5 best-selling SAS Press books of 2014

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When it comes to exchanging gifts at Christmas, my brother and I have a tradition of buying each other books. Even when he lived away in Chicago, and everyone else in the world was buying eBooks, I could always count on a big, heavy box delivered to my house each year filled with new authors and titles he thought I’d enjoy.

If you’re buying for a book lover, who also uses SAS, our list of the best-selling books this year might be a helpful shopping guide.

Top 5 Books

  1. The Little SAS Book: A Primer, Fifth Edition
  2. Big Data Analytics: Turning Big Data into Big Money
  3. SAS Certification Prep Guide: Base Programming for SAS 9, Third Edition
  4. SAS For Dummies, Second Edition
  5. Learning SAS by Example: A Programmer’s Guide

We also have a holiday spectacular sale going on right now with 75 percent off select titles.

The best part about giving someone a book is hunting for that special one that you think they’ll enjoy. I stumbled upon the perfect book for my brother months ago and it’s something he’ll never guess. I can’t wait until he opens it!

Do you have a similar book tradition with family or friends? Please share in the comments section.


About Author

Maggie Miller

Education and Training

+ Maggie Miller was formerly a communications specialist at SAS. You'll likely find her writing blogs, shooting videos and sharing it all on social media. She has nearly ten years of journalism experience that she brings to her writing to help you learn and grow with SAS. Follow on Twitter @maggiemiller0


  1. Thanks for The Top 5 List, but what is on, say, The Top 20 List?

    I'm cautious about selecting books for family or friends, lest my assessment of what they will like is wrong. However, I think that books of humor SHOULD always be a safe choice. P.G. Wodehouse was prolific, and his books are always fun, even if many of them are formulaic.

    I recently discovered the "Letters from a Nut" series by Ted L. Nancy. After opening one as a gift on Christmas Eve a few years ago, I couldn't stop reading and couldn't stop laughing.

    • Maggie Miller

      Hi LeRoy,
      Thanks for your comment. Maybe I'll have to update this post with a Top 20.
      I agree with you on humorous books. In fact, I got my brother a funny cookbook this year that I know he'll get a kick out of. I hope you have a happy holiday with lots of laughs! -Maggie

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