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[Texmacs-dev] Publishing TeXmacs manual paper copies through lulu.com?

From: David MENTRE
Subject: [Texmacs-dev] Publishing TeXmacs manual paper copies through lulu.com?
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2006 20:28:20 +0100
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Hello Joris,

Did you consider publishing TeXmacs manual as paper copy through
self-publishing companies like http://www.lulu.com/ ?

Doing a quick computation, with a 217 page manual (current english
manual), it would cost $0.02 * $217 + 4.53 = $8.87 as production cost
for a B&W book, flat binding, soft cover[1]. Lulu.com keeps 20% from
benefits of charged price so for a book sold $10, the TeXmacs project
could earn ($10 - $8.87) * 0.8 = $0.9. For a $15 charged price of the
same book, TeXmacs project could earn about $5 per book.

A full (or even partial) color copy of the manual would cost $0.15 * 217
+ $4.53 = $37.08.

Some editing would be necessary (only American sheet format are
accepted, setup color for B&W printing) but otherwise what is needed is
to upload a PDF file. No cost would be induced on your side.

On my own side, I'm ready to spent $10 to $25 (shipping charge included)
to have a printed copy of TeXmacs manual.

Best wishes,

[1]  http://www.lulu.com/help/node/view/33#bookcost

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