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    • CommentAuthorTheDeeMan
    • CommentTimeNov 9th 2009
    I'm new around here so I haven't been around to hear you talk about POD. But POD's and Lulu in particular is something that a lot of us small time indy guys have been using for years now. Mostly for GN's. It's not cost effective so single issue series. I published a trade of my webcomic GAAK thru Lulu. I LOVE their distribution package which gets you into online retailers. A BIG help if you're going to POD because folks are still rather reluctant totrust a name they don't really know but will buy from Amazon or Barnes&Noble quick as a whip.

    I'm just curious as to what made you decide to go POD, Warren, instead of publishing thru one of the big time companies? Remember, if you've mentioned this before, I'm rather new and would be hearing it for the first time. :)


    THE CONTINENTALS. Murder, mystery, intrigue, adventure--And steampunk!
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    Remember, if you've mentioned this before, I'm rather new and would be hearing it for the first time. :)

    Remember, if you're new, neither the search function nor google are broken.
    • CommentTimeNov 10th 2009 edited
    Just arrived home to find the book on my hallway floor. But now I have to go to the dentist for a root canal. 'Tis a bitter-sweet day.
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    My copy arrived today - it looks very nice. Have only dipped in briefly so far, will get to a real read later.

    Technical Question - What fonts did you use for the front cover? It looks great.
      CommentAuthorGreg SBB!
    • CommentTimeNov 10th 2009 edited
    The swineflu vaccine I got yesterday totally fucked my immune system over (what's the point in getting a shot if you actually get what you're trying to avoid PLUS swollen arm-welts?), so I'm ploughing through it while dosing up on Lemsip and Sudafed.

    Well done, it's rather good (and some articles I fondly remember are in there too) and Ariana's done a superior job on the design. I was also pleasantly surprised by the build quality of the book.
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeNov 10th 2009
    This evening I was going to sit and play the new Modern Warfare videogame, but my copy of Shivering Sands has turned up so I'm going to read that instead. In spite of (and, if truth be told, mainly because of) the fact that I've had the kind of day where shooting a bunch of virtual terrorists full of bullets and immersing myself in some classic noughties 'America! Fuck Yeah!' actually appeals.

    So, pizza, coffee, and Shivering Sands.

    See you on the other side.
    • CommentAuthorWinther
    • CommentTimeNov 10th 2009
    I just bought a copy. Treat yourself. (I mean, nothing large, obviously. It's just one more book, after all. Maybe that sandwich you talked about last year...)
      CommentAuthorGreg SBB!
    • CommentTimeNov 10th 2009
    If it's not a rude question, where are you with orders now post-Bad Signal backlog?

    Finished it earlier, btw. A top read.
    • CommentAuthorchris g
    • CommentTimeNov 10th 2009
    How's the tally looking?
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    Just got my copy today. It looks very nice, feels well made. It's the first POD book I've ever bought, so I'm looking at it different then most book purchases, examining things a bit more. Now I need to sit down and read it tonight...
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    Bought! Delivery time to Australia is about 10 days...

    (looks expectantly at calendar)
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    Copies should have started arriving with people now.

    Haven't had the overnights, but one week in, we've sold at least 400 copies.
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    Got my copy in the mail on Tuesday, started reading, enjoyed, repeat!

    The design is great and it is so easy to pick up and just read.
    • CommentTimeNov 11th 2009
    On the walk home last night I got hit and flung about by some asshole in an SUV. Everything in the shoulder bag I was wearing got totaled except, miraculously, the bottle of whiskey.

    When I arrived home (without serious injury), Shivering Sands was waiting for me, so in the final tally, a pretty good night.

    Also, since my travel mug was one of the things destroyed in the hit and run, here's an excuse to replace it with a "where's my fucking coffee" or Freakangels one.
    • CommentTimeNov 11th 2009
    @agitpunkt: Ellis loves you and wants you to be happy. He has a purpose for your whiskey.
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    -oh my! Glad you're okay!
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    Not that it is anything close to being my business, but what was the arrangement between you and Ariana on this? Does she get a percentage of sales, or was she paid as work-for-hire? I ask, fundamentally, 'cause I got this idea of an anthology, and I was wondering if there was a Division Of Spoils function embedded in the whole POD thingy. And also, ya know, we would all like to see Ellison's Last Dangerous Visions someday, and the numbers you've been posting would put a bee in his bonnet at some level, I'm sure....
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    Ariana gets a percentage of sales.
    • CommentAuthorJJVV
    • CommentTimeNov 12th 2009
    Got my copy yesterday - gorgeous looking book!
    • CommentTimeNov 12th 2009
    I am a poor lady these days, but I think I've successfully manipulated my fiancee into ordering me a copy. Boobs are powerful stuff. ;)