Started by Ron Edwards, October 17, 2008, 11:22:53 AM
Quote from: Meguey on October 24, 2008, 03:47:18 PMWhen Vincent and Ron approached me, on behalf of themselves and the other authors involved in the initial conversation, I had to see the plan and think it through before agreeing to be the fulfilling agent. I needed to know it was something I could fit in around my other work. The question was not 'how to keep Meg busy", but "would Meg be willing to help us with this new idea". Turns out I am.
Quote from: lumpley on October 24, 2008, 08:03:57 PMI left IPR because if retailers can keep getting all the games they already know they want from IPR, they won't ever come to an alternate source and see an alternate set of games. In order to make this new thing a genuine alternative to IPR for indie publishers who want into retail, it'll need some exclusive games that retailers will come looking for. We have to overcome the obvious benefits IPR's already giving them - and Dogs in the Vineyard with its reliable store sales is THE THING I've got going for me.-Vincent
QuoteWhat I don't understand is why you are leaving IPR?
Quote from: Ron Edwards on October 24, 2008, 09:04:01 PM3. Regarding returning to IPR, I can't really tell what you're asking - something about if I don't mind selling at discount (i.e. moving books into retail), then I'd "come back?" Come back for what? I'm already using Key 20 for that like I always have. I dunno, this is too off-base even to try to figure out where you're coming from; I have to send it back marked "unclear."
Quote from: Ron Edwards on October 24, 2008, 09:24:12 PMGahhh! Simon, I just gave you three absolutely clear sentences explaining exactly why I am not renewing a contract with IPR. Each one begins with "what I want." I cannot imagine what else I can possibly say. You are out of line with the Chinese whispers crack. There is no secret knowledge or behind-the-scenes interaction involved. Brennan simply may be able to make sense to you regarding the exact same points, whereas I clearly cannot.Best, Ron
Quote from: Ron Edwards on October 25, 2008, 10:15:03 AMOh hey, I think I can clarify that point. I'm not saying that a publisher can't use both IPR and this other (or any) fulfillment thing. I'm choosing to go with the latter for the reasons I've outlined, but that's not a prescriptive or "must do" point that applies to anyone else. Perhaps that was the issue? Simon, I apologize for my misunderstanding of the whispers.Best, Ron