Book sales report H1

Today I received my second book sales report from Packt Publishing on my Citrix XenApp 6.5 Expert Cookbook. And with receiving the numbers for the second quarter, I’m very proud of the results for the first half of 2014.


My book has sold over 350 copies. How cool is that?!?!

It feels great to know that my hard work in writing this book filled with practical tips & tricks to enable administrators and engineers to improve their Citrix XenApp designs, troubleshooting skills, and XenApp farm performance and automation has enabled me to share my knowledge with the Citrix community. I made sure it is money well spent, so thank you all for buying this book and sharing the knowledge!


So for those who are interested in the exact numbers, here they are:

Format Q1 Q2 H1 2014
Ebooks 111 91 202
Packtlib 6 5 11
Print books 96 59 155
Total     368


Esther Barthel
Solutions Architect at cognition IT

Esther has been working in different roles and functions as an IT consultant ever since she finished her Masters degree in Computer Science in 1997. She has worked as a web developer, database administrator, and server administrator until she discovered how Server-Based Computing ( SBC ) combined servers, desktops, and user experience in one solution. Esther has been specializing in virtualization solutions such as SBC, VDI, application, and server virtualization for over eight years now and is currently working as a Senior Consultant at PepperByte, where she designs and implements Citrix® solutions for both small-business and large-enterprise infrastructures scaling from 100 to 15,000 users.
In january 2014 her first book Citrix XenApp 6.5 Expert Cookbook was published by Packt Publishing.

Esther is awarded as a Citrix Technology Professional (CTP) from 2015 - 2017.
Esther is awarded as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in 2017.

Esther is a Citrix Certified Expert – Virtualization (CCE-V), Citrix Certified Professional – Mobility (CCP-M), Citrix Certified Professional – Networking (CCP-N) and RES Software Certified Professional (RCP).