Today has been quite a day. The Swords & Wizardry Complete Rulebooks went on sale today this morning.
About 30 minutes into selling, the sales volume crashed something on the shopping cart where shipping cost is calculated, so everyone who bought copies after that point will get separately invoiced for the shipping. Hundreds of books (not just rulebooks) got sold in this 30 minute period.
About 45 minutes into selling the sales and download volume started overloading the site itself, and the "buy" button stopped working. There was a work-around for this, fortunately, but only the higher-tech buyers could make it work.
Sometime around then the purchase button for the pdf also went down. We started directing pdf-only purchasers to Paizo.
Finally, we just told people to paypal Bill with their orders rather than use the work-around.
As the dust cleared, we have sold out of the hardcovers, although the exact estimate is between 90 and 110 sold before we pulled the trigger and stopped sales on the hardcover. We had a 10-hour sellout of the whole print run.
Some softcovers are still left for sale, although more than half were sold.
And we have no idea yet how many pdfs were sold. Lots.
What. A. Day.
Last Edit: Dec 11, 2010 19:37:32 GMT -6 by mythmere
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I just noticed S&W Core books are no longer available on lulu. Is this because a 4th printing version is going to be available soon, or is it because core has been phased out in favor of complete?
They can still be gotten at the Frog God Site, or will be as soon as the page is up. These are the remaining ones from the BBP printing, and there will likely be a Frog God print run exactly the same but not with the BBP logo. That will come once the BBP ones are sold.