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Dennis McCunney replied to Peter J. Matthews's discussion Volunteer Editor-in-Chief wanted to help publisher shareholders make profits in the group Publishing & production
"The 80/20 rule is my generalization.  It may indeed be 90/10 in your case.  But you need to look at the entire process, from originally conceiving the publication through the finished product, to get realistic numbers.  In…"
May 21
Dennis McCunney replied to Peter J. Matthews's discussion Volunteer Editor-in-Chief wanted to help publisher shareholders make profits in the group Publishing & production
"Where does the museum get the money that funds your operation? These days, I'm a computer geek.  In a prior life, I was a graphic designer and print production guy.  I have some knowledge of the costs involved in printing a…"
May 20
Dennis McCunney replied to Peter J. Matthews's discussion Volunteer Editor-in-Chief wanted to help publisher shareholders make profits in the group Publishing & production
"As with other things, it's all about the money.  The problem for academic publishing and professional journals is "Who pays for it?" Consumer publishing is ad supported.  The price charged for a subscription or a…"
May 19
Dennis McCunney replied to Peter J. Matthews's discussion Small presses and the trust of readers in the group Publishing & production
"Yep.  I've been a subscriber to NYRB in the past, and always appreciated their sensibility. What NYRB is doing is similar to what Harlequin and Baen Books are doing: they have an imprint whose titles readers will buy because they published…"
Mar 3
Dennis McCunney replied to Peter J. Matthews's discussion Small presses and the trust of readers in the group Publishing & production
"There's a US publisher who has been doing something similar for a while. Baen Books is a specialty SF/fantasy imprint, marketed and distributed by Simon and Schuster.  Baen was an early eBook convert, via the Baen Free Library, which…"
Mar 3
Dennis McCunney commented on Sam Bradford (Admin)'s blog post Food -- waste and responsibility
"A supermarket geared to reducing waste, like a small restaurant, would offer less variety.  That seems to me a price eminently worth paying. Worth paying by whom?  And to what end? There seems to be an assumption that if it weren't…"
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Dennis McCunney replied to Peter J. Matthews's discussion Can ISBN numbers be assigned retrospectively? in the group Publishing & production
"Yes. I'm not aware of any restrictions imposed because something was actually first published in the past.   In the US, R. R. Bowker is the official agency that assigns numbers.  Their ISBN page is here and us a good source for…"
Sep 10, 2011
Dennis McCunney commented on Peter J. Matthews's group Publishing & production
"@Daniel: I think you need to distinguish between media and format. Media obsolescence is well known.  How many people can still read the once popular 8" floppy disk?  For that matter, the 5.25" and 3.5" inch varieties are…"
Mar 14, 2011
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