Got Magpies? Get Magpies!
November definitely knocked the last bit of summer out of the way and instead of being grumpy and sad, I feel all bouncy today, since Magpies is out of the box!
We are still waiting for the iPad app to be approved by Apple, but the no-frills digital version is up for grabs!
I’m a bit anxious too, because it’s always scary to launch a new project into the world, especially something that I’ve been working on for so long. But I do think it’s probably the best thing I ever did, and I’m proud of it. It’s like having a teenage daughter going out on her first date: you just wait home and hope you did all you could to raise her well and she doesn’t come home pregnant.
Like I know anything about raising kids.
Anyway, it’s out and it’s awesome and the best thing is: you get to decide how much you pay for it.
Does this mean I can get it for free, if I want?
Yup. Exactly that. Just type 0 and hit enter and you’ll be e-mailed a link to download the high-resolution DRM-free pdf.
It’s the whole graphic novel, not just a preview. And it’s under a Creative Commons Attribution- Non Commercial- ShareAlike License. So if you want to burn it on a cd and give it to your friends, I’m totally fine with it.
Obviously, you can totally donate a bazillion euros, if you happen to find them and don’t know what to do with it.
Isn’t giving stuff away kind of dumb?
I really don’t think so.
Don’t get me wrong, I am all for putting a pricetag on my work, but I also believe getting rich by selling super-protected pdf files to people is not my way of doing things.
I really also do believe that if someone likes the story, he/she will be way more interested in having a printed copy to place on a bookshelf.
If you feel like helping, I’d rather share you the link on twitter, facebook or a public bathroom wall.
Wait, there’s going to be a printed copy?
Maybe. I’d love to self publish a small edition and we are going to launch an Indiegogo campaign on november 7th to cover the expenses. We’ll see how it goes.
But you get to read the whole thing before you decide if you want to contribute, which I think is great.
Why are you asking me for my data?
It’s a fiscal thing. Even if there is no transaction I still need to send you a receipt. And if there is a transaction I’ll need to pay taxes on that, and in Italy we need to file a receipt. My accountant is already banging his head on the table, I’m trying not to make it too hard for him.
Your data will only be used for this purpose. I won’t appear at you doorstep with a suitcase. Pinky Promise.
Allright, cut the crap, where can I get it?
HERE! I hope you enjoy! Let me know what you think about it