The Selfsufficientish Bible coming to a bookshop near you

Thought it would be nice to let you lot know what is going on and any future plans etc.
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The Selfsufficientish Bible coming to a bookshop near you

Post: # 48860Post Andy Hamilton
Fri Feb 16, 2007 5:31 pm

Yesterday afternoon a 17 page book contract, with Hodder and Stoughton, for "The Selfsufficientish Bible" to be published in May 2008 was signed. This book will cover every aspect of our lifestyles giving advice on how to cut down, reuse, recycle and more, basically it will be along the same lines as the website's ethos but go into greater detail in areas that we have already covered and some that we have not.

We have also signed up for an as yet untitled smaller paperback book. The main book will be 150,000 words and the smaller 25, 000 words.

What really helped clinch the deal was amount of hits that we get, so really it is thanks to everyone that visits this site that this is happening for me and Dave. It sounds too small to say simply thank you, but what else can I say. I am truley greatful for everyone having faith in this site and supporting us dispite the dodgey server.

And yes we are both totally over the moon.
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Post: # 48861Post Shirley
Fri Feb 16, 2007 5:33 pm

Yip Yip Yippeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Well done Andy & Dave.... and well done to everyone else for being part of making it happen.

:cheers: :mrgreen: :cheers: :mrgreen: :cheers: :mrgreen: :cheers:
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Post: # 48862Post Andy Hamilton
Fri Feb 16, 2007 5:45 pm

Cheers Shilz, just did a quick search on amazon and found this -

They are quick!

It might seem quite expensive but we plan to have competitions to give away signed copies, also a cheaper paperback will follow. The first competition I think might be a photographic competition and the best picture(s) will end up in the book.
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Post: # 48864Post Muddypause
Fri Feb 16, 2007 5:52 pm

Well done guys.

150,000 words - that's quite a lot, isn't it? I suppose they've all got to be in the right order, too.
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Fri Feb 16, 2007 5:53 pm

That is fantastic news - well done boys! :cheers: :blob3: :cheers:

And just think Andy, you can go on Amazon and do a review under the "I am the Author" bit! :study:

Will you need any extras when the film of the book is made? :toothy1: :lol:

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Post: # 48870Post Tay
Fri Feb 16, 2007 6:20 pm

Brilliant news! I had been wondering what the big announcement would be!

How will the book work? Will you and Dave write all of it, or will information from the forum be included too? 150,000 words does sound a lot, how will you find the time to do it?
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Post: # 48873Post Andy Hamilton
Fri Feb 16, 2007 6:47 pm

We have an editor to get the words in right order Muddy!

We have time to do as we have both given up our jobs to do this full time. Some of it is already written, the sections I have written so far have not needed info from the forum but no doubt we will be taking some info from here.

M3 I nearly did write something in the author bit, very exciting being able to do that. Not sure about the film have not seen much non fiction make it to the silver screen - except the da vinci code :lol:
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Post: # 48876Post Kev
Fri Feb 16, 2007 7:27 pm

:thumbright: Very well done. congratulations guys.

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Post: # 48878Post the.fee.fairy
Fri Feb 16, 2007 8:03 pm

Cool!!!

I'll put it in my wish list soon.

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Seriously, that's great news!

the strange thing is that i don't think about ish being a massive site (please don't take this the wrong way) because everyone on the forum feels like a big group of friends, even though they're miles apart, it still feels like you're in the pub putting the world to rights with fellow locals!

maybe Ish Island is not that far off after all eh guys...

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Post: # 48879Post Annpan
Fri Feb 16, 2007 8:24 pm

Congratulations :wav:


the.fee.fairy wrote;
the strange thing is that i don't think about ish being a massive site (please don't take this the wrong way) because everyone on the forum feels like a big group of friends, even though they're miles apart, it still feels like you're in the pub putting the world to rights with fellow locals!
I second that. I'm glad I'm not the only one that thinks that. It almost brings a tear to my eye.

Anyway well done Andy :cheers:

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Post: # 48882Post Martin
Fri Feb 16, 2007 8:44 pm

Hodder and Stoughton's spellchecker will go into meltdown! :wink:
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Post: # 48883Post funkypixie
Fri Feb 16, 2007 8:57 pm

Yay - it's official then!!!!

I'm afraid I haven't placed my Amazon pre-order yet :shock: but I will get one, honest!

Fantastic news for you both. This site is so great and (without getting soppy) I wouldn't have 'met' so many great people or learnt so much if it weren't for you guys.

I was going to make a tongue in cheek comment about a spellchecker but Martin has beaten me to it!
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Fri Feb 16, 2007 8:58 pm

Annpan wrote:Congratulations :wav:


the.fee.fairy wrote;
the strange thing is that i don't think about ish being a massive site (please don't take this the wrong way) because everyone on the forum feels like a big group of friends, even though they're miles apart, it still feels like you're in the pub putting the world to rights with fellow locals!
I second that. I'm glad I'm not the only one that thinks that. It almost brings a tear to my eye.

Anyway well done Andy :cheers:

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Post: # 48892Post red
Fri Feb 16, 2007 11:49 pm

excellent!! woohoo! well done guys

:mrgreen:
already have it in my wish list
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Post: # 48893Post Andy Hamilton
Sat Feb 17, 2007 12:47 am

I get the point about the intamacy of this site, it does seem like local. I hope we can get some of that feeling over in the book to, I have already mentioned a couple of people here. In fact Nev(wombat) is mentioned in the present introduction, he is also the one that introduced me to solar ovens which was another thing that helped us get the deal.

If time and money permits I am contemplating a two or three week road and rail tour of the uk for insperation and advice, so might meet up with some of you on the way.

Hmm spellchecker - whatever four?
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