Some friends have drawn my attention to the fact that my 2009 book OCA Oracle Database SQL Certified Expert Exam Guide (Exam 1Z0-047) has been back at number one in Amazon’s “Oracle” books list.
I’ve observed that Amazon’s best-seller lists appear to be updated as often as hourly. So it might be at number one as I type this, but elsewhere – such as 4th or 7th – later in the day. This latest book of mine has been bouncing around in the top 10 of all Oracle books for a few months now. Every now and then it will show up as number one, perhaps about once every few days in my observation. Now – if I had privileges to query Amazon’s database, I could produce an accurate and comprehensive report. If you’re a reader of my book, you could create such a query too!
On the book’s main page, Amazon displays a “Best Seller!” flag when it hits number one, with a link to the list.
I’m sure the interest in the book is largely driven by the exam itself, of course, which is a fantastic professional credential for anyone to get. When you can add a blurb to your resume with the keywords “Oracle” and “expert” together, you’re doing treat. That being said, I’ve also received plenty of email from readers who are just honing their skills and filling in gaps in their knowledge, with or without plans to take the exam. The book is uniquely useful for that as well.
So – a huge “thank you” to all my readers! You’re the reason this is all happening, and I thank you.