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Offline Carolyn Preston

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Re: Webb's uranium optic moulding
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2011, 11:51:42 PM »
Jackie Onassis had a lovely quote (which I cannot find now) about if you have made a book you have really accomplished something.

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Re: Webb's uranium optic moulding
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2011, 09:58:26 AM »
thanks David  - sorry, wasn't trying to suggest you should compromise the quality of your writing by making it a budget effort, but rather perhaps that there might be production areas such as hard back versus soft cover issues that might assist with the budget.    The Chance book was a quality text, and cost wise not expensive, and represented very good value for money.    It's when the cost gets up to £50 plus that people might think twice.   Also, please don't make it as heavy as Charles Hajdamach's "20 Century etc."  -  only they are too heavy to hold in the bath  - or almost anywhere for that matter. ;)    Anyway, hope I live long enough to see something from you re Webb, feel sure it will be very worthwhile.

hello Carolyn :) -  the only quote from that first lady that I can see - relevant to books  -  is................"There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all.”    Don't know if this was what you were trying to remember.
   
 She also said.......“There are two kinds of women: those who want power in the world, and those who want power in bed” ......................and for poignancy

"What is sad for women of my generation is that they weren't supposed to work if they had families. What were they going to do when the children are grown - watch the raindrops coming down the window pane?"

but I must desist...........I see Anne getting out her red pen - again ;)


 
 
 


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Re: Webb's uranium optic moulding
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2011, 12:16:16 PM »
Paul, that's OK, I was only joshing. Most of my books are digitally printed, meaning they are much more expensive to produce than litho, but it does mean smaller print runs are far more manageable. Imagine having to store 1,000-2,000+ of each title (and several thousand pounds worth of investment) and it gets rather daunting.

As for the cover, having them produced with a hardback in the UK adds at least £5+ (~6€ or ~$8) per copy. Just not worth it when I'm trying to offer value for money. I'm also reluctant to get them printed overseas, but will have to do this for Patricia's title, and perhaps Anne's, both of which are horticultural in nature and should have a wider audience. Patricia and I ran the idea of a launch past the RHS (Royal Horticultural Society) the other week, and they were most enthusiastic and prepared to offer support, which fills me with a lot of confidence.

Of course, Patricia's book will definitely appeal to glassies as well, of course!  (Just to drag the topic back onto a British-based glass-theme) ;)
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Re: Webb's uranium optic moulding
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2011, 12:22:30 PM »

Tut, tut, you didn't mention the most important use of your time - spending it with Patricia!
Cheers, Sue (M)

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Re: Webb's uranium optic moulding
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2011, 04:33:14 PM »
Paul, mine's a GREEN pen! :P


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Re: Webb's uranium optic moulding
« Reply #15 on: May 26, 2011, 08:57:12 PM »
I think this might be an oblique reference to the fact that said mod. doesn't pollute the air by being complicit in using the internal combustion engine.    But I bet you accept 'lifts' in someone's car sometime or another  ;)


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Re: Webb's uranium optic moulding
« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2011, 01:36:00 AM »
No it wasn't Paul, it was simply observing that my Mod comments are always in green type as I'm the green moderator! Each Mod makes their comments in a set colour so other Mods know who has actioned it. Nowt to do with cars or being eco-aware or suchlike. :P


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« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2011, 08:42:01 AM »
beg pardon  - my apologies Anne. :pb:


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Re: Webb's uranium optic moulding
« Reply #18 on: May 27, 2011, 07:42:02 PM »
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