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Re: Pricing and distribution question


I agree with Chris below. Also, if we find that it doesn't increase the
sales (by having more than one distribution channel), I'd find out if
you can go back to just CreateSpace + Amazon for the lower cost. If so,
I'd give it from the next manual (the LTS) to the following LTS manual,
and decide whether to keep the multiple channels or not.

Have a great day.:)

On Sun, 2013-11-10 at 13:27 -0600, Kevin Godby wrote: 
> Hello, everyone.
> We publish our manual through CreateSpace.com. In addition to making
> the manual available for purchase through CreateSpace.com, they also
> offer additional distribution channels including Amazon.com.
> Recently, CreateSpace has offered three new distribution channels:
> 1. Bookstores and Online Retailers. Make your book available to online
> and offline retailers such as Barnes & Noble and to distributors such
> as Ingram and NACSCORP.
> 2. Libraries and Academic Institutions. Make your book available
> through Baker & Taylor to libraries and academic institutions.
> 3. CreateSpace Direct. Make your book available to certified resellers
> through our wholesale website.
> However, if I opt to have our manuals made available through these new
> channels, it raises the minimum price of the manual.
> For example, Getting Started with Ubuntu 13.10 (English edition)
> currently has a minimum price of $4.49.  If I enable the new channels,
> the manual may be available to more people (if bookstores and
> libraries buy it), but the minimum price would become $6.73.
> I wanted to get everyone's opinion on what we should do here. Should
> we make our manual available through more channels but at a higher
> cost or should we try to keep costs as low as possible and provide the
> manual only through CreateSpace and Amazon?
> (Note that this doesn't have any impact on the free PDF downloads that
> we provide. They will always remain free.)
> Thanks for your thoughts!
> —Kevin Godby
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