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Ever wanted to see printing projects, past and present? Ever wanted to get notifications of upcoming projects? Ever want to send notice to users interested in printed projects that aren't following you? Ever see a past printing project and wish you had known about it while there was still time to participate? Well, this group is for you!


Folder information:

  • Current Projects - projects currently looking into a print run. Users may still get involved
  • Past Projects - projects that have done a printing project in the past, but are not currently doing one (users cannot participate in the print run at this time).
  • Print on Demand - books that can be bought without taking part in a print run.

General Rules (rule making in progress):

  • The rules of fimfiction site apply here
  • Forum can be used to announce projects and give information about them, but not placing orders or order tracking/etc. (these should be done with a user's personal blog or PM - you can post a link to your blog post about this, though)
  • Please add your story to the appropriate folder to make finding projects easier.
  • In the unlikely event that the forum gets really large, then really old threads about past projects may be deleted (no threads about projects that are currently running would be deleted; I don't foresee having to do this, but am mentioning it just in case).
  • Mature rated stories are okay, but please no clopfics (for lack of a better explanation at the moment, stories that exist for the sole purpose of mature content... I don't mean anything bad by this, I just can't think of a good explanation at the moment).
  • If you hear about a printing project, please let us know so we can post information about it :twilightsmile:
  • Books by Bronies is the only thread for non-pony books by site users

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447914
Well, that was not clear from your chat (even which book was discussed). Seems legitimate. By the way nothing stops copyrighters from writing to PM and requesting desired links.

RBDash47
Site Blogger

447906
The book in question had not been publicly available since 2019, when it received a cease and desist from the owners of the Choose Your Own Adventure trademarks.

I legally cannot keep it available for people to purchase. Instead, I put a lot of time and effort into redesigning the book so that it no longer infringes on CYOA trade dress but is still recognizably inspired by it and issued that as a new edition -- something I certainly didn't have to do but I felt it was important to keep the book available in some form -- which has been available ever since.

When authors restrict free access to purchasing their books, it's often to protect the books because we are all operating in what is at best a legal gray area. If the choice is between not being able to buy the book at all and being able to buy it by messaging the author, I would think any printed ponyfic enthusiast would be overjoyed at having the latter option.

447899

This is why we can't have nice things. =)

Why what?

I had already planned to make it private

Why are you doing this?

I just cannot understand why some authors sell their books via PM (how do one suppose to buy such book, when lulu link to it is provided via PM and author was last online a long ago?) and why to remove and restrict from public everything connected to this topic? We lost so many things because of this, and it costs nothing for authors actually, why to be so shady/meany?

RBDash47
Site Blogger

447898
Honestly it's on Lulu/Google, not you; I had already planned to make it private as soon as I got home from a work trip, which was today.

Hope you grabbed a copy if you wanted one while you could!

447897
My deepest apologies about my deleted post. I didn't mean to cause any trouble :(

RBDash47
Site Blogger

447889
This is why we can't have nice things. =)

The listing will be made fully private later today. Pretty annoyed with Lulu for allowing unlisted pages to be indexed by search engines.

Comment posted by Mintstar deleted Nov 26th, 2023

Thanks for including me in here!! So cool to finally be in the Print section instead of Looking into Printing!

Ministry of Image is having a vote for their next round of printed books. Top 2 picks gets printed. Please vote if there's a story you're interested in.

https://www.ministryofimage.net/post/ministry-of-image-survey-final

https://forms.gle/JLEdR5ETn7oq7xVs9

445607
Good to know. I was waiting to read this particular book until I found out about the other "11 books." Thank you.

445491
That book is meant to be formatted in such a way that it would look like an in-universe foal's adventure book, complete with reviews from colts and fillies and fictional titles of eleven other books in the series. Unfortunately, those eleven other titles only exist in the pony world.

I have a copy of "The Purloined Pony" by Chris. Does anyone know if the other stories lisyed in the start of the book has physical print, or if they even exist? Thanks.

443758
This error has been corrected.

Two of my paperback books have been omitted from my listing – "Quantum Gallop" https://www.amazon.com/Quantum-Gallop-Bernard-Doove/dp/1548757268/ and "Cosmic Lotus" https://www.amazon.com/dp/1721816984/

Um, yes, hello? Could someone help me understand how this group works? I've just finished the proof copy of my own MLP book, The King of Love Bugs, and so I'm about to enter the stage of printing off and selling copies (created the book via Lulu). While I'm perfectly content to just get copies sold to my readers and followers, I'd also be interested in casting a wider net wherever possible. I know a lot of bronies collect horsewords. :twilightsmile: What should my first step be in getting the word out about my completed book?

Thank you!

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In the latest survey from ministry of image i suggested mendacity. They told me it was too short for a print despite having 2 or 3 other stories that were actually shorter than mendacity.

Sorry to pester y’all again - is there a print project for Mendacity anywhere or did I imagine it? Tyia!

For those interested, a Kickstarter for a print edition of Changeling Space Program is live- and fully funded within twelve hours, and has blown through half the stretch goals within 18 hours...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1869505034/changeling-space-program-print-edition

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