Jack Shear of Tales of the Grotesque and Dungeonesque wrote a post about why he publishes as he does.
I decided it worth mentioning why I follow his work as I do.
- I read the blog because I like the content.
- I grab and print the PDFs because I like having hard copy and you make it easy.
- I buy the hard covers because by damn they’re worth the money to me (even though I’ve printed and bound my own, I gain no real functionality here) and because — even though you give the money away — I like to think it’s at least a small ego stroke to see that someone felt your work is worth paying for, even when they can get the content for free.
I’ve got all the Tales of the Grotesque and Dungeonesque gothic hardcovers, and look forward to more coming out.
I am in agreement. I have done the same.