Hello! CivicWise will receive 50 Civic Practices books a payment for author rights.
I have been discussing with Domenico what to do with these books. We are thinking they should have two functions (in order of preference):
- To give them as courtesy books for potential partners, funders, etc.
- To sell them in local book launches, where it is not possible to buy them directly from Lugadero’s website.
We could decide that they are not for sale, just for courtesy. But then we have to ask (buy) Lugadero for books every time we want to do a launch event. We could start giving and selling what we have and then ask (buy) Lugadero more if we need.
The second question is how we distribute the books. The best option could be sending 10 to the 5 circles that are more likely to do book launches or events in the near future: Paris, London, Valencia, Barcelona, a city in Italy?
The third question is what to do with the money when we sell them. I guess a percentage would go to the local circle and another percentage to the global organisation, but I don’t know how we are organising this at the moment.
In London, we are being ask for a bit of money to rent a space for the launch event and we were wondering if we could use some of the money from selling books to pay for the space rental.
Please, contribute to the discussion!