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Re: Pricing and distribution question
On Sun, Nov 10, 2013 at 8:44 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 me.
Here's some more information on the new distribution channels:
These 'expanded channels' are primarily for resellers to use. That is,
if you own a bookstore, you would now see our manual listed in the
catalog of books in print that you can purchase to sell to your
customers. These channels aren't for selling directly to readers.
> Do we have any statistics showing how many buyers we currently have through our current distribution channels?
Sure! From January 1, 2013 through today, here's the breakdown of the
number of manuals purchased from each channel:
* Amazon: 177
* Amazon Europe EUR: 199
* Amazon Europe GBP: 339
* CreateSpace: 54