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Re: Pricing and distribution question
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On Nov 10, 2013 6:44 PM, "Jim Connett" <jimandmarcy@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I don't think we're going to see a surge of downloaders because we widened
> our distribution net and raised the price. Not saying it's a bad idea to
> broaden our exposure, but Ubuntu IS a free operating system and if I'm
> looking for a manual that's getting close to $10, then I'm hitting
> amazon.com and looking for professionally published material. That's just
> Do we have any statistics showing how many buyers we currently have
> through our current distribution channels?
> --sent from my Samsung Galaxy S III phone
> On Nov 10, 2013 4:44 PM, "Mario H. Burgos" <mario@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> +1 to raise the price/add distribution channels.
>> Mario Burgos
>> IT Consultant - PetrieLabs
>> *Cell*: 408.859.9355
>> *Email*: mario@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> On Sun, Nov 10, 2013 at 11:27 AM, Kevin Godby <godbyk@xxxxxxxxx> 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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