Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Increasing sales and spreading out the percentages...

RPGNow is the largest PDF site on the market; roughly 80-85% of my income comes from them. The remaining 15-20% comes from the other sites like Paizo, e23, and Lulu. I think this precent is MORE THAN unevenly lop-sided. Putting that much "trust" in one company is a bad thing for business. The reason being that if something goes wrong at RPGNow, then there goes my income. And this is the same thing that many other RPG companies have done. With the introduction of the Paizo Publishing, LLC Pathfinder® Roleplaying Game Compatibility License, this gives publisher a reason to get additional sales from the Paizo website, which in turn increase your cash flow and speads out the percentage.

With the Paizo Publishing, LLC Pathfinder® Roleplaying Game Compatibility License, I believe there is a potential money generating opportunity is equal to to what Green Ronin's M&M Superlink (before they had to release a 2nd version of Mutants & Masterminds because Osseum ran off with all the money, over $100K, from the first print run and they had to pay the bill quickly or go under. Bet you didn't know about that, did you?) was. If Paizo Publishing, LLC Pathfinder® Roleplaying Game Compatibility License does just half as well as the M&M Superlink license did for me (I sold 189 copies of Power Corrupts in 3 days, not like now where most does sell 100 copies in a lifetime of the product) it could be a nice source of income for me (In addition to the money I am already making from it). Personally I am looking to change my percentage to 35% RPGNow / 35% Paizo / 30% other various sites, with an increase of cashflow of 50%. It is going to be like 2004 alo over again (My sales in 2004 jumped over 400% from the previous year, in 2003 sales were only up 350% from the previous year). So it looks like time will tell in August. Talk to you later...