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Brian Buckland 2nd Edition - update and requests

PostPost by: Davidb » Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:50 pm

Any chance of buying one of those proof copies? :)
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PostPost by: gherlt » Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:54 pm

Sorry, already taken.
But do not fear ... Will be available soon. ASAP basically...
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PostPost by: SENC » Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:08 pm

Thanks for the update, sorry about the bad luck, though! Appreciate your efforts to bring a revised version to market!
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PostPost by: StressCraxx » Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:25 am

Volume #1
Volume #2
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PostPost by: UAB807F » Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:53 am

If they have a maximum of 500 pages (which might be a binding restriction I guess) then why not split the book into volumes 1 & 2 ?

I've no idea what the lengths of the new chapters are but splitting into body/interior/trim and then all things mechanical might get you underneath the 500 page limit ? Yes, it would increase the cost of a printed edition but it might be something that's viable and worthwhile doing a straw poll to see if it would sell.

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PostPost by: mikealdren » Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:11 am

Is the 2nd Edition only going to be a bound book or will we have the ring binder option? The latter is far better for DIYers as we can take out the pages we are working on and even, dare I say, (for dirty jobs) copy the pages to keep the originals clean!
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PostPost by: gherlt » Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:30 am

There will be definitvely both, a ringbinder and a soft or hard cover version.
The ring binder versoin will be printed in Europe or UK, and then shipped worldwide, shipping costs will be according to destination.
The binded version will be a "print on demand" book, at present I am looking at Ingram Spark, they have printing centers in the US, Europe and Australia. For customer at those destinations shipping costs are reduced dramatically.
That is why I tried Amazon first, because they are also in Japan.
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PostPost by: mikealdren » Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:44 am

Thanks Gherit,
Like many others, I'm watching with interest.
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PostPost by: reb53 » Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:22 pm

Bit obvious I guess, but how about doing it as 2 books ?

Part 1 and part 2, each of which has less than 500 pages, and each of which you receive when you order "a copy" ?

Ralph.

Oops, sorry, seen this has been suggested.
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PostPost by: gherlt » Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:04 am

Printing the book in two volumes is the last option. I am a user of Amazon, but I do not like it especially. There are other Print On Demand services to explore which do not have this limitation.
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PostPost by: gherlt » Thu May 17, 2018 9:29 am

Hi,
Let me give you another brief summary:
Brian is finishing the text for the second edition. Mainly the motor chapter is rewritten.
The second edition is due sometime in 2018. I now estimate September.
It will be available as a ring binder and softcover, possibly also as hardcover.

There will be some kind of addendum for the first edition, with the new engine chapter.

For those who really can't wait, I've organized a reprint.
The reprint has the same content as the first edition, it is a softcover book.

If a buyer of this reprint wants to have the new engine chapter, he must buy the addendum later.

This reprint of the first edition is now available !
Book price is 60 GBP / 70 EUR / 90 USD.
Available at:
UK: Susan Miller (http://www.mickmillerlotus.com/)
R.D. Enterprise (http://www.rdent.com/)
Germany: Brammer Parts (http://lotus-ersatzteile.com/)

if you live in the US, UK or Germany I strongly recommend buying from the above as they have physical stock, and the book is "printed on demand" and may take 10 days to be printed and a few days to be delivered.
If you still wish to order directly, please email me at [email protected].

Again, this offer is meant for those WHO CAN'T WAIT or do not care about engine section.

Thanks

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PostPost by: gherlt » Thu May 17, 2018 9:32 am

Another detail for the owners of the first edition ringbinder:

You can download a pdf with table of content at
http://theelanman.com/service.html

You can print it out and put it into the ringbinder, for easy searching.
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PostPost by: SENC » Thu May 17, 2018 10:45 am

Well done, and thanks! Looking forward to the 2nd edition!
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Thu May 17, 2018 11:12 am

Thanks for the table of contents download - i have added that to my edition 1. Looking forward to the new engine section being available to add also.

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PostPost by: ericbushby » Thu May 17, 2018 12:18 pm

Oh ! the table of contents is brilliant.
I always had difficulty when I knew something was in there but could not find it again.
Thank you,
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