Nearly finshed a great big book

Thought it would be nice to let you lot know what is going on and any future plans etc.
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Nearly finshed a great big book

Post: # 69234Post Andy Hamilton
Tue Aug 21, 2007 8:42 am

Almost finished writing the book, in fact Dave has written his bit of text and I have about 2000-3000 words to go. Total word count at the moment is around 160 000 words (around a 400 page book). A lot of what we have written is from personal experience coupled with loads of research (first time I have ever reach my 20 book limit at the library).

We have covered every aspect of life with tips of how to be selfsufficientish. As we have both spent our lives being pretty skint there are plenty of cheap and free ideas in there. In fact we hope that for the £25 cover price most people will be able to save at least double that.

It has been hard work and there have been times that we both thought we would not do it, but we have! I think we are probally some of the only two people who have been happy of such a wet summer. It has helped us to not feel like we are missing out on anything.

Well there are still a few edits to go and some photos be taken but as far as getting up every morning sitting in front of the computer and writing is concerned them days have gone (until the second book).

So in short expect me back around on the forum a bit more :mrgreen:
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Post: # 69240Post Millymollymandy
Tue Aug 21, 2007 9:06 am

Phew - you guys have been really busy - how's the allotment? :mrgreen: Seriously that is an incredible amount of writing in a short amount of time - I look forward to reading the book!

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Post: # 69241Post Jack
Tue Aug 21, 2007 9:09 am

Gidday

Good onya mate.

I hope it sells well for you.
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Tue Aug 21, 2007 10:13 am

yay!
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Post: # 69256Post Muddypause
Tue Aug 21, 2007 11:43 am

Well done, guys. Out in time for the Christmas market?
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Re: Nearly finshed a great big book

Post: # 69257Post Thomzo
Tue Aug 21, 2007 11:49 am

Congratulations, Guys. That is a fantastic achievement. I can't wait for it in print.

Eeek, suddenly remembers I promised you some metric measurements for a bread recipe. Sorry guys, I will try to remember to look it up later :oops:

It'll be good to have you back around the site a bit more.
Andy Hamilton wrote:I think we are probally some of the only two people who have been happy of such a wet summer. It has helped us to not feel like we are missing out on anything.
Nope, there's 3 of us! I was expecting to be made redundant earlier this year so was planning to use my redundancy money to fund a couple of months off, playing with the chooks in the garden. When I was told I'd be here until September I was gutted. Now I'm really quite happy to have another 4 months money and don't feel that I've missed out on anything.

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Post: # 69283Post Paul
Tue Aug 21, 2007 8:10 pm

Must say this sounds a "Good Read";
Well done Lads :cooldude:

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Post: # 69285Post Martin
Tue Aug 21, 2007 8:29 pm

when's the paperback edition coming out for skinflints like me? :wink:
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Re: Nearly finshed a great big book

Post: # 69288Post Shirley
Tue Aug 21, 2007 8:43 pm

Congrats you two - a lot of very hard work!!!!
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Andy Hamilton wrote:I think we are probally some of the only two people who have been happy of such a wet summer. It has helped us to not feel like we are missing out on anything.
Nope, there's 3 of us! I was expecting to be made redundant earlier this year so was planning to use my redundancy money to fund a couple of months off, playing with the chooks in the garden. When I was told I'd be here until September I was gutted. Now I'm really quite happy to have another 4 months money and don't feel that I've missed out on anything.

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Post: # 69316Post ina
Wed Aug 22, 2007 11:06 am

Great - are you taking any "pre-orders"? :lol:
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Post: # 69328Post red
Wed Aug 22, 2007 12:35 pm

you can pre order it on amazon already...
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Post: # 69334Post ina
Wed Aug 22, 2007 2:38 pm

No direct sales? :( Do I really have to contribute to Amazon's profits?
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Post: # 69335Post red
Wed Aug 22, 2007 2:48 pm

is a good point (although i personally dont object to amazon) - but are you going to be self sufficient in some of the selling ?
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Post: # 72831Post frozenthunderbolt
Sun Sep 30, 2007 10:40 pm

Seconded, it would be great if you could get it into the Borders Bookshop line - they're round the world as far as i know . . .
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Post: # 72846Post Andy Hamilton
Mon Oct 01, 2007 12:10 am

Well you can buy it at blackwells or the [urlhttp://www.shopireland.ie/books/detail/0340951 ... ible,-The/]irish book shop[/url] or just wait until it is actually out and we will do our best to set something up on here to sell it. - hopefully for cheaper than the shops and signed too!
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