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Everyone else is making money but me.........

Well, not really.  I find that people seem to always think that others are making huge money from whatever they are doing. 

On a personal front, you would be amazed at the number of peole that think I am rich from writing a computer programming book.  It is only after you sit down with them and disect the economics of writing a book that it becomes obvious that writing a book is not a huge money maker for the authors of most technology books.  In fact, I would classify writing a technology book as falling under the area of money-loser.

Another example.  Do you think that online music is a big money maker for the online music stores?  Think again.  This article seems to question the viability of online music stores because of the fairly small margins.  Is the article real or merely propoganda to be used against the music labels?  That's for someone else to decide.


Posted: Sep 27 2004, 07:27 AM by Wallym | with 1 comment(s)
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Sahil Malik said:

I just finished authoring a book on ADO.NET and I must say .. Damn right .. writing a book is a truckload of work. But it isn't because of the money, but the learning experience that makes one write a book. Plus it's a 800 page resume.
# September 27, 2004 9:01 AM