• Subject: Re: Mixing GET and POST Methods
  • From: "Brad Stone" <brad@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 03 Aug 2001 21:29:10 -0500

Being known isn't entirely worth it.  I feel I was "known"
before the book, I've been doing the forum thing longer than
writing.  But that has it's bad side too, since if someone
isn't part of the email list/forum "clique", then they're
treated as "super mega experts" and maybe pop there head in
once in a while.  But, because most of my peers here have
watched me through my career, I'm still just "one of the
guys".  

It's good because you can help people.  It's bad because you
get a lot of mail, and I mean a LOT of mail.  Don't get me
wrong, if someone emails me saying they've read my book and
are struggling with a subject, what they paid for the book,
I feel, entitles them to help, and I always, and I mean
ALWAYS respond.  It's just time consuming (as you can tell
my how long it takes for me to get to these mailing lists
now).  

But, now I have more time since I'm on my own now (if you
need consulting.. feel free to email me.. *shameless plug*)  

I get the feeling other authors don't.  I often hear "I'm
just honored and happy you replied to me!"  That makes me
feel like there are a few authors out there not willing to
take the time, and honestly, makes me sick.  I ask for names
of who doesn't reply.  I've gotten a few.  They weren't
suprising.

As for the cut I get on each sale, it's nothing.  Trust me.
But, you can bet I'll try and do better negotiating on my
next books.  Every little bit helps.  

I agree $100 is up there, but everyone who's told me though
bought it has said it was worth every penny, which makes me
feel I've done my job.  I like to write about what I know,
not just re-write IBM manuals just to get my name out there.
I do it because I like it, and I know the subject.

Brad
www.bvstools.com

On Wed, 1 Aug 2001 10:51:36 -0400
 "Phil Groschwitz" <phil@groschwitz.com> wrote:
> Of the $100 your book costs retail, how much do you get
> as the author?  Is
> it worth it?  You definately become known - is that alone
> worth it?  It
> would be a great thing on the resume.
> 
> Phil
> 
> you wrote:
> > Also, if anyone is looking to purchase e-RPG, I might
> be
> > able to swing quite a deal on the price since I will be
> > buying the unsold stock from MC.  This means a "limited
> > amount" of low priced books.  :)
> >
> > If you're interested, mail me.  I'd like to get an idea
> of
> > how many we're looking at.
> >
> > Brad
> > www.bvstools.com
> >
> >
> 
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