[FM Discuss] book shop

Brianna Laugher brianna.laugher at gmail.com
Thu Jul 31 10:20:48 PDT 2008

2008/7/31 adam hyde <adam at flossmanuals.net>:
> 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.

I think to sell through the FM bookshop there should always be a 1 or
2 Euro profit margin to FM. Then maintainers could choose whether to
add a profit margin for themselves as well.

After all the free PDF is always there for downloading.


They've just been waiting in a mountain for the right moment:

More information about the Discuss mailing list