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Thursday, 20 February 2014

Unbound Publishing - a risk free business model?


I love the low-risk profile of this publishing business. Authors upload videos of their ideas. These then are open to donations via crowdfunding. In exchange the funders get lunch with the author or a mention in the acknowledgements or whatever.


One there is enough money raised, the book gets printed. The publishers share the profits with the author.


So from the Publishers POV:


·         Content is free. It is being provided by the author.

·         Production cost is free. It is being paid for via the Crowdfunding.

·         Marketing is going to be cheaper as the nature of the Crowdfund will provide exposure. Every person willing to donate is going to be a raving fan.


What do you think?

Monday, 17 February 2014

Kelso Stats

   I'm going to Kelso Races in a couple of weeks so I thought I'd look at some stats to help my selections.

* Of the last 21 races at Kelso, only 2 have been won by a horse with odds of 10/1 or more.
* Both of these occasions were in races with 10 or more runners.
* Favourites have won 6 of the last 21 races. This is roughly 30% and is just about par for British racing.
* Jason Maguire has a good record, winning 6 of 21. Peter Buchanan is next with 3 winners.
* There has been at least one favourite winning at each of the last 3 meetings.

Monday, 3 February 2014

Another Competition Win............

   A couple of weeks ago my with and I spent an evening entering competitions. We entered well over 400 in one night. My theory is that you can expect to win 1% of the comps you enter.
   We've had our first winner from that session!

Dear Ruby Redfort fan,

Congratulations! You have won a prize in our Catch Your Death competition at

The prize will be picked at random by our team from a selection of Ruby Redfort goodies, including wristbands and notepads.