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On 26/03/2016 23:37, anne-ology wrote:

These guides do generate a sundry, but useful, amount of income for the TDF and wider 
LibreOffice community.
  [huh ???]

The slightly inaccurate, but easier to explain answer, is that dead tree
guides are printed and distributed by Lulu.(^1) Consequently, they are
available on Amazon(^2), and a few other Internet only sites.

Periodically Jean publishes a financial report, that says how many
copies were sold, how much revenue was generated, and where that revenue

^1: Personally, I think that ODF should go directly to Ingram Express.
Whilst both the initial cost, and annual cost would be slightly higher,
that is more than offset by both the greater distribution presence that
Ingram offers, and slush pile quality reputation that Lulu currently enjoys.

^2: Whilst indie authors have a fascination with "the amazon strategy",
that strategy was formulated for specific fiction genres. Currently, the
Amazon strategy only works with CreateSpace, not Ingram Express. Were
Amazon to retweak their ordering algorithm to favour Ingram Express over
CreateSpace, using Ingram Express might, once again, become a viable
part of the  Amazon Strategy.


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