On Saturday, 18 July 2015 at 13:34:55 UTC, Ali Çehreli wrote:
Thank you for doing that.
On a related note, the paper version of the book is in proofing
stage: I have just ordered a print copy for proofing. (I don't
expect any major problem as what they print is the same as the
pdf copy.) It should hit Amazon soon.
I am also trying to determine the price for the paper copy.
Unfortunately, the threshold price for standard distribution
channels came out to be a little over $17, which is almost the
same as what I was hoping to sell for. Adding extended
distribution channels pushes the threshold price to over $25. :(
What is a fare price for that book, considering that HTML and
PDF versions will always be free anyway?
$20-$30 is the standard price for most programming books so I
don't think anyone who is willing to buy physical books in the
first place will think that you are charging too much.
I have started considering drastic changes to reduce the page
- making the font smaller (currently 10pt)
- reducing the margins
- removing the exercise solutions from the book (currently 50
Please don't. This will just make the book a lot less useful. If
you make the PDF have more content than the print version there
is no reason why anyone would buy the physical copy.