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Some Joomla Explained stats

Sometime in the next few days, Joomla Explained will sell copy number 10,000.

To mark the occasion, we managed to dig up some interesting stats:

  • E-books haven’t won yet. Just under 75% of the books sold were paperbacks. Just over 25% were e-books.
  • We sold 10,000 copies in approximiately 650 days. That’s approximately 15 copies per day or 100 per week.
  • The 10,000 sales weren’t evenly spread out. Here’s what the lifespan of the book has looked like, according to Amazon’s sales. Though this doesn’t include all sales of the book, these are the best statistics that most authors have available.
  • The book sold one copy for every hour it took us to write it (this is only a small exaggeration).
  • We got great reviews. Receiving an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars, Joomla Explained is currently the best reviewed Joomla book on Amazon. . Even illegal downloaders loved it. Here are the comments on a famous piracy site:

Free training if you buy Joomla Explained or Drupal 7 Explained

We’re ready to get started on selling our second 10,000 books and so we’ve got a special offer for you.

During the next week, we’re offering 1 free month at OSTraining (value $25) for anyone who purchases (or has purchased) a copy of Joomla Explained or our new Drupal 7 Explained (to be released in late May). This offer is open to everyone, whether you’re a member or not.

Here’s how to get your free training.

  1. Buy Joomla Explained or pre-order Drupal 7 Explained.
  2. Email with your receipt.
  3. We’ll take care of the rest!


  • Steve Burge

    Steve is the founder of OSTraining. Originally from the UK, he now lives in Sarasota in the USA. Steve's work straddles the line between teaching and web development.

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11 years ago

Who are these books aimed at? The Joomla book looks to be aimed at newcomers with limited knowledge.

11 years ago

I’m just into the first chapter and I am so relived it inst another boring instruction book. It gets to the point with a touch of great humor!

Thanks Steve!

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