Scott Kelby: No. 1 top-selling computer book author of 2007!
Earlier this month, Peachpit officially announced that 2007 marked Scott Kelby's fourth year in a row as the No. 1, top-selling computer book author, according to Nielsen BookScan data. A huge congratulations go out to Scott for such an amazing accomplishment and phenomenal year!
Last year, Scott wrote six books: The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Book for Digital Photographers; The Adobe Photoshop CS3 Book for Digital Photographers; The iPhone Book; Scott Kelby's 7-Point System for Adobe Photoshop CS3; The iPod Book (4th edition); and The Digital Photography Book, Volume 2. Among the many awards and accolades for the books was Professional Photographer magazine's Hot One award for The Adobe Photoshop CS3 Book for Digital Photographers (the only book to win a Hot One award this year), as well as Amazon's Editors' Pick of The iPhone Book (coauthored by Terry White) as the No. 1 Computer & Internet Book of 2007.
Nancy Aldrich-Ruenzel, Peachpit publisher and VP of Pearson Technology Group, had this to say:
“I would challenge anyone to find an author in any discipline, not just computer books, who is more loyal and committed to their readers’ satisfaction than Scott Kelby. He delivers what readers need and want time and time again: fresh techniques, fresh imagery, and a down-to-earth, conversational teaching style. He is incredibly deserving of this top spot in computer book publishing for the fourth year in a row—an amazing feat, and we are immensely proud to be Scott's publishing partner.”
You can read a recent Q&A between Nancy and Scott here.
Additionally, in 2007 Scott launched an online video training service (at KelbyTraining.com); his Photoshop conference, Photoshop World, sold out at record capacity for the first time; and his organization, the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, reached the 70,000-member milestone. If I could have been responsible for just one of those things, I would be really proud of myself. Honestly, I'd kick back and take a few weeks off, bask in the glory. He did them all and keeps chugging along.
And if the first couple of months of 2008 are any indication, this year, too, promises to be a great, busy year. Scott has already worked with Joe McNally on his brand-new book, The Moment It Clicks, which has been incredibly well received in the month since it's been published. Scott's podcast, Photoshop User TV, has recently made the leap to national television. And Scott's newest book, The Photoshop Elements 6 Book for Digital Photographers, coauthored with Matt Kloskowski, is at the printer now.