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Subj: 3 times a month
Posted: Mon May 18, 2009 at 10:19:05 pm EDT (Viewed 110 times)
Reply Subj: A Poll---3 times a month or a bigger book
Posted: Mon May 18, 2009 at 05:30:58 pm EDT (Viewed 139 times)

    Hey guys-

    I love getting 3 books a month, but it seems the meat of the
    book is small. So I was thinking---whats better, 3 normal books
    a month, or 1 book a month with 104(?) pages like ASM 600 is supposed
    to be.

Between the two options, three times a month is the better option.

With the current schedule, fans are able to pick up whatever stories they want. They can by the issues featuring the Spot, and skip over the stories with the FF. Or you could skip over the Waid issues, and only buy the Slott ones. Of course there are downsides to that idea, since fans don't have to pick up every issue.

With one large issue, fans are going to spend money on issues they may not want. Fans would still be paying $8.99 or so for the issue.

Ideally, I would much rather see a two times a month format. I think the three times a month format is too overbearing for the readers, where they basically have to go to the shop every week. With less issues, you also get more focused issues, so writers don't have to "pad out" the stories. Readership and sales would increase, though total sales would probably be around the same. Instead of 3 issues selling at 60K, you could have 2 issues selling at 90K.

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