June 25, 2011

March 5, 2011

Smashing WordPress Themes sells 1,500+ first month

I’m happy to let you all know that the preliminary report of the Smashing WordPress Themes: Making WordPress Beautiful sales for February are over 1,500 copies. That’s pretty good, a better start than the first edition of Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog got anyway.

Speaking of which, I’m surprised to see that Beyond the Blog continues to sell well over 500 copies monthly. The book is over a year old and the second edition is due in April, so I urge you to pick up Smashing WordPress Themes instead, or hold off until the Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog, 2nd Edition in April. More on that one here. Read more →

February 19, 2011

January 29, 2011

January 21, 2011

January 17, 2011

There will be a second edition of Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog

I think I’m allowed to talk about this now. If not, tough luck.

There will be a second edition of my highly popular, critically acclaimed, bestselling, insert-pr-speak-here book, Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog. The manuscript is in the hands of my editors as we speak, and those of you stalking me on Twitter or Facebook can finally rest easy knowing that this is what I’ve been working on the past few weeks.

I’ve added Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog, 2nd Edition to my books page, but there’s not much else going on over there right now. Expect it to be bigger, better, more up to date, and hopefully better syntaxed by the people doing that stuff as well. Obviously this is the version they’ll be translating when launching the book in Portuguese.

Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog, 2nd Edition is tentatively slated for release in April 2011.

Now go and buy Smashing WordPress Themes, it’s out next week!

January 6, 2011

Smashing WordPress Themes on bookshelves this month

There’s been some concern about the release date of my upcoming book, Smashing WordPress Themes: Making WordPress Beautiful, since some online retailers (I’m looking at you, Amazon) have been reporting March launch dates. This is entirely inaccurate and is due to some technical glitch between the publisher’s systems and Amazon’s.

Smashing WordPress Themes: Making WordPress Beautiful is due January 24th in the US, and a few weeks later in the UK. If you live in Europe, but not in the UK, then the book might very well reach you prior to the UK release, at least that was the case with Smashing WordPress: Beyond the Blog.

You can pre-order Smashing WordPress Themes: Making WordPress Beautiful from Amazon here.

December 14, 2010

October 10, 2010

Simple Pfolio theme tease

The Smashing WordPress Themes book is obviously the one solution for all your theming needs, but even if you don’t feel advanced enough as a user to build themes from the ground up yourself you can benefit. You see, in the wake of the book three new themes will be released. One is called Simple Pfolio and I thought I’d post a screenshot snapped sometime along the road.

It is a 3.0+ theme and will be available for free soon enough. For now, this is all you’ll get.

September 18, 2010