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Millionaire authors and top-selling Computer books

With real sales being carefully hidden by publishers, we have to guess at the actual sales of computer books, but a few Google searches reveals press releases about the bestselling computer books and Oracle database books:

Scott Mueler

Upgrading and repairing PC’s – Que publishing – claims an astonishing 2,000,000 copies sold:

Scott Mueller, the book is the best-selling PC hardware book of all time, with more than two million copies sold.  

Herb Schildt

– One of the world’s most prolific computer authors with over 90 books in-print and more than 3 million copies sold.

David Flannigan

– Author of “Java In A Nutshell” by O’Reilly, the publisher claims sales of more than 700,000 copies.

Stuart McClure  -

Claims that his hacking book has sold more than a half-million copies:

In 1999, he took the lead in authoring Hacking Exposed: Network Security Secrets & Solutions, the best-selling computer-security book ever, with over 500,000 copies sold to date.

Chris Date

- In its sixth edition, the landmark book Introduction to Database Systems is said to have sold more than 300,000 copies over the past decade.

Ben Forta -

Sams Teach Yourself Sql in 10 Minutes – 100,000 copies sold

Ben Forta's best-selling SQL tutorial.   Previous editions of this best-selling book have sold over 100,000 copies worldwide.

Ralph Kimball -

The Data Warehouse ETL Toolkit

Cowritten by Ralph Kimball, the world's leading data warehousing authority, whose previous books have sold more than 150,000 copies.

Bennett, Simon   Mcrobb, Steve   Farmer, Ray

  - Authors of  Object-Oriented Systems Analysis and Design using UML claims sales of over 20,000 copies:

Top-selling Oracle database Books – Copies sold:

In the Oracle database market we see these self-reported sales numbers.  Oracle Press and O'Reilly lead the pack and Oracle Press has a seal on their new 2005 Oracle books proclaiming that “10 years – Over 2.5 million copies sold”.  It appears that a single author, Kevin Loney, is responsible for more than one-third of the total sales of Oracle Press over the past decade:

Stephen Feuerstein

claims that his O'Reilly book “Oracle PL/SQL Programming” has sold more than a quarter-million copies:

Author of "Oracle PL/SQL Programming," which has sold about 250,000 copies

Rich Niemiec

– Author of Oracle9iPerformance Tuning Tips & Techniques claims sales of more than 30,000 copies:

Scott Urman

– Oracle Press author of Oracle9i PL/SQL Programming claims sales of 140,000 copies:

Guaranteed best-seller--previous editions of this book have sold over 140,000 copies

George Koch:

With more than 100,000 copies sold, Oracle8: The Complete Reference is the "must have" book for all Oracle DBAs


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