Reread what I said. I said I knew nothing about rights and I made no comments on rights. I was talking about the ease and cost of converting a book to an e-book. Since many people do it at home and give away the product to anyone that wants it, the cost and ease must be fairly low. Not to mention people that self publish. Whatever the cost to get their e-books online cant be too cost prohibitive.
The Dope books suffer from the problem that they would need some serious editing for out of date or just now known wrong information. I’m sure we all saw the many times someone pointed out wrong info from the columns to TubaDiva that she had to correct. And that’s just the ones I saw on the board. Who knows if she got PMs or messages on the column page.
What as he answered that had any solid information? Saying you need x*y is not information. Saying they need $1000 a month to run the board is information.
How? He hasn’t said a single solid thing. He won’t even how he plans to advertise any of this.
And I suspect all the details are already known and this thread was just to break it to Dopers. He has shot down every piece of advice in this thread, except for the ones that go along with his plan.
Sorry, you made the same mistake I made, thinking that he actually wanted input and questions when he opened this thread asking what we thought.
Keep this up @Martin_Hyde and people are going to think we’re friends because we agree so much.
I have no problem with Ed trying for a comeback. Nothing but best wishes for a successful return. What I have a problem with is using board money to fund it. For the last year people have been asking to par and we were told, not set up for it, we are doing fine. Suddenly, the board is on it’s last breath, and needs money desperately, but instead of making sure the board can run for another year, we are supposed skip over the boards needs and help Ed launch his new column instead.
Just separate the two, let people pay for the board if they want, and if they want they can pay a separate fee for Cecil columns.