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This guy started his own publishing company using Lulu, Amazon, and public domain books. 

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7 deviants said Check it out: bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01…
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5 deviants said Wasn't quite news and wasn't quite a publishing resource, but I thought it was interesting.
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4 deviants said Thoughts?

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Snapperz Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013   Writer
That is interesting! I wonder if the numbers would go up if more people found it about it. Could do the same thing with old films as well (though those are pretty much all on Youtube now if they're out of copyright).
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SadisticIceCream Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013   Writer
Quite possibly. He should let people vote on what weird thing he should publish next.

I feel like there could be a market for old films in the public domain in not-shitty quality. Plus you don't have to wait for stupid load times. =p
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GDeyke Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013   Writer
This is a really neat idea, and - now that I've thought about it - I'm surprised that it's not more common.
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SadisticIceCream Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013   Writer
I think he mentions in the interview that lots of people are more interested in being published themselves rather than publishing others -- but you're right, I can see the tide turning a bit very easily. :)
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neurotype Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sounds exactly like the kind of thing big publishers wouldn't do. Good on him for finding an actual niche.
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SadisticIceCream Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013   Writer
:nod: Imagine how much more successful he'd be if he found time to publicize, too!
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neurotype Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I dunno, I can't see this working outside of a niche. It'd get out of control, I think.
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SadisticIceCream Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013   Writer
True, but at least he could tell people it's a thing he's doing. I've never heard of anyone doing this outside of printing personal hard copies of out-of-print things.
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neurotype Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Isn't this a way of telling other people about it? ;p

I wonder what the best way to market it would be.
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SadisticIceCream Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013   Writer
I suppose. =p

No idea. Find some organization that loves old, obscure books?
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