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Hello to all,
Many thanks to those 98 of you that replied to my first email about The Book. I am fairly confident that we have at least 200 sales.
Things have progressed and we are in the final discussions with the Publishers, Grinkle Press and are fine tuning the text and photos now, we are close to 400 pages.
The Publisher, RADM K Doolan Rtd, is also the National President of the RSL and Chairman of the AWM Council so is a kindred spirit and is in fact confident the book will sell well.
We will be entering into an agreement to print 400 copies and as yet do not have final quotes but are very confident that the cost including GST and
Postage will remain below $100.00.
The publisher will be producing a Pre-Order Form before ANZAC Day and we expect to have those ready for distribution by that day. I intend to give the
publisher the email addresses of those of you that indicated a desire to purchase unless you inform you do not want your address passed on.
If we get a good response to the Preorder form then the publisher may go to a larger print run but I guess it all depends on how the clan perceive the
finished product. We believe we have come up with a very attractive product that covers RAN Diving from the beginning to now and it covers the NOW as much as the past.
I do expect that there will be demand for more than 400 but as I have to guarantee 75% of the printing costs at at least $69 a copy I am a bit reticent
to bet any more of my wifes inheritance.
It is intended to go to print in the latter half of 2015 with the hope of having a book launch during the Spring.
We have an international celebrity of Aus heritage in mind for the launch but have yet to receive a reply to our request. His dad was a CD.
For those of you who contributed photos or text we will be looking for written authorization for its use in the book and I will contact you separately.
Any questions, queries , comments or requests please email or phone us making sure your emails go to both our addresses.
07 54712356 or 0438 544970
02 62997875 or 0418 317889
in the description area of any bank transfers) payment details and the address you would like your copies sent to. BSB 034 204 Account No. 257639 Alternatively I am happy for you to write to me at my address: 22 Lakeside drive, Peregian Springs, Qld 4573, and forward a cheque or other method of payment and delivery details. Or you can call me on 07 5471 2356 or 0438 544970. Please insert your surname and initials in the description section of any digital bank transfers. Email me the details including number of copies and type (HB or SC) and address for mailing. On receipt I will confirm the order and then post as soon as the book is available. UAU Jake