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

On 2012-03-19, Paolo Guccione wrote:

If Pelgrane Press speaks, who am I to say otherwise? :)

However, there seems to be a discrepancy in the "perceived lifespan of books" among publishers. This already happened when we discussed - with Chad - the time after which one should stop paying royalties and "buy out" the rights. He says 18 months, my experience says... well, longer, much longer.

Also, there are RPGs that can continue to sell for 20 years or so, probably more. Call of Cthulhu has just turned 30, and it is essentially the same game as First Edition. And it still sells a lot. A couple refinements here and there, and "Dogs in the Vineyard" will still be a best seller in 2024 or even 2034, I suspect.


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