Monday, July 17, 2006


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cyrus huffhines (bryan campen)

so exciting! I was reading Caterina's blog last Friday and ordered a copy for my birthday. And now it appears it's in SL? neato.

Moriash Moreau

So what's the price for the in-game edition?

Given that the per-issue cost is nothing (unless you count the tier cost of the few square meters taken up by the vendor object), and the initial publishing cost is minimal (Upload fees for a couple hundred textures- Falk was paid for his considerable efforts and expertise on this venture, I hope!), it seems like something on the order of the L$ equivalent of the per-book royalty on the dead tree edition would be a good start.

Not that it's any of my business, of course. But it'd be educational to see how the price was decided in this new venue, and- as you say- how the sales work out in the long run. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't this the first for-profit book promoted in your in-world book-signing events? It'll be interesting to see how an adequately publicized RL work does in SL.

In any case, he's got at least one guaranteed sale. I've read My Tiny Life (the book that grew out "A Rape in Cyberspace") several times, and followed the early weblog version of Play Money as it was being produced. I'm eager to read the book form, be it paper or prim.

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