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23 May 2010 @ 10:37 pm
FMA Fanbook Project of '10  
First of all, my apologies if you see this more than once--I am doing a bit of crossposting.

Now, the main content! Hi, I'm Rydia, and I'm trying to pull off a crazy stunt. I want to make a Fullmetal Alchemist Fanbook. What does that mean? Simple. I want to make a book full of fanbased content concerning Fullmetal Alchemist. As a fanbook, this will be completely NON PROFIT, which of course is the only way something like this is possible and legal. Anyone who decided to buy one would be paying for the printing, the processing, and the shipping.

The price depends on two things--the amount of content I put into the book, and the amount of interest. The more books we make, the cheaper it is, because the cost of printing goes down as the amount of pages printed goes up. Therefore, I can't really get an accurate cost on the books until I know what they are going to include and a rough estimate how many people are interested.

So I have made a poll that I would like you to fill out. If you're not interested, that's okay, there are options for you too. It's about 8 questions and a few of them are optional, so if you could just donate that much of your time, I would really appreciate it! If there's not enough interest, this isn't going to happen.

Please take my poll!!!

Thank you in advance!
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Blyssedarkblysse on May 24th, 2010 02:38 am (UTC)
"Sorry, you're not permitted to see this poll."
A Severe Lack of Pinwheelsvwl on May 24th, 2010 02:40 am (UTC)
...so much for making it so that everyone could vote. Doesn't matter if it's friends only, huh? Should work now. Sorry!
Blyssedarkblysse on May 24th, 2010 02:42 am (UTC)
Yep, it's working now~
★ 加希 ,xdespondence on May 24th, 2010 04:25 am (UTC)
I didn't take the poll because I wouldn't be able to buy the book. I want to, though. But when it comes to suggestions, I do have a few:

In the Naruto community, I have recently ordered a fanbook for one pairing only. With it comes fanfiction and fanart, of course, but also a soundtrack, a random bookmark of that pairing, and a cover of your choice - all in one snazzy box.

And if this goes through, I do have a Roy/Ed oneshot I could share with you. It's on my secret fanfiction page, and it's already posted - so I don't know if you'd want it in the book if the general public has already seen it. XD

I'll PM you my e-mail address if you're interested~
A Severe Lack of Pinwheelsvwl on May 24th, 2010 01:58 pm (UTC)
A soundtrack and a random bookmark, eh? I have no idea how I'd make a soundtrack without delving into the realms of the illegal, unless it was all fanmade music--which, albeit, would be pretty awesome, but I'm not sure it's going to happen. XD

Cover of your choice--that sounds pretty awesome.

I would love to see the Roy/Ed oneshot. It doesn't matter if it's posted or not, really. I think what I'm going to do is post up a submission guideline at some point. Depending on how many submissions I get, I might not be able to put everyone in...I'm hoping that isn't the case, though.

I actually made fma_fanbook last night, so if you want to watch that, I will probably post the submission guidelines there sometime soon.
★ 加希 ,xdespondence on May 24th, 2010 06:57 pm (UTC)
Oh, good point. The Naruto fanbook had copyright documents and everything. You can check out fracturedtales; that's where it is. Yeah, and the covers are by varying fanartists. :)

I will watch it! I would love to be a part of something like this. :)
A Severe Lack of Pinwheelsvwl on May 25th, 2010 04:28 am (UTC)
Ooh, that looks pretty interesting! I will check it out further tomorrow. Thank you for the link. :3
ex_naripolp on May 24th, 2010 10:26 am (UTC)
Poll taken and I hope you'll succeed *O*
A Severe Lack of Pinwheelsvwl on May 24th, 2010 01:44 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
dwight, you ignorant slut.: FMAelectric_kite on May 25th, 2010 02:51 am (UTC)
All of my fave FMA pairings are het, so I'd be less likely to buy it if it focused almost entirely on like, Roy/Ed, so I think you should at the very least include more than one couple. Also, I'd personally be really interested in reading stories about characters other than the main ones, mainly because those are the characters I personally like to write about the most, haha.
A Severe Lack of Pinwheelsvwl on May 25th, 2010 04:30 am (UTC)
I am thinking more and more that a general fanbook that excludes nothing is the way to go, but I'm considering making a couple of different ones...mostly because I really want a Ling/Ed fanbook for myself. XD