, Australia, United Kingdom, United States.

That list is for January 2011; there may be a few other countries to which copies have been sold in other months.  I occasionally get asked whether the books will be translated into languages other than English.  I wish I could get them translated into Spanish and maybe French, but it’s just not practical.  It would probably cost more to translate them than I would realize in sales.

Otherwise, the printed version of the Lumix LX5 book has been selling fairly well on Amazon.com, and the other books are selling occasionally, but this is not as big a season for book sales as November through January.

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