Re: Re: Hi, I see there is an upcoming WW book

From: Jane Williams <janewilliams20_at_...>
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 14:31:30 +0000 (GMT)

> Normally I don't like to quote so much and would rather paraphrase things, but I want to be very careful
> that I am not misquoting or misrepresenting what Jane has said.
Fairy Nuff.

> In short, the History of the Heortling People's book did not screw anyone out of any money,
> pennies or otherwise. It was priced universally at a standard rate, both in paper and as a PDF.

Really? Did I imagine the exclusive limited editions in fancy bindings that were all that was available at first?

> It was also published in a fairly timely fashion, especially compared to many other projects,
> which have suffered greater delays.

Except for the delay while the aforementioned exclusive limited editions were all there was. Which was a very long time, and had no apparent justifiable reason.

> The price of the book is basically in line with every other unfinished work,
> and based on the page count per penny it is actually a better deal than several others.

I really would suggest you look at what Newt is doing with Lulu. The price when it was finally available to us mere commoners was indeed in line with other unfinished works, and that isn't a good thing.

> As for Jane's views on whether it is "interesting" or "consistent" with other Gloranthan material, ...

The lack of even an attempt at consistency is what we were told. Since that was what was reported, I didn't bother getting a copy, or reading one: I'm taking the authors' words for it.       

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