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#1781923 Tangible Books vs eBooks

Posted by Stitches on 08 July 2014 - 01:48 PM

I'm starting a career in book publishing, and this debate is all over the place. For now, sales of ebooks vs. physical copies has mostly leveled out. 


I don't think physical books are going to disappear. A lot of people thing ebooks should be waaaay cheaper than a physical book, but unless they're on the inside of the industry, the average person has no idea what the actual costs are in making a book. The cost between making a physical book and an ebook are very close, believe it or not. All the costs that go into the physical book (author royalties, editorial, design, production, sales, marketing, etc) also go into making an ebook. We do save a chunk on print, paper, and bind, but the profit margin on books is so low that it's not a huge difference. 


The biggest threat to book publishers right now is Amazon, and that's because they're able to buy and sell books at a loss. Amazon loses money every time they sell a book, they make profit on everything else. So the actual dollar value of a book has been deflated because of their ability to manipulate prices, and publishers literally cannot afford to produce and sell books at that rate, and the people that end up losing money are the authors. There's this huge misconception that publishers are hoarding money and taking it away from authors, but they're really not. Self-publishing has its advantages, but publishers offer a lot as well, all of which costs money. The book market doesn't work the same way as the typical consumer good and that's widely misunderstood. 


I can get into this more if anyone is interested. It's pretty interesting. 

#1780897 Random Contest #1 - Keeping Cool

Posted by Stitches on 06 July 2014 - 04:34 PM

download.jpgHere's an idea 



#1673146 Do people even do this?

Posted by Stitches on 13 June 2013 - 04:14 PM

:lol2:  I opened the spoiler legitimately hoping for some Illusen nudes

...like these? NSFW http://rule34.xxx/in...st&tags=illusen  NSFW

#1549360 Well, this is disgusting

Posted by Stitches on 24 January 2012 - 10:58 PM

Bone the gif in your signature is seriously creeping me out.

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#1547595 MegaUpload shut down

Posted by Stitches on 19 January 2012 - 03:53 PM

All this without SOPA/PIPA even passing... gotta love it.

The world's economy is going down the drain, there's disease and poverty and war to worry about, and our Brave Leaders are squabbling about gay marriage and the fucking internet.

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#1543288 Better Than You: January 4, 2012

Posted by Stitches on 04 January 2012 - 06:25 PM

Get out of here stitches, you've already been destroyed once today

Destroyed? I made a stupid mistake while trying to help solve the LC and contribute to the site and then fixed it, just like Cold created this topic to help people out, but this guy decides to be a complete jerk about it. Because no one has ever made a mistake or a redundant thread before, and if you do then obviously you're a complete idiot worthy of mocking. Oh, but he's retired, so that makes it cool and funny and edgy for him to treat people like shit, am I right?

Being sarcastic about something is one thing, but being downright cruel to any member regardless of their rank or how long they've been on the site is rude and hurtful.

> 5.1 - Do not be cruel, hateful or hurtful to other members. Do not harass other members.
> 5.4 - Trolling is not welcome at Neocodex.

Since it's also against the rules to make public complaints about users, I'm leaving it at this. But seriously, leaving nasty comments on someone's thread, or pointing out an error someone made (and fixed like a minute later) for the sole purpose of mocking them is totally unnecessary and just makes people feel shitty, awkward, and unwelcome. It's not cool, it doesn't make you look like an intellectually superior tough guy. There might be a handful of people who think it's funny, but to the rest of us you just look like an asshole.

Maybe I overreacted, and I apologize for my outburst and removed the offensive term. However I believe my point still stands. It's not the first time people have been dicks for no reason so... yeah. That's all.

#1543265 Better Than You: January 4, 2012

Posted by Stitches on 04 January 2012 - 05:48 PM

I find the easiest way to exit a conversation is to stop replying, rather than making an announcement that presumes anyone cares. It's embarrassing.

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#1530720 Sexual items

Posted by Stitches on 22 November 2011 - 12:55 AM

Posted Image punk rocker hot dog
Posted Image well aged hot dog
Posted Image darigan jump rope
Posted Image stuffed surprise ... gag
Posted Image vegetarian sea taco
Posted Image super sticky balthazar trap
Posted Image tongue tree
Posted Image yurble noil tamer whip

Posted Image usul bikini (totally a thong)

I could do this all night.

#1530507 Games Master Challenge 2011

Posted by Stitches on 21 November 2011 - 10:55 AM

The tickets you linked are for the new game challenge, not GMC. They haven't added any of the new stuff yet (as of 11am NST), the GMC page is still last year's . Just so people don't buy one accidentally!

#1529556 Nickelodeon Game Card Contest

Posted by Stitches on 17 November 2011 - 08:31 PM

Nickelodeon is giving away $10 and $25 game cards!

Enter daily until December 14th for your chance to win:

Americans: http://www.nickgamec...iveaway/?ref=1

Canadians: http://www.nickgamec...com/giveaway/ca

Here's your chance to snag some free NC. :)