You are amazing! 235 books sold (and even a bit more while I'm writing this). Thank you very much!
Note: if you missed the launch yesterday; the books are here: https://www.davidrevoy.com/shop
So, over the last 24h I received many questions on social medias (and also many sweet words, thank you!). I tried to answer all of them and I'll continue over this week-end. Thank you very much for them, they are all interesting. I already reported the ones I answered the most on the FAQ page of the shop. I also added to the Shop the number of the books sold and I'll daily update it during October so the community get a better feedback of what it is to go self-published with POD in 2020.
I also plan to show (with pie graph) where the money goes in case some of you believes I earn all the price that appear in the shop directly in my pocket. That's not true and I get a bit less than 1.5€ per book at the end. (and that's a lot compared to many contract I had in the past, under 0.10€ per book/boardgame). But that's also not the same size of distribution, not the same volume of products, not the same end price and I have no marketing team and budget to spread the news. So, thank you for sharing the news about the books around you, it really helps.
I would be very happy if this launch could cross the 1000 books sold: that would give me the financial opportunity to finally change my 10 year old computer with something more recent. If it happens, I'll make a new big tutorial video like the one of 1h40 about "Making a comic page from A to Z", detailed and all. Maybe "Making a book from A to Z with only FLOSS?"
Last words, I'm reticent to write it on the blog, but I can't refrain to share this with you because I feel torn emotionally: during the launch, I lost my grand-father. He was over 90 years old, knew second world war and the camps, had a lot of kids and worked on the metal industry (the factories, not a music band of course). He always kept many passions at home. He was curious about all electric devices and could repair them. I know he made a radio during the war from scratch at home to listen the news. A legend in family tells he invented the coat-hanger made of a single metal wire ^ _ ^ I never could verify this facts... He played organ and clarinet, but his first passion was really oil painting and dry pastel drawing. He painted only for the one he loved, decorating the house of the family, decorating the bedroom of my numbered cousins. He never made a single public exhibition. He was very impressive and his personality obviously influenced a lot of what I am now. Farewell, my "geeky painter" grand-father!
A sample of what I preferred from his art. Pictures are extracted from argentic photo scanned and sent by my cousins. I tried to redeform perspective, fix colors. Not perfect and far to do justice to his works, but that all I had now.