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Re: pulishing a book

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Fri Aug 19, 2016 8:13 pm

Alistair Campbell wrote:
soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
soheil_hooshdaran wrote:Hi.
I have done a book translation (with the help from chess players/trainers/masters on this forum and elsewhere) of Play Winning Chess by GM Yasser Seirawan.
Now my question is, does my prublication of the translation take a portion of market away from Everyman chess, the publisher of the original English text?
Anyone answers?
I think it may be a good idea to try to answer your own questions.

(I think there may be some elementary economic theory at play here, something to do with substitute goods and complementary goods).

To answer your question, I would have though it highly likely that your publication (sic) of the translation takes away a portion of Everyman's potential market. I imagine Everyman thinks this as well, if they have demanded some compensation for the publication rights.
Well, they demanded a royalty and I sent them in cheque through my brother-in-law, but don't know why they have not cashed it.
Someone told me the Everyman team have changed their location, but their website is still showing the same address.

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PDF ebooks

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:19 pm

Hello.
I have translated a chess book from Everyman Chess. May I convert it into PDF and Sell PDF copies over the internet?

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Re: Book Publisher

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sat Oct 15, 2016 1:42 pm

The guy at EverymanChess permitted.
What factors should be considered in the pricing of PDFs?

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Re: Book Publisher

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Sat Oct 15, 2016 1:49 pm

The same factors as should be considered in the pricing of anything: the marginal cost of production (which in this case is practically nil), and the demand curve for the product.

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Re: Book Publisher

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Sat Oct 15, 2016 5:55 pm

Thanks

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Re: Book Publisher

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:29 pm

I don't get why "Simple Chess can be found over the internet.See:
https://archive.org/details/Simple_Ches ... ic_Edition

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Re: Book Publisher

Post by Roger de Coverly » Wed Oct 19, 2016 4:57 pm

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:I don't get why "Simple Chess can be found over the internet.
Presumably the author and publishers gave their permission for the material to be published in this manner.

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Re: Book Publisher

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:10 am

It's downloadable there....
Also the book by Alexi Kosikov has the same status...

Might I download and print the books, or do I have to refer to the website every time I want to read the books?

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Re: Book Publisher

Post by John Upham » Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:34 am

Roger de Coverly wrote:
soheil_hooshdaran wrote:I don't get why "Simple Chess can be found over the internet.
Presumably the author and publishers gave their permission for the material to be published in this manner.
I doubt it very much. Much copyrighted printed material has been scanned, PDF'd and then uploaded by pirates. I doubt very much if the publishers

1. Are Aware
2. Care
3. Have the resources to do anything about it

However, I would have to admit that I located a pgn archive of all the games from

Not Only Chess by Gerald Abrahams which included a Fairhurst - Abrahams game from Ramsgate 1929 that was missing from Megabase 2014.

This game was formative to the early years of the Abrahams Defence to the Queen's Gambit.
British Chess News : britishchessnews.com
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Re: Book Publisher

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Re: Book Publisher

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:40 am

So can I read from the books?
What does "Scholarship and research purposes" mean?

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Re: Book Publisher

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:37 am

How can we make a PDF undistributable?

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Re: Book Publisher

Post by Ian Thompson » Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:20 pm

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:How can we make a PDF undistributable?
Put a strong password on it and don't tell anyone what it is?

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Re: Book Publisher

Post by soheil_hooshdaran » Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:30 pm

Ian Thompson wrote:
soheil_hooshdaran wrote:How can we make a PDF undistributable?
Put a strong password on it and don't tell anyone what it is?
It is my well-known (at least on this forum!) translation of Play Winning Chess which I now want to sell as a PDF ebook.

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