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Date Posted: 22:59:03 12/25/11 Sun
>>>Will you be posting the revised Rocinante on SOL?
>>No. In going commercial, I can't allow free
>>mobi/azw/prc or epub downloads to be available from
>>other sources. If Amazon finds the story available in
>>e-book formats available for less costs elsewhere,
>>they will cut their price to match. I think I'm OK in
>>continuing to have individual chapters on SLT, but we
>>I've had to remove Rocinante and several other stories
>>from SOL for that reason. Other familiar SOL authors
>>going commerical have had to do the same thing.
>I think a lot has to do with how you handle it on the
>commercial side. I've got most of my SOL stories
>available through Lulu for a few bucks, and many were
>also placed through Amazon by Lulu.
>However, you may be different as you're in the US and
True, but Amazon is the 800 pound gorilla in this deal, so I pretty much have to work with them. Also, I got a notice from Lulu the other day that as of next month they will not be outsourcing books with Lulu ISBNs to Amazon, which I take to mean the gorilla did a little roaring in their direction.
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