How to Disagree Like Civilized Gentlemen

A WINNER HAS BEEN SELECTED!! Alright, it's time for the third and final chance to win a signed copy of my book “Curse of the Masking-Tape Mummy.”  

Again, to enter all you have to do is leave a comment on this comic (How to Disagree Like Civilized Gentlemen). The winner will be selected at random on Thursday morning (Feb 23rd).  Again, I will ask a question that you can, but are not obligated to, answer.

Today's question: How much would you pay for a digital, DRM-free version of one of my books?

Just curious.

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Reader Comments (333)

Well, if I had a device such as a kindle or something to read it on, I'd easily be willing to pay $12 for it.

February 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDeathlessDragon

I am still not close to being converted to ebookness, much preferring something that doesn't require batteries and doesn't cost $100s to replace if I lose it. On the other hand, if the digital version were printable, that would be a definite plus. So yeah, I would probably pay $5; any more than that and I would figure I might as well get a print version. But I'm not exactly the target audience for digital copies of books.

February 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

$3

February 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChristian

A would pay one half of a lemur and perhaps hand full of donkey fur. I would offer money, but I haven't seen some in so long I have begun to doubt its existence.

February 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCaraamon

I'd say 30% to 40% less than a paper edition.

February 22, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterappymare

Wow, a whole lot of comments on this comic, no surprise honestly.

February 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterIlay

All the monies. All of them.

February 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPaul Presley

I showed my brother this one, because I thought he'd like it. I was right. He now wants a sword-cane.

Boys.

February 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDRS

I don't think I would pay more than 5 dollars. I have never paid more than 9 and that only happened once.

February 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMr. Odd

:)

February 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChristian

I wouldn't mind winning one of your print books, but am happy enough to pay what they go for.

How much for a DRM version? I probably would not buy it. Reading the originals on a computer screen is enough. I'm glad to support this comic by buying the print versions as they come out, and as long as you produce them, I can promise you at least one sale. I'm sure some people would buy the digital version, I just wouldn't be one of them.

February 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMP

I'd probably pay two or three pounds. If you want dollars, I'd pay at least six hundred (Zimbabwean) dollars.

It needs to be good value: we have to pay sales taxes on e-books but not on printed ones.

February 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMaJAG

"How much would you pay for a digital, DRM-free version of one of my books?"

I would gladly pay you Tuesday for a copy today.

February 22, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterfish

I'd be in for $20

February 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTim Coker

Last minute post? Ok. will do.

February 22, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdouglasj

I would pay about what you would make from a hard copy, what's that, about $1.50? Guess I'd be generous and pay $3.00. Might even be worth it.

February 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGod

Entering the raffle here. I might pay $5 for a digital book of comics.

February 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCurt

Bytes are free. So “0”. I better would pay attention in my comic store for a printed edition. (Well, I guess it will be kind of hard to find the “The Curse of the Masking Tape Mummy” here in México but we always will have the internet. My beloved internet.


And of course that a “Gonzo vampirism” would be a great book theme.

February 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCarlos Castillo

I'm thinking $12

February 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDooshling

I would pay ten US$ for digital copy, but would barter my smoking jacket and cravat for a dead-tree copy.

February 22, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterbinque

I think $4.99 would be a good digital price. Since your books are almost as good as Growing Up Brady by Barry Williams...

February 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJason O.

I suppose I would pay around $5 to $10, provided of course that there was extra material in said digital copy. If I can just use the website for free and have the same exact stuff made readily available to me as the people who pay money, where's the incentive for me to pay anything at all?

February 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJulie

I'm more likely to buy a paper copy than a digital copy, just because it's easier to press into a friend's hands and be like, READ THIS AND LAUGH.

February 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

I am making a comment for a chance to win, because why not?

February 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFlint_A

I would pay US$10.

February 22, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkg

$15. No more, no less.

February 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterShark

I will offer you the sum of 7 dollars 99 cents American, Mr. Meyer, for your funnybook.

February 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDoug Frye

I'd give $10, without any hesitation.

February 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMike

I'd probably pay between $5 and $10 for a digital copy. It varies depending on the formatting, the amount of fun stuffed in it, and probably how much I've laughed during a given day.

February 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCaleb Huitt

I would pay you around 3 quadrillion third zimbabwe dollars.

February 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBradley

I don't know exactly what I'd pay, but it would have to end in .99, because, well, if it ended in .00, that would be totally unacceptable.

Unless I win this contest, in which case, I'd happily pay $0.01 more. Or $0.99 less.

February 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMichael

I love you're work, Scott. For a digital, DRM-free version of your book, I'd lay down $10 without hesitation. You could probably squeeze $20 out of me though. Just don't tell...yourself...that. Yeah.

Edit: My browser exploded when I tried to submit this, so I'm going for it again. If I end up spamming you, apologies.

February 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHunt

I would pay 15 scottish dollars (exchange rate tbc) for the digital book. By the way, you look exactly like my brother. Freaky...

February 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDuncan

Up to $20.

February 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJames

Not knowing how many comics are in each one (or too lazy to find out), I'd say US$8-10 is a fair price.

February 22, 2012 | Unregistered Commentertaserian

four hundred eighty two cents...

February 22, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersabrina

I would trade one slightly used sword-cane.

February 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterInner

I'd probably pay some $10-15. I live a long way from the US so the shipping kills me - the time even more so than the cost.

February 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBruno Parga

What do you do when you disagree about who has the fanciest sword-cane? If Scott had a prisoner themed sword-cane, would it release knockout gas once unsheathed?

February 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCollin

$7.95. It's slightly more than fast food, but at $10, you're thinking, "This book costs ten dollars. That's a lot more than fast food."

February 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLance

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