We think people in the non-English-speaking world should have
the fun of playing acrostic puzzles on their computers and
iPhones too, but sadly we can't speak other languages well
enough to make word puzzles for them. Can you help us?
If you create puzzles in other languages, and you're looking
for a way to share them with the world, perhaps we can work
out a deal to split the revenues. At this point, most of our
users are on the iPhone and iPad. We have enhanced the app
to allow users to download extra books of puzzles from
within the program. The app costs $3.99 (in the US,
anyway), so charging an extra 99 cents for a book of 40 or 50
puzzles seems reasonable.
We will already have made our $2.80 for selling the
program and our hundreds of puzzles (Apple keeps 30% of all
proceeds). So the largest share of the 99 cents for the extra
book should go to the puzzle maker. How about 50 cents for the
puzzle maker, 29 cents for Apple, and 20 cents for us?
We guarantee that you won't get rich this way; we certainly
haven't. At the current pace, the money would be in the
hundreds of dollars per year, not the thousands. But the
rate of purchases has shown no signs of diminishing (in
fact, it's more than ever since the iPad came out), so the
revenue could keep coming for a number of years. And this
gives you a way to reach the audience of iPhone and iPad
users for whom you would otherwise have to build your own
We could also create a special version of the app with your
book pre-installed, and/or put the books on the Web site
for people to play on their computers. Details of
revenue-sharing would have to be worked out.
So if you are interested, let us know!