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Re: [Texmacs-dev] Publishing TeXmacs manual paper copies through lulu.co
Joris van der Hoeven
Re: [Texmacs-dev] Publishing TeXmacs manual paper copies through lulu.com?
Fri, 17 Feb 2006 12:40:42 +0100
I absolutely agree. Another possibility would be to try convincing
Springer Verlag to publish the documentation as a book (after upcoming
work during spring). I am not sure what would be best yet.
In any case, I plan to come back to the idea of our association soon.
On Wed, Feb 15, 2006 at 08:28:20PM +0100, David MENTRE wrote:
> Hello Joris,
> Did you consider publishing TeXmacs manual as paper copy through
> self-publishing companies like http://www.lulu.com/ ?
> Doing a quick computation, with a 217 page manual (current english
> manual), it would cost $0.02 * $217 + 4.53 = $8.87 as production cost
> for a B&W book, flat binding, soft cover. Lulu.com keeps 20% from
> benefits of charged price so for a book sold $10, the TeXmacs project
> could earn ($10 - $8.87) * 0.8 = $0.9. For a $15 charged price of the
> same book, TeXmacs project could earn about $5 per book.
> A full (or even partial) color copy of the manual would cost $0.15 * 217
> + $4.53 = $37.08.
> Some editing would be necessary (only American sheet format are
> accepted, setup color for B&W printing) but otherwise what is needed is
> to upload a PDF file. No cost would be induced on your side.
> On my own side, I'm ready to spent $10 to $25 (shipping charge included)
> to have a printed copy of TeXmacs manual.
> Best wishes,
>  http://www.lulu.com/help/node/view/33#bookcost
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