New RPG shop in town!
Today I added my first product to the new Tabletop Library online RPG shop! Very smooth process for adding your stuff I must say.
Link to Lazy Sod Press on Tabletop Library
While I like OBS, I also think that healthy competition will lead to a beneficial development in a business segment, so all cred to the people behind this endeavour.
I also decided to go back to a pay model for my stuff. The last month I went back to PWYW over at DriveThru and while “sales” went up, paying customers did not.
Tabletop Library has no PWYW option so I figured that in order to be fair, my products are now POYDGI – Pay Or You Don’t Get It 😉
In the future I will however have sales and giveaways instead of PWYW. And free content.
Over and out.
Adventure writer’s desk
For a while now I have felt that my little self-publishing project has gone off-tracks in a gamer philosophy way.
When I set out to do this, the goal was to give back free or low cost gaming stuff to the online gamer community. I wanted to contribute to the do-it-yourself crowd and I wanted to publish the stuff that I use for my own games, but in a more digested form.
The original idea was that the PDFs should be Pay-What-You-Want and the print books should be at cost. However, DTRPG has no model like this at this point – it is either PWYW or at cost for both versions of your book.
I then decided to go the at cost route for both versions, but to be honest it felt like I was diverging from the path. Looking at the reports from DTRPG, I have noticed quite few PoD sales there. Most customers seem to prefer the PDFs and those who want the print version buy them at my Lulu store instead.
Based on this, I will go back to my old publishing model, with print versions available only from Lulu and Pay-What-You-Want PDFs available on DTRPG.
And if someone wants a printed copy but they do not wish to buy it from Lulu, please drop me a line and we can arrange for something.
This new model will be effective as of now (Sat 13th of February).
Over and out
Since my adventures now are moving over to DriveThruRPG, I will remove the downloads here on the blog. There’s really no need for mutliple download sites.
The first one out is “No Country for Weak Men“, where both versions are being taken offline on Sunday the 11th of October (the coming Sunday).
The adventure is available as a Pay-What-You-Want PDF on DTRPG (and soon a PoD version will be available as well – waiting for the proofs).
Over the next week or so, I plan to move “Come to Daddy” to DTRPG also (PDF and PoD), and when it’s accepted there it will be taken down from my private download site.
Both books (in Blood & Treasure as well as Swords & Wizardry format) are already available in PoD versions on Lulu.
The associated map PDFs and all the other assorted shorter PDFs will however remain on the blog.
Future adventures, such as Fiery the Angel Fell (for FH&W and S&W) and Per Aspera Ad Inferi III – Klaatu Verata Nictu (for B&T and S&W) will DTRPG release only (with PoD options available on both DTRPG and Lulu).
I just set up a publisher account with OBS/DTRPG.
No products there yet, but they will come when I have the time. Today, no. I have family stuff to do and must prepare for our Blood & Treasure game tomorrow. I have such wondrous things to show the players 😉
Why DTRPG? Well, to increase chances of people finding my stuff of course. So now Lazy Sod Press will have three interfaces with “the market”:
- This blog – free PDFs and extra map files
- LULU – print versions at cost
- DTRPG – Pay What You Want PDFs (+ print versions at cost further up the road)
However, this will still be a hobby project. On the other hand, I hope that some of my costs for art will be covered. The ideal would be a zero-sum deal, but I don’t think I’ll ever get there…:)
LSP new logo
Behold the new logo for my little fictive RPG publishing imprint!
Drawn today by Maestro Jim Magnusson of Sweden, text added by me.
That’s Moloko, reading some good adventure and planning his new evil deeds…
Just wanted to share, because this makes me happy 🙂