Over 600 copies sold of my first book!

Citrix XenApp 6.5 Expert Cookbook

It’s been over a year and a half that my first book Citrix XenApp 6.5 Expert Cookbook was published by Packt Publishing. And each quarter they sent me a report on the number of books sold for the previous quarter. So here’s a quick overview of the sales reports I’ve received.


Without any spoilers: my book has sold over 630 copies!!

To me selling so many copies is so much more than I held possible. After all Citrix already released the 7.0 version of Citrix XenApp when I finally finished the book.
I’m very grateful and want to thank everyone who bought a copy of my book. I really hope it has given you some great tips and tricks to get the most out of your Citrix XenApp 6.5 infrastructure!


So for those who are interested in more detailed numbers, here they are:

2014: 2015:
Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2
213 155 89 68 51 57
Total (sum):   525   633


And yes this definitely is an extra motivation to start writing a new book and share my experiences with you once more 🙂


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).