Since more than ten years we are writing and publishing books about open source software, mainly about Joomla and Drupal.
We started with Pearson Education Germany, with whom we have had for many years a good partnership.
Many years ago, we decided to publish while writing, which was supported by Pearson Education Germany to a certain extend.
However, times are changing, and the publishing industry is not changing that fast, until today.
Since two years we are a publisher by ourselves.
Our books are freely available on our website in HTML and PDF, and of course, you can still buy them either as ePub or as a real books via Amazon.
And today, we reached the 500,000 downloads for the Joomla books! There are only few countries, where we had no downloads from, e.g. Chad, North Korea, South Sudan, Lesotho, Central African Republic.
Why did we decided to end the contract with a big publishing house and do all the work by ourselves?
First of all, it's not about money, you can't get rich, it's even difficult to earn a substantial part for your living.
There are some other reasons behind: