Perl publishing and attracting new developers

Adrian Howard adrianh at
Fri Sep 20 15:48:12 BST 2013

On 19 September 2013 11:51, Abigail <abigail at> wrote:
> I'd call them niche books. If generic books don't sell, why would
> niche books?

Actually - I wouldn't be surprised if a niche Perl book did sell
better than a generic Perl book.

Perl isn't the most popular kid on the block ATM. So there are few
folk looking for general books. I wouldn't be surprised if the  market
of existing Perl devs who are looking for a decent introduction to
Catalyst/Moose/whatever could be larger than the new Perl developers
looking for general books.

("better" in this context of course does not translate to "well" ;-)


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