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Old 01-03-2017, 09:31 PM   #11
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Default Re: How to be a GURPS GM reprint "being prepared" on Createspace

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Yes, we're using CreateSpace to print the copies of HTBAGGM that so many of you added on as part of your DF RPG Kickstarter pledge.

After we've printed and fulfilled all of those orders (to ship alongside physical copies of the DF RPG box), we plan to make HTBAGGM available for general purchase via Amazon and CreateSpace -- just like we're doing for Magic, Thaumatology, and Ultra-Tech.

ObDisclaimer: All plans subject to change at the whims of Fate and the Secret Masters.
Hmm. So CreateSpace is being used for a normal distribution type run and than POD afterwards?
This is really surprising, or is it the kickstarter run is too small to get the typical volume discounts? If not that could be a gamechanger for the industry as a whole.
Either way its probably great news for GURPS.
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Old 01-04-2017, 01:19 AM   #12
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Default Re: How to be a GURPS GM reprint "being prepared" on Createspace

Added this to the 2017 Speculation Thread and in checking thing I see the other books set up for this have a link on thier GURPS Book page.
So we dont have to track the POD links but can decide right form there if we want digital, W23 or POD.
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Old 01-04-2017, 10:42 AM   #13
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This is really surprising, or is it the kickstarter run is too small to get the typical volume discounts?
Basically. By definition, you can see that the print run needed to satisfy the DF RPG backers cannot exceed 1,587 copies of HTBBAGM. And, obviously, it's smaller than that. By comparison, most large-scale printing companies deal with runs in the thousands if not tens or hundreds of thousands.

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So we dont have to track the POD links but can decide right form there if we want digital, W23 or POD.
More accurately, you can decide if you want digital (W23), POD (CreateSpace*), or POD (Amazon*). We aren't doing POD for books that are still in print.

* These two are basically the same thing on the back end, but one may be more convenient for a given customer than the other.
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