.....and knowing that she is ill and cannot do a book promotion tour?
Howard is still whining about the Baba Booey book tours....wa wa wa
I love this pic. It shows Booey checking out the cleavage on the young lady sitting next to him (I'd do the same thing, every guy would) and one of the last photos of Steve Langford still working for H100 News.
In this day and age publishers can make a shitload of money and not even have to sell or produce a large amount of actual paper books.
The electronic production and delivery system is cheap as hell.
There are certainly enough potential buyers of this book to make it more than profitable...All they need to do is sell in the thousands, not millions.
It depends on your definition of "shitload of money." I think you are confusing risk exposure mitigation vs. substantial profitability.
The publisher has likely taken risk mitigation steps:
1.) Little-to-no advance
2.) Assigned the most junior editors, graphics designers, and copywriters (cheap)
3.) By contract, the cost of all promotion is deducted from any potential future payments to Robin
4.) The most important: a very limited first printing. They will tell Robin that strong initial sales will fund a second, larger printer and a second round of promotion.
Electronic editions? I'd guess the vast majority of the e-book crowd are at least minimally internet competent. It only takes a little research on their part to determine what a fucked up person Robin is. Why buy that book?