Imagined Feelings at the Second Ballot Results
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I am rooting for 4 titles, and would be almost equally happy if any one of them wins.
I’m okay with, though not horribly excited about a further 3 titles.
I am really hoping that the last 2 titles on my list do not win… as I have zero interest in the subject matter, and it will be a tough choice justifying spending any money on them in order to preserve the membership.
How is it for you?
There’s only one proposal that’s a “no” for me though, and two others that, similarly, I’m not particularly interested in the texts but would likely still order.
I'll know I burned and banned books in a previous life if my book karma manifests with the next book being something I would love to have and won't be able to. But such is the reading life.
If the elected proposal is one of the three that require copyright for the text itself (the Canticles and Algernon ), the runner-up proposal, per the Consensus Press rules, will still have a decent shot.
If the selected proposal proves impossible, then the runner-up will be pursued instead.
It does lead to an interesting possible situation, though. What if the titles mentioned are the top three picks, and all prove unworkable? The winner could in theory be the fourth-place pick. This is akin to an athlete not medaling at the Olympics but still winning the event because the other three dropped dead on the podium.
The interesting question is this: If the elected proposal proves impossible because the membership doesn't order it in sufficient numbers to make the financing work, then does the runner-up proposal get a shot? Or does the Consensus Press experiment simply fail at that point?
Haha… check what happened in the 2002 Olympics Short Track event with Steven Bradbury 😄
If I’m understanding you correctly though >9 grifgon:, it sounds like we’d still move ahead with the 3rd or 4th place title in that scenario, but enough members would still of course have to order.
Potentially due to the board commentary that sets the stage for the proposal, or due to the fact that most members wouldn’t explicitly “want” the winner (no proposal received a majority yes), and don’t want to lose membership. That means that the cheapest most feasible proposals will win out.
I’m entirely biased (my proposal was expensive), but if so, I’ll be a little saddened given all the time and energy involved in the CP process… and the amount of established fine presses already available… it feels like we should swing-for-the-fences. Even if that makes the venture a bit more risky.
Either way excited to see the results, and enjoying the community/process!
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