Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The Memory Hole: PDF Only Releases and You

Thinking about En Ferreus Veritas reminded me of something. Unlike books, there is no secondhand PDF market and should a PDF get pulled, its gone.

Now there are obviously less legitimate ways to acquire things but I am a publisher and we don't talk about or encourage that kind of thing . After all, you don't excrete where you eat.

However even for those who don't mind the back channels some things can't be found anywhere you look

I ran smack into this problem trying to get the above PDF. Publisher kaput, no print version and no second market. Very frustrating. My advice is if there is a small press PDF only release you want and you have the cash you need to get it when you see it. It may be gone sooner than you think.

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