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  1.  (7148.21)
    No plans to collect those.
    • CommentTimeNov 4th 2009
    This is exciting

    Can't wait to see how the end product compares to "proper books".

    So a complete tard like me can get published?

    Bang On!
  2.  (7148.23)
    Hour 5, 143 copies sold. So, yeah, some loss of velocity after the first hour. (Which was pm in the UK and am on the West Coast.)
    • CommentTimeNov 4th 2009
    And obviously, some of us are forced to wait a bit. I know I'll be getting it, I just don't know when. Long-term sales will probably be just as important, if not moreso, than the initial push. Considering your entire marketing push has consisted of Twitter retweets and, you're probably fine, eh? At least for now.

    I do note that I haven't gotten a Bad Signal about the release... maybe that would give a bit of a spike, too?
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeNov 4th 2009
    There's a couple of lulu books I want to pick up, so I'll probably sort out a single order and get them all at once at some point this week.
  3.  (7148.26)
    The Signal's down, the server got moved and something bad happened.
    • CommentAuthorJJVV
    • CommentTimeNov 4th 2009
    Ordered! Looking forward to receiving and reading it!! Even paid for slightly accelerated shipping!
  4.  (7148.28)
    Order my copy. Looking forward to it.
    • CommentAuthorDee_Noir
    • CommentTimeNov 4th 2009
    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    What's that!? Another excuse for me to not tidy my room or work on my MA dissertation? And from the insane electronic quill of author Warren Ellis? Of course I'll be ordering a copy, and I look forward to commenting on it. Maybe I'll do something for the student newspaper that I work for, since you asked so nicely. A review perhaps. I'll link you the PDF if that happens. Although I should mention that no one actually buys a book based on the strength of a review in a student newspaper, so it'll be more of an intellectual excercise in reception and flattery more than anything productive to the aim of feeding your children.

    I was wondering - a book printed using POD on Lulu, like this one... well, how much money do you get per copy sold? Is there a decent profit margin? I don't want to be rude, but I've heard it's totally shit. Like you get about 3-5p for each book you sell. Is this true?
    • CommentAuthorPhranky
    • CommentTimeNov 4th 2009
    That opening paragraph is kind of interesting; it explains why I have loads of ideas but yet can never turn up on time for anything. It's either that or I have brain damage. Maybe both.
  5.  (7148.31)
    Like you get about 3-5p for each book you sell. Is this true?

    Not even close to true. Look through the system yourself.
  6.  (7148.32)
    At what point will you consider the experiment a success?
    Do you have a number in your head that needs to be hit for you to say "OK. Now another one" or are you letting this run its course, no strings attached?
  7.  (7148.33)
    I ordered it.
    Had been considering Wil Wheaton's Memories of the Future for a while, after listening to his podcast every week, but baulked a little at the shipping.
    Now there were 2 books I fancied, I went for it.

    So either I bought Wil's book because of you, or yours because of him.
    Either way, you both get a win.

    Although Wil is a bigger hero because buying his book sends an automated Thank You note, which was a nice surprise.
  8.  (7148.34)
    Letting it run its course, Long Tail style, haha. Sort of. We'll see.
  9.  (7148.35)
    Although Wil is a bigger hero because buying his book sends an automated Thank You note, which was a nice surprise.

    Shit. I didn't know that. Or even that you could do that. Heh.
  10.  (7148.36)
    And that's 200 books in under ten hours.
  11.  (7148.37)
    Ordered it and pimped it out a few places as well. Really looking forward to reading it. If it's as good as I anticipate, I'll probably pick up a few copies to leave at the coffee shop or give to friends.
  12.  (7148.38)
    I'm pretty skint right now, and I've got a stack of books about 3/4 of a foot tall to read, so I won't be grabbing this for a little while, but I certainly will get it eventually.

    I'm interested in how the whole POD thing works out too, but the idea of doing the design work myself is frightening (and in my experience, my designer friends are usually too busy with other work to help me out, even when I offer to pay them).
  13.  (7148.39)
    I want one. And I would assume that after selling the first copy, it had to have been considered a financial success, as Warren wrote all that stuff as free ramblings over the past however many years (5?). Unless he had been working up to having enough material for some sort of release that entire time. Even then, he isn't losing anything except for theoretical time that has already long since passed, so it's all profit, really.
  14.  (7148.40)
    Ordered my copy