These are the latest developments at Dnghu:
- Our main work, A Grammar of Modern Indo-European, Second Edition, has been sold as printed book through Amazon 45 times since the 16th of October (plus one copy of the earlier 4.1 version), what makes it quite a successful start, compared to the first edition of the grammar. We expect the number of books sold to decrease probably to 20 each month, given that some of the books initially sold correspond to updates of those who owned the first edition. The number is not related to the (much higher) number of readers (or downloaders), but is a good indicator of real interest in the grammar.
- Three books will be sent to members who bough the first edition of the grammar, thanks to the money earned during the last 30 days with the second edition. Another copy will be sent to an editor for its promotion among bookshops.
- The new bank account of the Dnghu Association has been created at the BBVA. We hope to get less problems with PayPal thanks to that change.
Your Indo-European Language Team.
3 thoughts on “45 copies of the Indo-European Grammar sold in the first 30 days, copies sent to members and Dnghu’s new bank account”
Congratulations to Carlos and his team ! That’s great, considering the facts that the grammar is downloadable at no cost !
It is probably due to the fact that such an important work is made available at a reasonable price, unlike many other linguistic works making them financially out of reach for users such as college students.
Have you tried distributing the book through Lulu.com, you get to set more of y our royalties than CreateSpace.
Thank you again.
Thank you for your comment. I think it’s more interesting to have direct (immediate) access to Amazon through CreateSpace, than to earn more royalties with a third party. We would like the book to reach everyone, that’s why it is licensed CC-by-sa and GFDL, so that everybody can make their own copies, every publisher or editor can work on their own editions, and so on.
Anyway, we still consider Lulu an option for an alternative printed edition, just like we did with the First Edition; and if the cost is in fact lower (with the First Edition it wasn’t) then the book sold in Lulu would be cheaper, and we would promote it over CreateSpace’s edition, instead of earning more royalties.
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