Perl publishing and attracting new developers

Chris Jack chris_jack at
Thu Sep 19 12:21:53 BST 2013

Abigail <abigail at> wrote:

> I'd call them niche books. If generic books don't sell, why would niche

A thought. One way of mitigating the risk of writing a book that might not
sell could be to use cloud funding (e.g. This would have a
number of advantages:

- it would make it much clearer if a subject/author combination were worth
the effort
- people could contribute to the writing of a book they think deserves to be
written even if they don't want it (possibly at a contribution level less
than that of people actually getting the book)
- people could contribute more than the cost of the book in return for
additional perks
- it would be more apparent how little money is sometimes available for the
effort of writing a book


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