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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.

Jake: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
07 54712356 or 0438 544970

Hec: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
02 62997875 or 0418 317889


Jake Linton

Gentlemen and Ladies We have signed the Agreement with our publisher to print United and Undaunted – the First 100 Years. We expect printing to take place early November 2015 and delivery to us by late that month. This should enable us to get the books out to you before Christmas 2015. As it stands we have gone for a print run of 500 copies, 300 hard back (with dust cover) and 200 quality soft cover. We have expressions of interest for almost all the hard back version. We can now say that the prices are Hard back $100 and Soft Cover $70 delivered to you by AUSPOST. Bulk postage and postage overseas costs are yet to be determined. When we sell the whole print run this will provide a small profit to the RANCDA after costs, copies to the AWM, National Archives, State and National Libraries and the authors. The RANCDA will own the copyright of the publication. Copyright of the print layout will remain with Grinkle Press the publisher. This will enable the Association to arrange another print run should they wish. The book runs to some 400 pages incorporates in excess of 300 photographs and gives a complete history of Diving in the RAN from 1911 to 2011 and just beyond, ceasing in 2014. We believe it is a fitting follow on from Ross Blue’s 1976 ground breaking work United and Undaunted. We have tried to cover our history, particularly in recent years, and what we might have missed will no doubt be picked up in any future version. We have decided to give a Book Launch, as such, a miss as it would not serve a purpose at this time and only add to production costs Hec and I have learnt much over the years we have been compiling and writing this book, we think we have a great product and hope you enjoy it. We would also like to express our gratitude to those who provided their personal stories which have been included and certainly enhanced the book’s content. Ordering details: I have set aside an account in my (Jake Linton) name for people to place their order and remit their payment and would ask that you email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with confirmation of your order, (be sure to put your name and initials 

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

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