Bob Walsh has been very active in the microISV world over the last year and this week his book Micro-ISV: From Vision to Reality is being released. Bob has been a contributor here at microISV.com as well as moderating the Joel on Software - The Business of Software forums, and that’s only in his spare time. Bob currently runs Safari Software which sells his product MasterList Professional. Because of all of his efforts, I wanted to learn more about his microISV business and his experiences writing the book.
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I first heard about CDBaby at a Billy Pilgrim concert back in 2000 or 2001 (oh, how I wish they’d make more CDs available) and when I checked out the site then I immediately thought it was the perfect example of how to use the internet as a platform for small business. Looking at it today, I still feel the same way.
Derek Sivers, the founder of CDBaby, has built a business that started as a hobby simply so he could market his own CD without having a distribution deal. Seven years later, CDBaby has become home to over 100,000 independent musicians resulting in the sale of over 1.7 million CDs…all with one programmer.
This month’s microISV profile is of Clarke Scott, founder of Vivid Software. Clarke is developing a CRM application that is not yet launched so we have another view of the microISV life that hasn’t been profiled yet.
Nick Bradbury shares his experience gained from creating three successful shareware applications as well as some insights that many can use while on your own path to creating a successful shareware application.
Steve Troxell of Krell Software is a successful microISV who has created several tools for SQL Server users and developers. Steve has been kind enough to share his experiences of being a microISV and offers some great advice to those who are looking to do the same.
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