January 20, 2017: GURPS And Amazon Createspace Update
Late last year, we released three out-of-print GURPS books as print-on-demand titles using Amazon's Createspace service. These three books served as canaries in the virtual coal mine, flying ahead to test whether demand for out-of-print books would be high enough to make preparing more books a worthy distraction from other tasks. We've now reviewed the initial sales of the three books – GURPS Magic, GURPS Thaumatology, and GURPS Ultra-Tech – and determined that the test requires more time and more titles.
So the team is at work prepping another three books for release as POD softcovers. If all goes well, the next wave of books will be available in February. We'll then watch sales of these six titles, reviewing the numbers again in April so we can decide whether to invest more staff time posting out-of-print books to the Createspace service.
If you're looking for these books and would like to see us load more titles for sale via print-on-demand, now is the time to place your orders. Your support today may lead to us releasing even older titles as POD softcovers.
-- Phil Reed
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