Hughesy's iBooks

Although we've got this digital publishing sorted, there'll be people who think a hard copy of what lurks hereabouts would be a good idea, but consider these few points:

First, a hard copy means a print run, and a print run means a pile of copies that will need to be sold.

Second, a print run means spending money that would otherwise be spent on something else and would need to be recouped.

Third, a print run for each of those lavishly illustrated Travelogues would cost an arm and a leg.

Fourth, every new trip means we've added something to one of the Travelogues, so we'd need to print a new edition. We'd end up with a lot of unsold copies of previous editions piled up in Hughesy's office.

Fifth, there are definite phyical limits to the size of a hard copy that don't apply when you're talking a digital copy.

Sixth, we've now got four separate sets of iBooks:

 The Fiction Projects  (soon to be two or maybe even three titles)   

The Non-Fiction Projects (two projects, a minimum of nine titles underway) 

Historical Resources: About the North    (copyright-free material relating to North Queensland garnered from sources like Project Gutenberg, transferred into formats that suit my purposes and pasted into an iBooks Author document).

Historical Resources: World Exploration (copyright-free material relating to exploration in general garnered from sources like Project Gutenberg, transferred into formats that suit my purposes and pasted into an iBooks Author document).

Over the Horizon: The Travelogues (five titles, with regular updates as new excursions take place).

© Ian Hughes 2017