[FM Discuss] book shop

Anne Gentle annegentle at gmail.com
Thu Jul 31 08:20:28 PDT 2008

Hi Adam and all -
I think an FM book store would be a helpful setup and would benefit
contributors and Floss. I think it's ideal to have all profits go back
to the projects being documented with some set aside for Floss also.

That said, I'd really like to send people to donate money to Floss
without necessarily having them purchase a book - I've got people
interested in donating towards the XO/Sugar BookSprint. Any way to
just send donations, not using a book seller model?

Consensus decision making will be tough for some :) but we'll get there.

Thanks for verifying the direction, we all appreciate it.

On Thu, Jul 31, 2008 at 8:06 AM, adam hyde <adam at flossmanuals.net> wrote:
> hi,
> The conversation about the books kinda stopped, so I am resending my
> outline of the book shop idea for comment. Do I assume no comment = a ok
> to trial this? Anyone that has an issue with this or would like to
> propose another model please do so now.
> * we set up a FM book store
> * books are always sold at cost with an optional version available at a
> mark-up. This 'profit' is then actually a conscious donation by the
> purchaser towards the maintenance of the manual
> * any profit on a per-manual basis goes towards the maintenance of that
> specific manual
> * how any $ is spent is best worked out by either the maintainers and
> contributors for that manual or just by the maintainers. Decisions are
> by rough consensus. Part of this decision _might_ be to decide to
> include a donation to FM.
> adam
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