Thursday, September 14, 2006
Q & A 85
So will people who's work your using to make money from be compensated?
To create a blog under the pretext of providing advice out of the goodness of your heart and then turning into profit for yourself is unethical.
Shame on you.
Whoa pal. Show me anywhere in any post in the history of this blog where Evil Editor gave the pretext that he was providing advice. Go read How Evil Editor's Blog Works, you'll see EE's sole purpose is to entertain. The advice comes from the minions in their comments. I will, however, break tradition and give you some advice:
1. Change "who's work your using" to "whose work you're using."
2. Delete the word "from."
3. Between "turning" and "into" place "it" or "that."
4. Change "unethical" to "unlikely."
No charge for the editorial service.
Of course, if you are volunteering to provide the costs of printing, binding, cover design, editing, ISBN number, barcode, interior artwork, and shipping, you are welcome to all of the profits, which you may use to pay the 200 contributors their royalties. Let's see, an author generally gets about six percent of the cover price, which would be sixty cents if the book costs $10. Now we divide that 180 ways, as we have about 180 contributors. So everyone gets a third of a cent. If we sell three hundred copies, everyone gets a dollar. How many of you can imagine Evil Editor writing 180 checks for $1.00, placing them in envelopes, addressing them, and stamping them at .42 each (more for the Canadian, British, Australian etc. contributors)?
I don't see a lot of hands raised.
Posted by Evil Editor at 10:33 PM