10K and stuff...

CobraBoy (tbyars@earthlink.net)
Thu, 3 Apr 1997 08:32:16 -0800

Someone named I Find Karma at 1:58 AM -0800 on 4/3/97, came up with this:

* > currently have a proposed book being shopped by a literary agent.
* Is it too early to ask details?

Someone named I Find Karma at 2:01 AM -0800 on 4/3/97, came up with this:

* > setting up a dell p-pro running ns/apache
* But if you write this book, then won't less people hire you at
* $10k a pop?
* It's like you're letting out the trade secrets...

Well yes and no. Here is how I see it.

1) I'm dealing with an oddball OS. As we all know NT is fast becoming the
king of the hill. So this is for the NeXT/Apple people mostly. Convential
wisdom would be to write a book on setting up NT/Back Office commerce site
if I was only interested in book sales, which I'm not.

2) So what am I interested in? Free stuff and publicity. I'm sure with a
book deal I can get at least a Micron/Dell P-Pro server, an OpenMarket
account, maybe if I work it real good T3 access from MCI (co-locating my
server) start selling advertising on Gigaverse (screen shots could feature
your ad's in the book!) and get in *real* good with the NeXT/Apple folks.

3) Will it take away from things? Hardly. First off I then become the guy
that "wrote the book" on doing this. As a matter of fact I get to raise my
rates. Gigaverse get's huge publicity which brings me closer to my eventual
goal of selling it and getting those Openhimmer (SP) Muni's working for me.


P.S. Further more, just to clear things up, I don't get $10K for a site.
That is to design it. The total cost is $34K ($10K = $2K a month.) Which is
substantialy less than current market value and a great deal for all
involved. :-)

p.p.s. the following URL is for the members of FoRK only. Keep it quit and
use it for yourselves. Don't be a dickhead and pass it around and fuck up a
good thing.



Anyway, that's just my opinion, meant to confuse and disorient...

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