david.goodenough at btconnect.com
Mon Sep 28 12:59:14 CEST 2009
On Monday 28 September 2009, S C ribus wrote:
> And they don't expect
> > to publish
> > more than ten books.
> I would say with the way they handled this print run they're probably going
> to get a Raspberry award and never get enough customers for 10 books.
> I was thinking that for a second edition it could possibly be more
> efficient to have them printed in one go and stored in one place, and ship
> them ourselves. How much capital would a 1,000 or 2,000 run require? If 20%
> of the stock is sold on preorder, and postage costs are prepaid, this will
> possibly cover 45%-60% of printing cost, we would simply need someone to
> pick the stock up at a local printshop and have the storage room and the
> spare time to bring them to the post office in batches every Saturday
> morning. We could save more time and money by prepacking them individually.
> By the way THANKS to Christofer and all Scribus developers for keeping
> their heads relatively cool and their great work on the manual.
> BTW Who would follow me on the "donate a manual" initiative - burn a CD,
> give your first edition to a local library once you have your second
> edition in hand? We could make a list on the wiki and a to-donate list of
> cities with a suitable library to donate to.
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Have you thought of getting it onto the list of those bookshops which do
on the spot printing. I have no idea how this is done, but there are a
number of such bookshops (or rather chains of bookshops) in the UK
that do this now, and I understand that it is spreading. That way there
are no up front printing costs, but you still get your royalty.
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