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Re: Linux Documentation E-Commerce Store Proposal From Talinda Incorporated
this is already done to an extent by Walnut Creek, they sell the "Linux,
the Complete Reference" book, in which are printed the LDP content (it's
about 2 inches thick)
were you thinking about selling individual docs? Most users would simply
print out a copy of each... that's why they come is postscript form.
On Wed, 12 Jan 2000, Spencer Smith wrote:
> I sent this proposal out almost a month ago and have received no response.
> Does anyone see a benefit to having hardcopies orderable/available of LDP
> documents? What documents make sense to create hardcopy manuals of?
> Please see the proposal below.
> Spencer wrote:
> > Linux Users,
> > I would like to discuss with you the idea of creating
> > an
> > E-Commerce store for selling hardcopies of the documentation listed in
> > the Linux Documentation Project web site. We are a Publishing and
> > E-Commerce company that creates end to end E-Commerce solutions for
> > software companies. We are currently focusing on the rapidly growing
> > Linux Community. We launched our latest E-Commerce store for Corel
> > Corporation last month. We have manufacturing capabilities in both the
> > United States and Europe to support the two largest segments of the
> > Linux Community.
> > My vision of the Linux Documentation Project E-Commerce
> > store is to provide hardcopies of the downloadable documents to the
> > Linux Community at a reasonable price while paying the authors of the
> > respected documents a royalty per unit shipped for their contributions.
> > From our experience we recognize that there is still great demand for
> > printed manuals in the software industry in general. This would give
> > us
> > the opportunity to support the Linux Communities effort to gain
> > popularity and recognition.
> > Because we are a printing company with E-Commerce and
> > fulfillment capabilities in-house, we are capable of creating a
> > comprehensive solution. We would like input on the scope of Linux
> > Communities needs regarding this project. Please let us know with whom
> > we should speak to create a solution that best serves the communities
> > needs.
> > Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.
> > Regards,
> > Spencer Smith Tom Haley
> > Executive Account Manager Vice President of Sales
> > (650)207-2431
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