[LINK] PLANT WILTS
Thu, 30 Nov 2000 17:02:14 +1000
>From the webpage you quote:
>Rightscenter (reference below) reported that "in its first week on the
>market, the first chapter of 'The Plant' was downloaded 152,132 times,
>with 116,200, or 76.38%, customers paying upfront. ... Production
>and advertising costs amount to $124,150 thus far". [Why am I such a
>sceptic? That 76.38% looks just too good to be true!].
$124,000 in costs for 116,000 downloads @ $1 per. He's not ahead.
Either thats a typo, or this exercise suggests there are big problems
in the foodchain on authors in etrade.
And *what* exactly would consume $124,000 in costs? Was that traditional
trade and print advertizing? So in fact, the PR costs on an author like
King are that scale irrespective of the media used to distribute? or are
they normally worse?