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Source of software sale/buying habit data for MicroISV

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    z33driver

    Anyone know of a source of data on online sales of software?

    I want to see a breakdown by quarter and by month of software sales by category, and by price-per-unit brackets, and maybe a top-20 list.  Does anyone aggregate this type of data?  Maybe one of the shareware sale "enabler" services?

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    z33driver

    Edit: removed, double post

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    rhm

    That kind of info is hard to come by. I'd tend to look at how many people the product is supporting and estimate from that how much they are making. If all the technical support is done by the author and it looks like the website and documentation was designed by them as well, then they're probably not making a whole lot, esp. if they appear to be holding down another programming job as well.

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    z33driver

    Yeah...  I didn't have a particular ISV in mind, I'm more trying to gauge what types of software products are in demand by consumers / what are people actually really buying?  I guess I could look at popular downloads on a site like Downloads.com but its hard to know how many downloaders are converted into buyers.

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