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Paul Vick

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Paul Vick is a Tech Lead on Visual Basic at Microsoft Corp.
I'm rich, I'm rich! Posted: Oct 11, 2004 12:18 AM
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Well, not really. However, I did get my first royalty check for The Visual Basic .NET Programming Language this week, which was exciting. Since this was my first book, I had no idea at all: a) how many books I might sell and b) how much that might mean in royalties. I was just hoping that it might bring in enough to, you know, go to McDonalds for a dinner or two.

I still have no idea if the book is selling "well," since I have no idea what to compare the numbers to, but the royalties were quite a bit more than I had imagined. (Which may be more of a testament to my pessimistic expectations than to the size of the check.) I mean, it's not like it's a huge amount of money and I'm certainly not quitting my day job yet to write full time - I'll leave that to the Petzolds of the world - but it ain't nothin'. I still haven't done the calculation yet, though, to figure out what the current "per hour" rate would have been for writing the book. That might still be a bit depressing...

Now just go out there and buy, buy, buy the book! Buy a second, third, fourth copy! Perish the thought that sales should fall off and I'd have to go back to buying lottery tickets to fuel my dreams of vast wealth...

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