At 5/28/10 08:00 AM, HeavyTank wrote:
Hm, okay, the contest rules are clear, but I want to know a bit more about the publishing part..you said that you'll publish it (indirectly), which obviously means that the book will be printed..and you also said that it would be available only in the NG store..
But for anyone not living in the US postage fees will probably double the price someone has to pay, so why not make it also available via pdf so that anyone who's interested can buy it, no matter where he lives?
Also, on a side note, I feel that it's pretty ridiculous that even if you get your story published you should actually BUY the anthology..I've never seen that happen before, authors always get a copy of their book (even if it's a digital copy, which means that nobody loses any profit there)
I don't mind giving author's digital copies, but selling digital copies in the store begets sharing & piracy. Anyhow, it will be available in the lulu store as well, so it may be that we can find a way to reduce costs for those over seas.
And anyhow, if this were really a joint endeavor everyone would be putting in more than the cost of a single book to make sure it was published. Tom said he was willing to help with the publishing when time came, so circumstances might change (especially since I was planning on financing this all myself).
I can't say I don't feel a little insulted at the insinuations you're making, but I also understand that as an author it would be great to have a copy and some sort of recompense for participating. The only thing I can say is that I do not plan on profiting off of this book, and as such I do not feel there is an obligation to provide more than the already great reward of being published. If there is any profit that isn't rolled into a fund for another anthology, it'll be split equally among the writers. So, unless conditions change, I'll not be sinking an extra $200 that I don't have into providing each participant with a copy. That said, conditions can change and be reevaluated, so a final decision on that matter couldn't even be made or predicted until I actually have something to publish.