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Re: Dunkeld Book

Postby nlcrane » Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:11 pm

pimgmx wrote:
nlcrane wrote:Wonderful, it arrived safely.

And now the important question: which wine went best with it? :roll:

rvdz wrote:it looks absolutely amazing, can't wait to get home and read it

Cheers, Roel!

Simont485 wrote:A huge thank you to all involved in putting it together

No, no, Simon...
Thank YOU for your contribution: a certain Mr. Abbott was very pleased with your pic of his Series XJ!! 8-)


Gran Reserva porsupuesto !!
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Re: Dunkeld Book

Postby Howard Hunt » Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:59 pm

Great - the book has safely arrived! Despite Naki's instructions Ann hasn't figured out how to post photos on here so please go to Facebook XJ40at30 for more info ..........

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Re: Dunkeld Book

Postby pimgmx » Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:44 pm

h18spk wrote:I bloody love it!

I knew you would, Paul! ;)

Howard Hunt wrote:the book has safely arrived!

Good news!
Thanks once again for your contributions to the book AND the weekend, we hope you like the little souvenir we created...


This was in the mail yesterday: never received mail from the Royal Dutch Library before...
But there's a first thing for everything! ;)

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They kindly requested an archive copy of the book, not a realistic scenario unfortunately with this edition virtually sold out.
I've send them a kind apology, offering a digital version instead.
Only a few copies left now, all of them already sold, but...

I will not accept payment on those until I know most orders have arrived safely.

Besides, I prefer those final copies to go to enthusiasts, rather than this niche publication ending in a generic archive where it may never be read. :?
The book will feature in larger collections, though: two copies were purchased by organisations that will ensure enthusiasts can access the books on-site...
One will appear on the JEC's library shelves shortly, the other has been acquired by JLR for the BMM's library. Quite an honour for yours truly and his trusted book designer!

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Re: Dunkeld Book

Postby naki_k » Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:01 pm

It's phenomenal achievement, especially given the relatively short space of time. I would imagine most books like this could take a year plus to come to fruition.

What was the situation if a reprint were ever needed?
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Re: Dunkeld Book

Postby nlcrane » Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:40 pm

Love the book, reading it has consumed more wine that I planned for, but who’s counting.
I have a majority of my book collection archived in “Calibre”, although I still have a few thousand to enter into the data base, but I always enter new books when they arrive. I attempted to enter the Dunkeld book with its ISBN 978-94-92635-00-6 number, but it failed to show up in any database and I could not download any info. Do we need to wait a certain time before “our” book is available on t’internet?
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Re: Dunkeld Book

Postby Russell32S » Thu Feb 02, 2017 7:44 pm

My copy arrived safely today with sincere sincere thanks, I cannot put it down. What a nice surprise to come home to after work. It is honestly without a shadow of a doubt the nicest book I have had the pleasure of owning, it's magnificent and a huge achievement. The naritive, content, photographs, layout, overall quality of the book are beyond first class.

To all who were involved, a huge thank you. It's such a special thing to keep and cherish.

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Re: Dunkeld Book

Postby pimgmx » Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:04 pm

naki_k wrote:What was the situation if a reprint were ever needed?

It only takes two things:
- sufficient critical mass: I think we'd need 50-ish orders, perhaps more, to run a second edition at a price point comparable to the first run;
- advance payment: the printer want their money up front, therefore I do as well. ;)
With appr 45 EUR per book (+ an additional ~10 EUR for packaging/shipping) the sum per print round is too large to fund from my own pockets, to be brutally honest.

nlcrane wrote:Do we need to wait a certain time before “our” book is available on t’internet?

Think so, Norman...
It took ISBN NL only minutes to create the number, then 6 weeks or so to send an invoice! :shock:
Could be illustrative of the speed required to distribute the number and related metadata to ye olde interwebs?
Details CAN be found in the Dutch ISBN search engine, probably needs some time to sync with other systems?

Here for the Dutch "Titelbank" record: https://www.titelbank.nl/pls/ttb/f?p=10 ... AE22324BEE
For the book anoraks: it even has the correct NUR code, 'cars'. :ugeek:

Russell32S wrote:It's such a special thing to keep and cherish

You made me blush, Russell... :oops:
Glad to hear from yet another happy reader, your pic tells it all, doesn't it?

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Re: Dunkeld Book

Postby Russell32S » Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:53 pm

pimgmx wrote: You made me blush, Russell... :oops:
Glad to hear from yet another happy reader, your pic tells it all, doesn't it?


Thanks Pim, you should rightly blush sir as its a massive achievement and the club is in your debt :-) Thats what its all about - putting a smile on an enthusiasts face - and that the book has done in abundance!!! :D

Kind Regards

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Re: Dunkeld Book

Postby nlcrane » Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:12 pm

Pim, I looked at the titelbank.nl site, you might want to note that they have the ondertitel wrong “celebrating 3 decades of jaquear’s”. Cosmetic I know but should be corrected.
The official MOT site here in Spain has my motor down as a “Sovereign Golf” but I suppose I will have to live with that.
Ah well another wine and another few pages before bedtime.
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Re: Dunkeld Book

Postby pimgmx » Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:35 pm

nlcrane wrote:Cosmetic I know but should be corrected.

That was quicker & easier than a shot of Botox: fixed...

the daily: 01 S8 http://bit.ly/2kIwP4m
the eyecatcher: 93 Insignia http://bit.ly/1iGrmsU
the GT: 89 XJS http://bit.ly/1WQGpC5
the diva: 88 Biturbo SI https://bit.ly/3dzdvAL
the ex: 93 3.2 http://bit.ly/14GTNrq