James D. Murray (email@example.com)
> But I
> can't even begin to guess how one would go about estimating the actual
> readership of any given FAQ...
I'd suggest using methods found in the book publishing industry. One person
may buy a book, but multiple people may read it (of course, one person may
buy many books, but one assumes each of those books will be read by at least
one person). A publisher might guess for each book bought there are 2.5
readers of that book. And they might say for every person that contacts the
author/publsher there are another 1000 (2500, 5000, whatever) people who have
also read (or at least used) the book.
James D. Murray POB 70 Tel: 714.288.0141 firstname.lastname@example.org Orange, CA 92666 USA Fax: 714.832.9924
Maintainer of the Graphics File Formats FAQ on comp.graphics and coauthor of the O'Reilly book "Encyclopedia of Graphics File Formats".
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