i haven't found another topic like this by searching the forum
I thought about what Helen wrote yesterday in another topic about software release of books.. everyone wants discounts etc.
I see modules more like books. Ive got access to nearly all released modules here in accordance as actually printed books and I look at them and consider if I want them as a module.. and im willing to pay for the advantage that a module does have. (Faster searching etc..) So they shouldn't be discounted more than what it would cost to print and ship the printed copies. I don't say no to discount but I prefer having the choice that I can buy what I need for serious studying and paying the costs of it than getting something just because its cheap..
What if we changed the game for some module request:
Maybe we could preorder discussable upcoming modules to gather interest.
When enough people preordered a module this goes on a list of preparation through Accordance and will then be available when its done..
we need at least 1000ppl to buy this to gather our development cost (wages, license fees etc)
- Accordance figures out if theres an etext and if the publisher is willing to
- Give out a preorder price
*ppl starting preordering and when 1000ppl are interested
-> Accordance charges like 25-50% of the preordered price and starts development
after its done and it will finally released we get the module and accordance charges the rest of the preorder price.
Maybe this could be a model of getting it right and helping accordance to stay more profitable?
You probably thought this through already: I just found an old topic on the forum where u said: plz don't send in pre orders...
Accordance does already have incredible collections. So they're offering a lot for your money.