Perl publishing and attracting new developers
joel at fysh.org
Wed Sep 18 14:07:31 BST 2013
Funny, you usually do give the strong impression that you're trolling at
best, and that you don't read the replies other people send, so I'm
probably wasting my time here... However, I'm going to turn this question
round and ask which publishers you've approached to offer them Perl books?
On 18 September 2013 14:14, gvim <gvimrc at gmail.com> wrote:
> I don't mean to troll. In fact, to quote Stevan Little, "I totally asshat
> Perl" :) but when I saw this today:
> ... I couldn't help thinking Perl is getting left behind.
> A contributing factor seems to be the narrow range of Perl books published
> in recent years despite the Modern Perl renaissance. If you look at the
> number of Ruby/Rails/Sinatra and Python books published in the last 5 years
> compared with Perl the contrast is stark. There are stacks of Ruby and
> Rails books covering very specialised applications. Perl books, by
> contrast, tend to be just general tomes - Perl Best Practices, Programming
> Perl, Modern Perl, Pro Perl etc. We have one decent web framework book on
> Catalyst by Apress, if you discount the first effort by Packt, compared
> with stacks of Rails and Sinatra books.
> Take a look at these new, vibrant publishing companies:
> Not a single Perl title. Surely Moose, Mojolicious or Dancer would have
> been a candidate?
> Something's gone wrong. Is it that publishers are not interested in
> publishing Perl books or that Perl authors aren't writing about interesting
> and specific applications of Perl?
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