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boymimbo
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March 15th, 2010 at 4:27:42 PM permalink
No problem. I support the casinos making money from faulty gambling systems.
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Croupier
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March 15th, 2010 at 6:35:16 PM permalink
Quote: tuttigym

If success comes, it will be partially your fault.



Does that mean we get a cut?
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DorothyGale
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March 16th, 2010 at 8:10:04 AM permalink
Quote: Wizard

When my book was first published my publisher, Huntington Press, and I had conversations about how the book would be marketed. However, I think it came out at a bad time, and they had bigger things on their minds than my book. I did not have any leverage to get them to do much. They probably wanted to feel out initial sales before deciding on how hard to market the book, and initial sales did not go well.

If I wanted to invest my own money to push the book that probably could have been done, but nobody ever raised the idea. I don't want to blame the poor sales entirely on the publisher. There are dozens of other similar books, so I was fighting for a piece of a very crowded market. No, I did not get an advance. I think you need to be pretty big to get one of those. Struggling authors are lucky to find a publisher at all. Every other publisher of gambling books rejected my manuscript, and they knew it, so I had little bargaining power in the terms. I was happy to be published at all, and still am.



I spoke with Mason Malmuth a few years back about publishing gaming books. He informed me that the average sales for a gambling book was between 200 and 300 copies. I fully believe him. All one has to do is walk into the Gambler's Bookstore to see he is right.

--Dorothy
"Who would have thought a good little girl like you could destroy my beautiful wickedness!"
tuttigym
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March 17th, 2010 at 3:31:18 PM permalink
Quote: Croupier

Does that mean we get a cut?



No, but I will mention that knowledgeable and craps savvy people who know the math of craps helped to contribute to the validity of my thesis. It should allow some of you to puff out your collective egos. If you buy the book, you might be able to spot the contributions. As far as naming names, some might want to sue for libel or some such thing.

tuttigym

p.s. Wizard: The improvements to this sight are truly classy -- thanks. t
tuttigym
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March 17th, 2010 at 3:33:43 PM permalink
Quote: DorothyGale

I spoke with Mason Malmuth a few years back about publishing gaming books. He informed me that the average sales for a gambling book was between 200 and 300 copies. I fully believe him. All one has to do is walk into the Gambler's Bookstore to see he is right.

--Dorothy



How does he pay the rent or even make a living??

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DorothyGale
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March 17th, 2010 at 3:46:44 PM permalink
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How does he pay the rent or even make a living??



We have already determined you are a troll. 'Nuff said.

--Dorothy
"Who would have thought a good little girl like you could destroy my beautiful wickedness!"

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