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Should a guidebook eBook PDF be free? 28-Jul-2012 At 1:04:20 PM rolsen1
On 26/07/2012 Superstu wrote:
>Spot poll to see if the Sutherland guidebook should be free to download.
>It's currently $2.99.
>I don't care about making any money, I'll buy a bag of bolts with whatever
>I end up with and hand it to mike.
>But I don't want to piss off any of the stores who are kindly selling
>the printed edition. And I don't want to set a precedent that future guidebook
>editors feel that their eBook editions have to be free, some people might
>want to put a few bucks on them. But as Simon says, the future is 0's and
>1's, so what do people think?
>I want to encourage both comprehensive guidebook writing.... and digital

I think it will end up being free for the digital stuff, just really depends on how long it will take. We're already seeing community driven guides on the climb site, we'll see more of that and it will be easier to do.

Keep charging while you can or start leading the way, its up to you.

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