Perl publishing and attracting new developers

Nicholas Clark nick at
Wed Sep 18 16:04:32 BST 2013

On Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 04:15:08PM +0200, Abigail wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 01:14:54PM +0100, gvim wrote:
> >
> > 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?
> Those are the only two options you consider? How about "there aren't
> enough people actually buying Perl books"?
> I'm sure publishers would love to publish Perl books if they can make
> money of it. But the only way to make money of books is to actually sell
> them.

Yes, exactly.

To me, more Python and Ruby books suggest that both are selling well.
So the question then becomes "why are more people buying Python and Ruby

My guess would be that (proportionally) more people feel the need to learn
those two languages.

Maybe "everyone" already feels that they know Perl well enough to blag an

Nicholas Clark

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