Sent at 8:11 EDT today...

oldnick's picture

Andrew,

If $3.50 per unit sold were the case, these numbers do not add up:

> Subject: Re: Business Proposal
> From: sales@belightsoft.com
> Date: Fri, 6 Jan 2012 15:07:48 +0200
> To: kipnick@msn.com
>
> Hi Nick,
>
> > First, the font project. Things are going a little slower than I anticipated because the "algorithmic" variants aren't always so reliable. At the moment, I have 475 fonts complete and, realistically, am still a week or two away from finishing.
> No problem, take your time.
>
> > Second, Steven Litton of iCreate Magazine contacted me yesterday, inquiring about the possibility of including a few of my fonts in an upcoming issue. It seems to me that this might be a perfect opportunity to get a little free promotion for the fontpack, if we work together on the submission. Let me know what you think.
> I think this can be an interesting idea. We can prepare a smaller package that can be offered to iCreate readers free of charge, in exchange they mention availability of the paid package. Do you know how many fonts they want?
>
> > Third, it's annual royalty payment time. 'Nuff said.
> We shipped 9,933 copies of software with your fonts, I will arrange $3,476 payment as soon as you confirm your PayPal address.
>
> Regards,
> Andrew
>

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9,933 × $3.50 = $34,765.50, not $3,476. You owe me some serious money.

Nick

Queneau's picture

Nick, why put this kind of email into the open, whats the point??? seems like a bad idea to me, even if you might be right...

oldnick's picture

Queneau,

You may be right; three cups of coffee is definitely too much caffeine…

hrant's picture

Actually taking something like this public can put the necessary pressure on the people who need to come clean. I remember many years ago a client owed me $6,000 and would not reply to my emails, and I knew they knew people on the ATypI list, so... The client immediately got in touch, threatened to sue me for breach of NDA, but we settled (for a lot more than the $0 I had gotten from them up to that point).

hhp

chrisburton's picture

Ah, bargains. Love how they gave themselves a 90% discount on what they owe you.

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