03 August 2012

Sell me RPG stuff

Joseph Bloch has an article about the PDFs of The One Ring are being withdrawn from the market.

I’ve said enough about how doing this tells a customer that you are either lying or stupid. Let’s look at it from a different point-of-view...

Here’s a problem if you are publishing RPG material: There is enough free, high-quality stuff out there that nobody needs to buy anything to fully participate in this hobby.

Ergo, if you are going to ask us to pay for your stuff, you have to earn our dollars. And today, a big part of that is digital editions.

And I mean useful digital editions. Any restraints you put on how we can view it, search it, print it, etc. makes it less useful and, thus, less valuable.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Well said! It's kind of amazing that some companies are still scared of making PDFs available.