So here it is. At long last. Hot from the sepia presses!
The Best Of Sepia Saturday is now available. It has been published via Lulu books which means that it can easily be purchased from Lulu on-line stores in the USA, Canada, Australia, the UK and a host of other European countries. You should be able to get to the product page by following this LINK. You can get a preview of the first few pages of the book by clicking on the preview button. You can change from the UK store to other national stores by clicking on the little national flag icon.
At this stage, the book is just available in the black and white edition (with full colour covers) : unfortunately a colour edition isn't available in the format we are using, so to produce a full colour edition will mean quite a bit more reformating - and a substantial increase in the price of the finished product. But given the nature of the subject, I think the black and white edition looks quite good and is reasonably cheap to buy. If there is enough demand for a full colour edition we can revisit it as an option. At the moment, the book is only available direct from Lulu, but within the next week to ten days I will have completed the various checks to make it available via Amazon and Barnes and Noble worldwide. I will update you with progress on this as it happens. Try as I might, I was unable to make the final product genuinely profit-free (it would have complicated things no end and resulted into a complex price) and therefore I stand to make a few pence profit on each copy sold. If it is OK with you I will use any profits generated to go towards paying our Annual Linky fees.
So there we are. I hope you like it. I apologise for the delays and for the mistakes I suspect there might be in the final text. I will be officially launching the book by lifting a pint glass of ale at 9.00pm (GMT) this evening. I invite all my fellow contributors to join me at the virtual book launch party.
Thanks to you all for your support, encouragement and kind words. In particular, thanks to Marilyn for reading through the draft and spotting some important mistakes.
Well done Alan, it’s an achievement to be proud of. Reading through the draft and doing a wee bit of background work made me realise what a huge task you had taken on. Ayone who puts together one of these books is aware of the blood, sweat and tears involved, so a huge thank you on behalf of all fellow Sepians. Cheers!!
You have annual linky fees? Why didn't you say so and we could have added simething to the coffers. Of course you should use the profits for that.
Looking forward to having the book in my hand.
Good Work Alan! Christmas Sorted!
So excited about this project! And by all means, pay those fees with whatever you make off the book. (And buy yourself an ale or whatever -- you deserve it.)
Congratulations! I am a little irritated with myself that I didn't contribute, but work overload and my inability to say NO has been huge.
Thanks Alan! Now I just have to figure out how much that is in US $. On my way to see the book. Fine idea, using the profits for the group.
It would appear that the prices are :
Via the USA store : $10.50
Via the Canadian Store : $9.48
Via the Australian Store : $11.47
(in local currencies in each case)
Alan, this is just superb. I am placing my order now.
And heavens, please keep any profits. I had no idea there were Linky fees.
Alan, thank you, thank you, thank you for putting together this wonderful book! You deserve every bit of the extra for the Linky fees and anything else you pay for this site to exist. It has kept me sane and happy, working toward something on a weekly basis for a couple years now and I am extremely grateful!
Great! A less expensive package than I expected! And you're welcome to whatever profits this books offers you.
I just placed my order--the free shipping seems to be good until December 15.
Congratulations Alan on being such a very nice guy. Your family is lucky to have you rambling around. I know my dad will get a kick out of seeing his photos in the book.
Off to get mine! Pity I didn't manage to get one of my favourite posts in but hey, ho there will be a lot of my favourite Sepians posts for re-reading. Well done, Alan!
Thanks so much! I'm ordering several copies in the morning.
What A joy! I will order tomorrow and enjoy looking at this again and again...
Gosh Alan - what an effort. Well done. I've ordered mine and am raising a glass in your honur :)
Can't wait to get a copy. What's the clue about free shipping? It didn't show when I almost bought one yesterday, then wanted to buy more than one and the site wouldn't go back to "how many copies." I'll try again soon.
Yes, just got my copy ordered. I'm excited to see it and to show it off! Thank you so much Alan, for all your hard work, and this is truly a terrific Sepia Saturday celebration of us!
I will certainly buy a copy as memento. Thank you.
Thanks a lot, Alan for all the efforts you have made to put this book together. Yesterday I got the message that my copy is in the mail. So I should have it well before X-mas. BTW "my" selling price was € 7.56. Thanks again and Merry Christmas to you all!
My copy arrived today. Quite grand!!!
And quite amazing to have this document showing all the participants around the world. The net at its finest.
Thank you Alan!
Thanks Alan, just ordered one for my sister and me!! A lot of work went into this, it is much appreciated.
Alan, just want to let you know that my copy arrived here in good order. Thanks for all your efforts, it looks splendid!
My copy arrived today and I am delighted with it. Congratulations, Alan, on such a great idea to celebrate 200 weeks of Sepia Saturday and for pulling it together so quickly - with many thanks.
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