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« Reply #210 on: May 10, 2015, 01:03:34 PM »

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« Reply #211 on: May 10, 2015, 01:45:33 PM »

Woohooo. Yes, great news. Smiley

If you'll excuse me... there is small happy dance waiting to be danced. Grin
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« Reply #212 on: May 11, 2015, 10:34:12 AM »

Are you guys going to release each portion of the rolled out PDF once that portion has been edited/gone through lay out? Or are you going to finish the entire thing, then release it all onver the roll out period?
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« Reply #213 on: May 11, 2015, 10:39:33 AM »

Are you guys going to release each portion of the rolled out PDF once that portion has been edited/gone through lay out? Or are you going to finish the entire thing, then release it all onver the roll out period?

We won't be releasing the first one until at least 2/3 of the series is 100% done. We've learned our lesson on that the hard way.
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« Reply #214 on: May 16, 2015, 07:58:14 AM »

I don't know if this is a little "eating your cake and having it too," but will purchasing the POD include the .pdfs?

I don't know the in and outs (and costs) of publishing, so it seems like it doesn't cost companies anything to do so. A lot of companies participate in Bits and Mortar, for example. If the POD and .pdfs aren't bundled, could you shed some light on the why? It helps me not feel selfish for wishing when I know the company had a reasonable financial reason. Lol.

Oh - and if they are, Yay!
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« Reply #215 on: May 16, 2015, 08:57:23 AM »

We won't be releasing the first one until at least 2/3 of the series is 100% done. We've learned our lesson on that the hard way.
Here's hoping the first release includes the spellcasting customization rules.

This is not a request or an expectation.  Whether you take it under advisement is up to you.
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« Reply #216 on: May 16, 2015, 12:09:46 PM »

I don't know if this is a little "eating your cake and having it too," but will purchasing the POD include the .pdfs?

You mean, can you get the POD + PDF for the same price as a PDF? Unfortunately no. POD options will be available for all the individual products (IIRC - we'll see if there are snags when we post them up or not) as well as the Omnibus edition however.

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I don't know the in and outs (and costs) of publishing, so it seems like it doesn't cost companies anything to do so. A lot of companies participate in Bits and Mortar, for example. If the POD and .pdfs aren't bundled, could you shed some light on the why? It helps me not feel selfish for wishing when I know the company had a reasonable financial reason. Lol.

The Spellbound is different than Bits and Mortar (which is offset, or mass printing). Rather than making a book in offset and offering the content digitally at no cost, in Spellbound we are offering the content digitally at a lower price, with an optional choice to upgrade to print if you like (POD). Each print on demand product is sent to the factory and printed on a 1 by 1 basis, printed, then sent to you. There's ink and paper and (most of all) labor on the factory's part that makes up that cost.   That's why there won't be a free upgrade to POD from PDF.

However, if you buy the POD bundle of any product you will be get the PDF as a matter of course. Buying the Omnibus edition / subscription for all 12 volumes offers a substantial discount on the total content package, with all volumes individually along with the digital collection PDF and the option to get the collection in a POD volume.

Does that make sense?
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« Reply #217 on: May 20, 2015, 01:04:59 PM »

Just to make certain I understand....  You Did decide to do an Omniubs Edition?  As in a single POD option that includes all 12 of the smaller releases as 1 POD rather than having to pay for 12 PODs? If this is correct - hallelujah. The cost of printing 12 PODs would be extremely costly, assuming that at the size of each volume, I'm guessing a POD price-point of probably close to $10 each. Also kudos on including the PDF versions with the POD version as a bundle.
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« Reply #218 on: May 20, 2015, 02:13:41 PM »

Just to make certain I understand....  You Did decide to do an Omniubs Edition?  As in a single POD option that includes all 12 of the smaller releases as 1 POD rather than having to pay for 12 PODs? If this is correct - hallelujah. The cost of printing 12 PODs would be extremely costly, assuming that at the size of each volume, I'm guessing a POD price-point of probably close to $10 each. Also kudos on including the PDF versions with the POD version as a bundle.

Yes. Both a complete Omnibus and individual releases will be available, and multiple bundle options will be available as well.
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« Reply #219 on: May 25, 2015, 04:44:12 PM »

I don't suppose I should keep my hopes up for the end of may?
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« Reply #220 on: May 26, 2015, 08:12:34 AM »

I don't suppose I should keep my hopes up for the end of may?

No, you shouldn't.
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« Reply #221 on: May 26, 2015, 10:23:36 AM »

I don't suppose I should keep my hopes up for the end of may?

No. Sorry. Still working. Swing back again later.
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« Reply #222 on: May 26, 2015, 12:01:31 PM »

No. Sorry. Still working. Swing back again later.
It's okay, guys: some of us have tried to write good RPG stuff for personal use and it's not easy to come up with great stuff even then.  Can't imagine how hard it is to do what you do and have it come out fantastic.
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« Reply #223 on: May 26, 2015, 01:47:53 PM »

No. Sorry. Still working. Swing back again later.
It's okay, guys: some of us have tried to write good RPG stuff for personal use and it's not easy to come up with great stuff even then.  Can't imagine how hard it is to do what you do and have it come out fantastic.

..and on budget.. and profitable... and with other titles to be written.  I could never do it.  I can barely do the technical writing for my work.  And that doesn't get published for people to review and purchase. 
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« Reply #224 on: May 27, 2015, 05:27:38 AM »

I appreciate the kind words, everyone, I really do. Thank you.

It's aggravating to have to constantly jump from project to project, keeping all those plates spinning until you can finally serve one of them up. It's the curse of the small business entrepreneur, however, and we must bear it if we're to continue makin' stuff on our own terms.

I'm close to swinging back to Spellbound but still have a few things to accomplish on the other side. Work continues on the layout end, and it's lookin' great.
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