Along with doing research for the Ten Doctors print versions, we've found a place that looks like it'll do nicely for some printed YAFGC collections. We'd like some input from you on the choices!
We'd do a whole year's worth of strips in one volume, most likely, to avoid chopping storylines in half, and that would come out to a trade paperback (6.85w X 10.25h) of about 200 pages. Our costs for a book this size, colour cover, black and white inside, would be $10.50, plus shipping, plus tax, plus order processing time and labour. So we'd have to sell them for about $20 - $25 minimum to make it worth the work. Typos would be corrected, some graphics redone, some extras added, etc.
On the other hand, if we did the book at 200 strips per volume it would make for a smaller, less pricy book (closer to $15), but you'd get the cutoff wherever the 200th/400th/600th strip happened to fall in a storyline, which is obnoxious. Dividing by storylines would be needlessly complex, I think, and would result in volumes of different sizes based on how long some storylines went.
What'd'you think, sirs?
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