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marigold



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 08 11:52 am    Post subject: The Self-sufficientish Bible  Reply with quote    

Will be published on 3 April. I'll be requesting it from my local library . Amazon linky

Penny Outskirts



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 08 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That's excellent Hope they sell loads and loads. I'll see if finances can stretch to one!

lottie



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 08 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It's my birthday on wednesday and I often get booktokens---so that's on my list.

selfsufficientish



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: Bristol
PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 08 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

cheers folks! I do hope you like it, it was a year of our lives writing that.

I think we might have a competition and give out some free copies. Also, it should be available at eco logic books soon hopefully for a cut price. On top of that I am thinking of having a few copies that get passed between people, having to give it up after 2 weeks or something. Not sure about that yet.

Oh and happy birthday lottie.

gil
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 08 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Excellent !

There's a barter thread on here if that might be the way to pass it round DS...

selfsufficientish



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 08 12:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

gil wrote:
Excellent !

There's a barter thread on here if that might be the way to pass it round DS...


Good idea!

Andrea



Joined: 02 May 2005
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 08 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

selfsufficientish wrote:
On top of that I am thinking of having a few copies that get passed between people, having to give it up after 2 weeks or something.



Bookcross it? There's a UK Bookcrossing Yahoo group where you could organise a 'Ring' to pass it around. Lots of downsizer-minded types there.

Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 08 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Andy, is do you as an author get any more per book depending on where it's sold or do you get the same cut if it's sold by Amazon of a local book shop?

Jonnyboy



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 08 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Good question.

selfsufficientish



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: Bristol
PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 08 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Treacodactyl wrote:
Andy, is do you as an author get any more per book depending on where it's sold or do you get the same cut if it's sold by Amazon of a local book shop?


There are 16 pages in our contract dedicated just to royalties. It is a rather tricky business. It is also different for each author. Anyway for us we get a percentage of the RRP as long as it is sold for over 51% or the RRP. This is called wholesale royalties I believe, some authors can get a little ripped off with this as they get a percentage of the retail price instead of the RRP. We have a good agent!

I would certainly prefer people to buy the book from a local book shop 2 of my favorite shops have closed down during writing the book and a 3rd is about to follow!

Andrea - yes book crossing it is a good idea, I should have thought of that. obvious really.

RichardW



Joined: 24 Aug 2006
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 08 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I know its in the smallholder theme but surely you should be encoraging your potential customers to BUY their own copy? There are not that many people (compared to the population) into smallholding.


Justme

selfsufficientish



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 364
Location: Bristol
PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 08 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

True, but not everyone can afford it. I also want lots of people to read it and I know that there were times when I could not afford to buy books that I really wanted. I am only talking about one or two copies going around. Nowt wrong with supporting the local library either.

The book is not just aimed at small holders in fact as me and Dave live in the middle of Bristol it is written with City folk in mind too.

Blue Sky



Joined: 30 Jan 2005
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Location: France
PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 08 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It's nice to see it 'partnered' with John Seymour's bible on the Amazon link. That must be something to make you feel really proud.

Well I would.

Well done you guys!

cab



Joined: 01 Nov 2004
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 08 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

selfsufficientish wrote:

I would certainly prefer people to buy the book from a local book shop


Excellent, you're on!

selfsufficientish



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 364
Location: Bristol
PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 08 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Simon wrote:
It's nice to see it 'partnered' with John Seymour's bible on the Amazon link. That must be something to make you feel really proud.

Well I would.

Well done you guys!


Definitely, in fact I read an advance review calling it a modern version of John Seymour's book that was also extremely flattering. I have my copy in the living room and I keep looking at it and smiling. It still does not seem real.

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