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    I was wondering about the book just this weekend. I think it would be a shame if it never got to see light of day.

    I would also gladly purchase a digital format. Maybe taking pre-orders would help grease the wheels a bit? I would be up for that also if it were the case.

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    May I please add my personal opinion, Steve?

    I'm 66 and have still yet to retire (with three sons still at home). So "good on 'ya, matey!"

    I too would like to encourage you to release your book in .PDF format. In fact, if you do, can you please put me on your list as a potential customer? I'd even be willing to mail you an empty thumb drive to copy it to, if you wish it.

    All the best with your wood crafting biz. Cheers, Alan



    Quote Originally Posted by jhockin View Post
    Steve, I totally ďgetĒ how retirement can be enjoyable, however, I do think that you might be underestimating how many people are likely to want a copy of your book ( add my name to the list). I also agree that digital format ( such as on a flash drive/ thumb drive) would likely be the easiest format, both for you, and most customers. Donít give up on the idea just yet.

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    I'd rather be able to buy a printed copy, but a PDF would also work.

    There are places around that will do small runs of books. Heck, even my local bookstore has a machine to do it, and I think their minimum is somewhere around a quantity of 1. Prints, binds, and trims, and they sell copies of locally-written books at the front of the store. It's really a pretty neat operation and they keep the machine proudly on display in the store.

    Or you could print them at something like FedEx Office where they'll spiral bind. I've had that done before, and it's not terribly expensive.

    Going to print doesn't have to be a huge obstacle anymore.

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    Please- make it available somehow.

    Steve-

    I feel absolutely robbed that I got back into kilts so soon after you have decided to retire. I would dearly love to have one of your kilts- the thought and innovation you have shown is remarkable.

    I know I would pay over the odds for that knowledge not to be lost. Even in unfinished form.

    Perhaps the group of us so interested could even fund the help of an editor if you donít have the time to work on it yourself- that is assuming an outside editor would actually be useful.

    Please consider it.

    -M
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paco500 View Post
    Steve-

    I feel absolutely robbed that I got back into kilts so soon after you have decided to retire. I would dearly love to have one of your kilts- the thought and innovation you have shown is remarkable.

    I know I would pay over the odds for that knowledge not to be lost. Even in unfinished form.

    Perhaps the group of us so interested could even fund the help of an editor if you donít have the time to work on it yourself- that is assuming an outside editor would actually be useful.

    Please consider it.

    -M
    Paco, just had to say when I saw your avatar thumbnail I thought " My what a large sporran...." Needs must get my eyes checked!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bodhran4me View Post
    Paco, just had to say when I saw your avatar thumbnail I thought " My what a large sporran...." Needs must get my eyes checked!
    That picture was from ~17 years ago. My 'sporran' is now taller than me.
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    Your book.

    Steve, I think you greatly underestimate the number of people who would be interested in your book in any available format. Your designs and detail, especially on sizing were groundbreaking so you can add me to the list, I'll buy it in any format available.
    Have you considered using Amazon for selling it, they print to order as well as providing Kindle versions and it is easy to find advice and formatting instructions on the internet or even easier someone to do it on fiverr.com.
    If you are going to do it, do it in a kilt!

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    Steve's book

    Steve,

    If I may toss in my own thoughts, I would very much like to read your book.

    Regards,
    Jonathan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Ashton View Post
    Stoff,
    One notable exception to the change in the kilt world is USA Kilts. Rocky is a consummate businessman.
    So are you.
    Tulach Ard

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    I am also one who would be willing to buy the book in either form.

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