This has been a tough week for me a lot of work on and not a lot of free time to go with it. Next week proves to be much the same but it also has my eldest’s tenth birthday to look forward to but more on that next week!
In the time I have had I took a project from the pile and decided to try and get it done in the twenty or so hours I had spare. What is this project you say! Well it is the conversion of UM011 USE ME Cyberpunk from a printed title into a dedicated PDF electronic title. When it is released it will be added to the growing list of PDF titles which already includes most of the USE ME series and also MOTH as well. Like the others it will have three parts, full colour separate cover, a full colour main body and an ‘ease print’ plain version of the main body. All in a zipped file for just $5.00. Bargain!
15mm.co.uk has done well with PDF versions of its USE ME Series with electronic sales being about twenty percent of the total compared to print. So far UM001 USE ME Science Fiction is the best selling and most popular but this does not surprise me as it is also the bigger paper seller too and it into its third print run!
I take some time over the conversion to electronic from print as I for one do not like it when I purchase a download only to find it is just a scanned version of the print book. The files I produce are designed from the outset to be read on screen and as such feature bookmarks, links and other live material for easy navigation and use. On top of this the ‘ease print’ version is for those who want to go to a copy shop or home print their purchase; it has all of the artwork, colour, table graphics removed leaving plain text. It takes some extra time but from the email we get wargamers appreciate it and I am all about customer satisfaction!
There are a few dedicated miniature packs for this title including my personal favourite of the year so far…the Corporate Ashigaru.
I cannot give you a release date for this yet but it will be in the next month or so I imagine.