Well chaps, thanks to you all I have, so far, raised over £300 for the HMSA, and I am now looking at having to re-print my HMS book cos I'm running low
However, I am now seriously looking at officially having it published (offical ISBN number etc.) which should open more doors for selling them = more money for the HMSA.
And I would like to publish it with a laminated cover to make the book more hardwearing - my copy travels everywhere with me is now somewhat dog-eared and missing patches of colour. The lamintate should prevent this happening. The PoTS book (for those of you who have seen it) has a laminated cover and is what I was thinking of doing for the HMS one.
The snag is: cost.
If I publish it properly and put the laminate cover then I will not be able to give my current discount to HMSA members. It will be a charge of £5 per book for everyone. (otherwise I risk waiting a decade to break even.) this will not affect the amount donated to the HMSA, just mean that the project is sustainable.
Would people consider £5 a worthwhile price for it? Do you think the laminate cover would improve the product?
Please answer either here or by pm.
(if you already have my book and won't be buying another I would still appreciate your comments.)