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Author:  pnm  [ Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:19 pm ]
Post subject:  new book with Killer Sudoku puzzles

in case you missed it in the Announcements forum...:

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=316

:-)

Author:  pharosian  [ Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:17 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: new book with Killer Sudoku puzzles

The blurb indicates we can get points for submitting solutions online... how many points is each one worth?

Author:  pnm  [ Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:24 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: new book with Killer Sudoku puzzles

pharosian wrote:
The blurb indicates we can get points for submitting solutions online... how many points is each one worth?

9 points, and only for the final 50 puzzles (the difficult ones).

Patrick

Author:  clm  [ Mon Sep 03, 2012 7:37 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: new book with Killer Sudoku puzzles

pnm wrote:
pharosian wrote:
The blurb indicates we can get points for submitting solutions online... how many points is each one worth?

9 points, and only for the final 50 puzzles (the difficult ones).

Patrick


Excellent! [thumbsup] And 250 ! (very competitive in price with respect to similar books). Good presentation (the cover introduces to the idea of a future 3D KSudoku :-)), the continuous lines for graphics look better than the dotted lines (the final idea of not using colours simplifies the editing). Hope to solve the first soon.

Author:  pnm  [ Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:05 pm ]
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clm wrote:
Excellent! [thumbsup] And 250 ! (very competitive in price with respect to similar books).

It's meant to be, yes.
To give you an idea: of the list price of $9.95:

$9.24 goes to the publisher, and $0.71 goes to me (!)

Author:  clm  [ Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:05 pm ]
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pnm wrote:
clm wrote:
Excellent! [thumbsup] And 250 ! (very competitive in price with respect to similar books).

It's meant to be, yes.
To give you an idea: of the list price of $9.95:

$9.24 goes to the publisher, and $0.71 goes to me (!)


The 7% ... that's terrible.

BTW, I just tried to send the first solution of the new book (I did it linking in the "... Tricky Puzzles book ... "), in this case for the puzzle 201, and received an error msg of "b21d8 is not a valid code", is it not possible to send the solutions yet?.

Author:  beaker  [ Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:18 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: new book with Killer Sudoku puzzles

pnm wrote:
clm wrote:
Excellent! [thumbsup] And 250 ! (very competitive in price with respect to similar books).

It's meant to be, yes.
To give you an idea: of the list price of $9.95:

$9.24 goes to the publisher, and $0.71 goes to me (!)


OMG!!!!.....the publisher gets that much of the entire price......unbelievable!!!

Author:  pnm  [ Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:25 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: new book with Killer Sudoku puzzles

clm wrote:
BTW, I just tried to send the first solution of the new book (I did it linking in the "... Tricky Puzzles book ... "), in this case for the puzzle 201, and received an error msg of "b21d8 is not a valid code", is it not possible to send the solutions yet?.

Man, you're fast.
I usually wait with uploading the codes just to see who gets one first :-)

I'll put them in tomorrow.

Author:  pnm  [ Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:27 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: new book with Killer Sudoku puzzles

beaker wrote:
OMG!!!!.....the publisher gets that much of the entire price......unbelievable!!!

To be precise, that's the absolute amount they get (the $9.24).

So if I'd set the price at $10.95, for example, my share would go
up by a dollar as well (so to $1.71). Etcetera. But I decided to
make the price as low as possible (well almost).

And for the PDF download their cost is lower: of the $3.95 the publisher gets
$1.29, and the author $2.66.

Author:  pnm  [ Tue Sep 04, 2012 3:54 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: new book with Killer Sudoku puzzles

clm wrote:
BTW, I just tried to send the first solution of the new book (I did it linking in the "... Tricky Puzzles book ... "), in this case for the puzzle 201, and received an error msg of "b21d8 is not a valid code", is it not possible to send the solutions yet?.

You should now be able to submit solutions.

I should change the books page so there is a single "submit solution" link for all books
(because there is a single page for all books anyway).

Patrick

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