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#1 Gordon Dobie

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Posted 17 January 2017 - 09:42 AM

Some time ago there was a discussion about the whereabouts of Gordon Dobie and it was suggested that "This Gordon Dobie guy should write a book". 

 

I have enough material to write several books but as publishing is such an expensive exercise I am interested to know whether there is sufficient interest to make it worthwhile. 

 

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#2 Lurch ™

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Posted 17 January 2017 - 10:00 AM

Gordon, I suggest you look into publishing it as an internet 'E-Book'.

You could still charge an amount for it, but you would not have the same costings associated with publishing a print version.

 

Another suggestion would be to publish an e-book in large chapters - lesser cost for the purchaser up front, you can write sections / chapters & release them at your own pace.


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#3 Gordon Dobie

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Posted 17 January 2017 - 11:39 AM

Good suggestion Lurch. I'll look into it. I have had some feedback from people who want a copy to add to their collection of motoring books so I would like produce  hard copies. It's just a matter of finding out whether the demand is likely to be, 100 or 1000??? i would like to keep the cost down to 25 or 30 dollars.


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#4 Lurch ™

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Posted 17 January 2017 - 12:09 PM

You'll probably have to charge more than that Gordon.

 

Whatever the format & cost, I'm interested in a copy.



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Posted 17 January 2017 - 12:17 PM

Hello Gordon, I'm with Lurch. Count me in.
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#6 Gordon Dobie

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Posted 17 January 2017 - 12:28 PM

I'll be seeing a publisher next week then I'll have a better idea of the cost. I want to keep it as low as possible, but that depends on the numbers. 



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Posted 17 January 2017 - 01:07 PM

I think an E-book is a great way to do it at a low cost. Perhaps a coffee table book would be a hard copy that had photos and images from the period and less so the text?

So they would supplement each other? I know I'd be very interested in racing photos from the period.

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Posted 17 January 2017 - 02:44 PM

Hello Gordon, sounds like a great book. Count me in.

 

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Posted 17 January 2017 - 03:03 PM

The easiest way to sort out logistics is to have a look at someone like Digital Printing Australia, http://www.digitalprintaustralia.com/

 

A good friend of mine self publishes his books using this company and the quality is great. It is perfect for small runs like the proposed project



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Posted 17 January 2017 - 03:08 PM

Keen! 



#11 Gordon Dobie

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Posted 17 January 2017 - 03:27 PM

Thanks for the tip I'll give them a try.



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Posted 17 January 2017 - 05:01 PM

I'm interested depending on the content, a semi reference type book would be great with plenty of details of the cars involved and their racing records plus pics of course.



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Posted 17 January 2017 - 05:17 PM

Have you thought about running a Kickstarter or similar campaign to gauge interest and fund publishing?



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Posted 17 January 2017 - 06:14 PM

I'm certainly interested. Personally. Would like a book, something I can sit on the lounge and browse.
I spend too much time looking at computer screens

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Posted 17 January 2017 - 10:36 PM

Theres bound to be HEAPS on the Datsun Roadsters!
And with all the privateer cars, in addition to the original factory cars, should be jolly interesting!

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Posted 17 January 2017 - 11:00 PM

Very interested, would definitely buy a copy at  any cost.



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Posted 18 January 2017 - 06:15 PM

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Posted 27 May 2017 - 04:41 PM

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Posted 27 May 2017 - 05:20 PM

Just placed my order, hopefully there's still a few left.

Should be a very good read!

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Posted 28 May 2017 - 10:08 AM

picked up my copy yesterday






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