thread: 2012-03-13 : Indie POV pt 2: Does It Pay?

On 2012-03-18, David Berg wrote:

It seems there's another arrangement, in addition to (a) creator-published, (b) creator-owned, publisher-published, and (c) publisher-owned.

There's also (d) creator-owned, publisher-published, where the publisher is partially owned by the creator.  (Prime example: Bully Pulpit.)

Was Fred acting as Fred or acting as Evil Hat when he "hired" himself to do layout on Don't Rest Your Head?

The "does it pay?" question about creator-owned work may come down less to whether the creator is the publisher, and more to simply single-creator DIY.  In other words, Apocalypse World is supremely profitable for Vincent because he didn't have to pay for art and layout and because he didn't have to share profits with a partner-in-publishing (regardless of whether we're talking Steve Segedy, ndp, or Pelgrane).


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