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Author Topic: Beachcomber's Tales from the day  (Read 238205 times)

Offline stroker crazy

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Re: Beachcomber's Tales from the day
« Reply #740 on: Feb 21, 2017, 06:45:40 »
and the sun's out today ! ;)
can't believe it without a photo!

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Re: Beachcomber's Tales from the day
« Reply #741 on: Mar 17, 2017, 06:45:37 »
I've now managed to recover ALL the Tales from my hacked [ 3rd time ! ] PC - and yes, everything now saved on an external hard drive - genius eh ?

That means I can finish off proofing and revamping the remainder of the Tales.

Coffee table book still a way off - but at least something is happening now.

And I haven't forgotten all the promises of signed copies when the day comes.

Robot Co .................. get in touch with me.
"if at first you don't succeed, you've already been a failure once"

" we're not going back to the sixties - we never left "

"yep, nostalgia ain't what it used to be"

"I used to be indecisive - now I'm not so sure"

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Re: Beachcomber's Tales from the day
« Reply #742 on: Mar 25, 2017, 17:56:55 »
Third time is the charm, right?    ;D
75% has been 25% wannabe :P

"Yep, nostalgia is not what it used to be."   Beachcomber

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Re: Beachcomber's Tales from the day
« Reply #743 on: Jun 16, 2017, 05:46:09 »
Coffee table book still in progress - honest !  ;)

I've been slowed down by health isuues - not my own this time, but a dear old friend [ of 45 years ] who has been fighting lung cancer / asbestosis.

Short version - I've been running him back and forth for hospital appointments for the past 7 months and taking his wife to and from hospital [ 40 mile round trip twice a day ] for visits for the past 3 weeks.

Operation was a 90% success with the tumor  and 80% of the asbestosis removed. He's back home now and a pretty good prognosis, but no guarantees of course. At least he now has 2 inflated and working lungs !

And me ? I continue to be in a stable condition and slight improvement from stage 3.

NO excuses now to continue with my Tangerine Dream project - and working on the Tales.
"if at first you don't succeed, you've already been a failure once"

" we're not going back to the sixties - we never left "

"yep, nostalgia ain't what it used to be"

"I used to be indecisive - now I'm not so sure"

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Re: Beachcomber's Tales from the day
« Reply #744 on: Jun 16, 2017, 10:13:25 »
get r done son!


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Re: Beachcomber's Tales from the day
« Reply #745 on: Jun 17, 2017, 02:19:55 »
I'm very excited for this book to come out. 


Here's where I list all my bikes:
'71 Kaw 250 Bison
'81 KZ750 cafe
'94 XR250L
2014 Yamaha Bolt

In progress: '68 CL350

END OF LINE.

Live to ride, Ride or die.

Past:
Rupp Minibike
Benelli Minibike
Tomos Moped (lol)
74 RD250
81 XT125
76 KH400
79 YZ250
77 RD400

Present:
14 Yamaha Bolt
81 KZ750E
94 XR250L
68 CL350 (in process)

Yeah, it's dangerous.  That's why I like it.

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Re: Beachcomber's Tales from the day
« Reply #746 on: Jun 21, 2017, 06:14:49 »
I'm very excited for this book to come out. 


Here's where I list all my bikes:
'71 Kaw 250 Bison
'81 KZ750 cafe
'94 XR250L
2014 Yamaha Bolt

In progress: '68 CL350



Talking of which ....................

I've contacted a couple of publishers, 1 of whom has expressed an interest, but I also have a couple of others to talk to. Still early days, but I've sent galley proofs of a couple of random tales to whet their appetite [ or make them sick ! ]

However, I now need some feedback as to the style of the actual book.

Large coffee table style ?

"normal" A4 size?

Paperback ?

Hardback ?

You know the drill peeps.
"if at first you don't succeed, you've already been a failure once"

" we're not going back to the sixties - we never left "

"yep, nostalgia ain't what it used to be"

"I used to be indecisive - now I'm not so sure"

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Re: Beachcomber's Tales from the day
« Reply #747 on: Jun 21, 2017, 11:51:22 »
Coffee


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Re: Beachcomber's Tales from the day
« Reply #748 on: Jun 21, 2017, 12:22:41 »
Coffee has to be dominated by pictures, IMO.  That's how I would make the decision on trim size.  What is the majority of the content- words, pictures, or both?  Is it going to be full, high quality color?  Coffee books are also closer to square.  Most commonly around 10in x 12in, or thereabouts. 

Workshop manuals or usually closer to your A4 size reference.  Considering the subject matter, that could be an interesting artistic choice.  You could even do up the cover graphics like a workshop manual.  It could combine color and B&W images throughout the book.  If I went with this format, I would consider what's called a trade paperback.  It's a thicker, full color cover usually in gloss or satin sheen or the combo of both.  I think you could do trade paperback in coffee or the 8in x 11in "workshop manual".

Considering this isn't likely to be a mass production deal, I wouldn't even consider going small paperback.  It'll be cheaper, sure, but I think the story and images wouldn't get the proper setting in a small paperback. 

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Re: Beachcomber's Tales from the day
« Reply #749 on: Jun 21, 2017, 15:01:47 »
My only reasoning behind coffee is exposure on the shelf/stand and a self serving feeling that people will pick it up and I can smile just watching them read a while, knowing what's up lol.

I know every time I go to a book store I always browse the coffee table books for goodies.


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