Originally posted by Andrew Wimhurst:
Still, I wish Breese would put out a complete bound reprint. A book beats a crummy CD anyday.
I guess this comes down to personal preference. Having spent some time back in the mid 1990's supporting electronic document storage systems, I guess I became a fan of electronic medium for things like this.
My magic book shelves are already over-full and ever-growing, and because my 'magic room' has a computer with CD-ROM, I don't mind using the CD versions of these publications. Especially because the ability to quickly search for something is much easier with an electronic document.
Maybe in time more people will come to love the electronic editions of things? In some industries people pay a premium to get something in electronic format. Magic isn't there yet.
I am sure that making 'The Foo Can Journal' electronic only has hurt us, and we may end up releasing a print bound edition (the reverse of what is happening with older publications that led in print format).
As for making more money. Creating an electronic version takes a lot of time, and I'm sure some less scrupulous magicians are nabbing illegal copies. I for one am glad Martin Breese is doing what he is.
I'm also glad that Peter Duffie is putting many books in electronic format.
Horses for courses? Probably. But in time I think more people will come to love the e-format. Less shelf space, quicker searching, etc.
Just my 'not worth a poop' opinion of course :-)
Andy Hurst http://www.foocan.com