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Post by Merrilee on Sat Aug 21, 2010 9:45 pm

Hi guys,

Are there any plans to produce an e-version of Shock Totem?

AUD$20 per issue is way to steep for my budget. I'd love to support the magazine, but I also have a family to feed.

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Post by Shiney on Sat Aug 21, 2010 10:38 pm

In the beginning that was what SHOCK TOTEM was to be...then we decided to go for print.

Is that cost with shipping included? Was that through our store or Amazon?

For whatever reason the creatspace store has inflated ship costs which are a bit unreasonable.

That's all I can ofer on the matter (which was not much...) But I am sure ken will weigh in eventually.




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Post by Tall Tyrion on Sun Aug 22, 2010 3:00 pm

I don't know the technical details, but it seems to me a downloadable PDF would be a possibility. It would be Ken's call, though.

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Post by Kenwood on Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:37 pm

Merrilee wrote:Hi guys,

Are there any plans to produce an e-version of Shock Totem?

AUD$20 per issue is way to steep for my budget. I'd love to support the magazine, but I also have a family to feed.

Cheers,
Merrilee.

Do you have Paypal? If you order direct from us, an issue is just $10.99 with S&H.

As for an e-version, it's in the works. Slow going, though, since I don't want to put out a shoddy version with bad formatting. So I'm slowly teaching myself how to format for Kindle and such. The problem with a PDF version is that it can be shared with anyone. Not sure where I stand on that just yet.

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Post by Merrilee on Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:22 pm

Ohhh you know I misread your shop page. I thought it was $5.99 for the mag PLUS $10.99 P&H. AUD$12.50 is quite reasonable.

I am still keen on an e-version though, hopefully .mobi as I don't have a kindle.

And sharing isn't the issue. You can share a book with anyone, too. It's the ability to produce multiple copies that is the issue. But you have to balance that with the opportunity to attract new readers. There's a lot to be said for offering free content as an enticement.

But that is probably a discussion for another topic. Thanks for the clarification on price.

Cheers,
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Post by blood_n_barricades on Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:25 pm

[quote="Kenwood"]
Merrilee wrote:As for an e-version, it's in the works. Slow going, though, since I don't want to put out a shoddy version with bad formatting. So I'm slowly teaching myself how to format for Kindle and such. The problem with a PDF version is that it can be shared with anyone. Not sure where I stand on that just yet.

I would just love a Kindle version of Shock Totem. You'd get an instant regular reader out of me if you did that. I love reading short fiction on my Kindle.

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Post by Shiney on Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:30 pm

It is in the works, Sir.

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Post by blood_n_barricades on Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:31 pm

This is very exciting.

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Post by Kenwood on Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:18 pm

Shock Totem app is coming, too. Digital versions first, though.

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Post by EffieCollins on Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:29 pm

Kenwood wrote:Shock Totem app is coming, too. Digital versions first, though.

Ooooo... rly? Very Happy

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Post by Kenwood on Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:33 pm

EffieCollins wrote:
Kenwood wrote:Shock Totem app is coming, too. Digital versions first, though.

Ooooo... rly? Very Happy
It'll be a while, but yeah. Aiming for summer/fall.

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Post by blood_n_barricades on Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:34 pm

I expect that the digital move will put Shock Totem ahead of the game and make the mag more accessible to others.

I'm interested in interviewing the editor for my blog when it's released for Kindle.

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