Originally Posted by RickB
Selling individual copies?
All the publishers at FLIBS give them away. Nickel and diming potential subscribers seems a bit cheezy.
I know, right? We went to the car dealership the other day to look at a 2014 model. They had a few 2013 models that hadn't sold yet. I asked if they were giving them away. Nope, they were selling them. Cheezy!
In the publishers defense, he is not a media conglomerate but a very small company. And each issue, which is quarterly, is about 200 pages and very expensive in small runs to print. He's also been selling back issues (of his previous titles) for 17 years at boat shows, and yes, about 5% of people think it's cheezy. However, for people who subscribe at the boat show they get back issues for free. Personally, if I'm doing it, I end up giving some away free anyway.