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Post by iainblack » Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:48 pm

If I order 20 books I get a 10% discount but have to pay combined postage of ?115 which is ?5.75 each postage to me and approx ?2.50 for recorded delivery to your home. So thats ?23.75 for the book plus postage = a total of ?32. Compare that to ?26.39 plus ?3.99 guaranteed tracked delivery by DHL or use the free postage offer. It also takes the double handling, repackaging and if it goes missing from Blurb to DHL then they have to replace it. Recorded delivery would pay compensation to a level but have you tried getting cash out of Royal Mail?

Is that fair enough? the Blurb ordering system is pretty easy.

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Post by iainblack » Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:45 pm

Here is the contents for contributors to check I have the facts right. I havent put Springy, Goldie etc on the page as it is obvious from the logo, I just put it in the list to show the range:

Jens Otto Jensen (muccax), Viborg, Denmark - Springy ST50 YS (Yellow Sunburst), Springy ST60 BB(Black), Springy ST50 MB(Metallic Blue)

Andrew Munro (amunro), Basingstoke, U.K. - Springy ST80 GS (Golden Sunburst), Springy ST50 GS (Golden Sunburst), Springy ST60 MR (Metallic Red)
Limited Edition LE36 MR (Metallic Red)

Marcus Mote (marcusnieman), Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.- Springy ST60 or 80 (1980) GS (Golden Sunburst), Springy ST60 (1981) GS (Golden Sunburst),
Springy ST60 OW (Olympic White)

Iain Black (iainblack), Liverpool, U.K. - Goldie ST40 OW (Olympic White), Springy ST55 MR (Metallic Red), Goldie ST50 MB(Metallic Blue)
Goldie ST55 SO (Sonic Blue)

Gez Casey (japaxes), Birmingham, U.K. - Goldie ST40 OW (Olympic White), Goldie ST40 BB(Black), Goldie ST55 FO (Flamingo Orange)
Silver Star SS60 YS (Yellow Sunburst)
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Dave Woodhouse (DaveWW), North East, U.K. - Springy ST55 N (Natural)

Bob Procopio (hunter), Pennsylvania, U.S.A. - Springy ST50 (1978) N(Natural), Limited L70 MR (Metallic Red)

Colin Summers (colinhotrod), Fife, Scotland - Goldie ST100 TG (Translucent Green)

Matjaz Vertacnik, Velenje, Slovenia - Springy ST80 MR (Metallic Red)

Rob Danvers, Birmingham, U.K. - Goldie - ST55 (MR Metallic Red), Goldie ST55 LB (Lake Placid Blue)

J.J. McGregor (JJMcG), Edinburgh, U.K. - ST55 FO (Flamingo Orange)

Tom Egan (mirrorboy), Leeds, U.K. - Goldie ST55 PP (Pale Pink)

Gordon Maxwell, Belmont, N.S.W., Australia - Goldie ST55 MP (Metallic Pink)

Dave Hammond (imosdad), Berkshire, U.K. - Goldie ST50 MB (Metallic Blue), Goldie ST55 LB (Lake Placid Blue)

Blake (blake375), London, U.K. - Springy ST55 (1981) SO (Sonic Blue)

Marcus Fay (mojo hobo), North West, U.K. - Springy ST50 GM (Gold Metallic), Silver Star SS?? BB (Black)

Srecko Kovacic (Diodibuh), Zarecje, Slovenia - Silver Star SS36 BB (Black)

Dan Handley (turntheteleup), Lancashire, U.K. - Goldie ST55 MR (Metallic Red)

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Post by iainblack » Thu Mar 10, 2011 4:31 pm

once ordered it is 5 working days to print and 3 to 5 days to be delivered

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Post by iainblack » Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:50 pm

Does anyone know Blakes full name. He has not responded to my PMs.

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Post by Diodibuh » Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:04 am

is book finished yet, is it possibile to make orders?

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Post by iainblack » Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:36 am

Just waiting for one set of photos that shold have been with me on Friday last week and will do final proof and publish this Friday. It's looking good if I say so myself.

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Post by iainblack » Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:32 am

Got the final set last night and have produced a draft for that page. Probably only one more spread to complete and then I will proof read and publish on Friday.

I will be posting on this forum and emailing contributors where I have private email addresses. i will also be putting the order link onto the almost Tokai. Can anyone suggest other forums that may be interested in hearing about the book? I think MIJGAS is dead now.

Roll on Friday!

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Post by JohnA » Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:53 am

The japanaxe forum might have a few interested members, and music radar too, you never know. It's not a specialist japanese guitar forum, but they have a huge membership.

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Post by iainblack » Wed Mar 23, 2011 3:14 am

cool, thanks John,

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Post by iainblack » Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:49 am

Update: OK, the book has been proofed and completed. I cannot upload it to the publish website from work due to firewall restirctions so I will be doing this tonight when I get home.

Once uploaded I will post on this site with details of the link and order instructions. You will have until the end of March to benefit from the free ground / economy postage offer that I will detail again. An alternative is to go with the flat rate tracked postage deal of ?3.99 (or equivalent in local currency) for up to 3 books. If you want more than 3 books you can get a postage calculator on the blurb site to tell you how much it will be to decide if you want to reconsider the free ground postage. For example 7 books delivered to a UK address is ?7.36. If you are really keen you can order 10 copies and get a 10% discount

Sorry to keep you waiting but it will be worth the wait!

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Post by japaxes » Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:58 pm

No thank you iain for the idea & perseverance to see it through & a big thank you to all involved . free beer for you at the next convention methinks. :lol: 8)

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Post by iainblack » Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:15 pm

Ok, the moment you have been waiting for, the book is now published! I have ordered my copies and used the discount code GROUND1 and got ?3.99 delivery for free. Here is the link to order your book(s) and on the final check out page you put the discount code in and recalculate. The code is only valid until the end of the month (see below). Certain country ground postage allows you to track your delivery via DHL.

http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/invited/ ... d27af286a9

I have set the paper as premium quality with lustre finish and I decided to add 50p to each book sale for me to donate as charity in aid of the Japanese tsunami victims. I will post here the total sales (I will screen shot the stats from my book page) and post a receipt for the charity payment. I hope everyone will be happy with that considering our link with Japan via the guitars and people we have met on this forum.

The book will cost ?26.89. You can get a soft cover version for ?20 and I think you can get a hard cover image wrap which wraps the cover image as a hard cover but you would lose the inner flaps. Not sure but that would be ?28. Let me know any problems via the forum and I look forward to all your thoughts one you receive the book.

Cheers,

Iain

Order your book now, and we'll pitch in with free Ground/Economy shipping*. Enter the appropriate promo code at checkout, and you're all set:

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* Offer valid through March 31, 2011 (11:59 p.m. PDT). Offer covers Ground/Economy shipping costs up to USD $10, GPB ?5, EUR ?7, CAN $10, or AUD $10 for up to three books in one order, shipped to one address. This offer is good for one-time use and cannot be combined with other promotional codes or used for adjustments on previous orders.

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Post by iainblack » Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:16 am

Update: Hi folks, 76 visitors to the blurb site to view the book (there is a preview of 15 pages) and 14 books sold so far. I would appreciate any reviews on this thread and cant wait to hear your comments.

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Post by Diodibuh » Sat Mar 26, 2011 8:43 am

I think you did fantastic job and can't wait to receive book!

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Post by marcusnieman » Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:15 am

Just bought mine. Fine work Iain

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