😩 The printer of my self-published comic books announced a dramatic increase of prices (+45%) starting 1st July. That's sad... So, if you want them, I invite you to shop in June before the price hike:


@davidrevoy est-ce que
The Art of Pepper&Carrot est publié en france dans les circuits classiques ?

Non, il ne l'est pas.
Pour la petite histoire, Glénat m'on fait savoir qu'ils avaient commandé l'Art book. Puis ensuite m'ont dit en avoir fait une version maison abrégée 'cadeau pour les libraires'. Donc sans doute un tirage limité (que je n'ai jamais vue encore). C'est tout.

@davidrevoy Does the price increase mean you will also get more money from each book, or they just want to cover their own costs/increase profits?


it's not the creative people that are getting the extra money - it's the print company. My small part from a $21 book will remain the same once price will jump to $35.

Mainly a problem of COVID inflation and Brexit, afaik, and probably other companie issue.

@davidrevoy Oh noes ... Searching for print services is sooo cumbersome. I'm looking for a new one myself and I hate everything about it. Good luck!

@viennawriter Thanks! Yes... Also, the fully open-source book-publishing project was so far a very hard fight, with 7 print-proof necessary and years of experimentation, with Scribus bugs, with ICC bugs and the setup of a repo and dynamic translatable book... All in all, I lost more than I won on this battle, and now −when I thought it was stable enough to publish my book 4− this price hike.

I'll evaluate soon if I still have the resources and energy to maintain it. 😔

@davidrevoy Oh dear ... But I guess, you won far more experience with print than so many others. This is worth something! Keep going, one day everything will work out.

@davidrevoy plus the banana will be overripe in July, so act now

@davidrevoy That is unfortunate. I hope things go better for you.

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