Our first poll!
A press depends on its authors. We want to offer more than '4 the Luv' to our contributors, but we are a new press with half a shoestring to budget with. If you were seeking publication with us, which of the modest rewards below would you prefer?
2/11/2013 04:39:10 am
The problem is, you didn't say whether that "complimentary copy" was an e-book or a print book. I would take a print copy over a $5 check, but the check over an e-copy. I don't know about everyone else, but to me it makes a difference.
2/11/2013 05:45:34 am
I'd assume the complementary copy means a print book and that the small payment only would include an e-copy (if only an "unfinished" .pdf of the whole book -- including contents, bios etc. -- sent to all contributors for proofing purposes, in which case that would be explained so those who wished would know to save it). Otherwise I might not be that interested at all (though in some cases, if reprints are accepted, and something else interests me in the book I might make an exception -- charity anthologies come to mind). That having been said, though, how about giving your contributors a choice between methods of payment once they've been accepted? (If you couldn't do that, I'm with James H. in that I'd take a print book over a $5 check. But a $20 check, on the other hand....)
2/11/2013 07:37:35 am
Thank you for asking! I DID mean a print copy of the book. It sounds like I need to do a new poll if our publications prove successful and we can offer more. :)
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