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  • David Goldfarb
    Hey, Kaja. An idea struck me. Quite possibly you guys have already thought of this, but in case you hadn t -- Put ALL OF IT online. Create an archive
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 1, 2005
      Hey, Kaja. An idea struck me. Quite possibly you guys have already
      thought of this, but in case you hadn't --

      Put ALL OF IT online. Create an archive section on girlgeniusonline.com
      where every back issue can be read.

      Heck, make the files freely downloadable. Encourage people to pass them
      around. (With an appropriate license.)

      Baen Books does this with their "Free Library" -- okay, not with all of
      their books, but with quite a few. One of the books in David Weber's
      popular "Honor Harrington" series came packaged with a CD-ROM containing
      etexts of *all the previous books in the series*, with a license encouraging
      people to duplicate them. Cory Doctorow publishes with TOR rather than
      Baen, but he's made both of his published books freely available too.

      All of them have found that the electronic stuff *boosts* sales of the
      paper versions. You can read Eric Flint on the topic at
      <http://www.baen.com/library/>.

      And that's for prose novels. For comics, the difference between a
      screen and a printed page is even greater...and would work in your favor.

      Remember Mystery Science Theater 3000? "Keep circulating the tapes."

      As Jack Kirby said, "It's a principle that works!"

      --
      David Goldfarb |"Ms. Calendar..."
      goldfarb@... | "Please, call me Jenny. 'Ms. Calendar' is
      goldfarb@... | my father."
      | -- Buffy the Vampire Slayer
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