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Re: Scooter: The Douglas A4D Skyhawk Story by Tommy Thomason
« Reply #15 on: November 30, 2010, 01:30:09 pm »
Tommy,

Any word on how the shut down of Speciality Press (see here: http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,11543.0.html) will affect your book?

Regards,

Greg

"Missed it by that much..." Scooter! was the farthest along of the five books cancelled. It was ready for print, within days of going to China. My understanding is that it is being shopped to other publishers.
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I'm sure that you won't have any problem finding a new publishing house?  Incidentally, are literary agents prevalent in this niche market?

I don't have one - I'm sure it wouldn't be worth his or her while. I know that Robert Dorr had one for Hell Hawks, but that's a different type of aviation book.

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Re: Scooter: The Douglas A4D Skyhawk Story by Tommy Thomason
« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2010, 06:00:57 pm »
Tommy,

Any word on how the shut down of Speciality Press (see here: http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,11543.0.html) will affect your book?

Regards,

Greg

"Missed it by that much..." Scooter! was the farthest along of the five books cancelled. It was ready for print, within days of going to China. My understanding is that it is being shopped to other publishers.
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I'm sure that you won't have any problem finding a new publishing house?  Incidentally, are literary agents prevalent in this niche market?
Of all of the new books orphaned by Specialty Press' decision, I think that this one, more than any of the others, has an obvious choice for a new publisher: Naval Institute Press!

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Re: Scooter: The Douglas A4D Skyhawk Story by Tommy Thomason
« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2010, 07:41:36 pm »
Tommy,

Any word on how the shut down of Speciality Press (see here: http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,11543.0.html) will affect your book?

Regards,

Greg

"Missed it by that much..." Scooter! was the farthest along of the five books cancelled. It was ready for print, within days of going to China. My understanding is that it is being shopped to other publishers.
\

I'm sure that you won't have any problem finding a new publishing house?  Incidentally, are literary agents prevalent in this niche market?
Of all of the new books orphaned by Specialty Press' decision, I think that this one, more than any of the others, has an obvious choice for a new publisher: Naval Institute Press!

I've already asked Specialty to offer it to the Institute if that wasn't already their intention.

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Re: Scooter: The Douglas A4D Skyhawk Story by Tommy Thomason
« Reply #18 on: February 24, 2011, 06:28:08 am »
I received an email from Crécy Publishing today. The status and plan:

"We have received discs from Specialty containing the material for the book and we have almost completed the cataloguing and checking of the contents of the discs and confirming how far the editing and design process has been completed. Once we have this information and have confirmed compatibility with our design software, we will be in a position to place the books in our publication and marketing schedule."

As far as I know, Scooter was ready to print except possibly for a final production step, adding page numbers to the index.

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Re: Scooter: The Douglas A4D Skyhawk Story by Tommy Thomason
« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2011, 04:41:51 pm »
Tommy, Amazon UK is now showing a June release from Crecy.

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Re: Scooter: The Douglas A4D Skyhawk Story by Tommy Thomason
« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2011, 05:05:12 pm »
Tommy, Amazon UK is now showing a June release from Crecy.

Thanks very much for the heads up. That was news to me.

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Re: Scooter: The Douglas A4D Skyhawk Story by Tommy Thomason
« Reply #21 on: March 03, 2011, 07:22:42 pm »
Tommy, Amazon UK is now showing a June release from Crecy.

OK Tommy, what's Amazon USA got against you?

They're showing a June 1 release date for "Scooter: The Douglas A4D Skyhawk Story"
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Re: Scooter: The Douglas A4D Skyhawk Story by Tommy Thomason
« Reply #22 on: March 03, 2011, 09:22:03 pm »
Tommy, Amazon UK is now showing a June release from Crecy.

OK Tommy, what's Amazon USA got against you?

They're showing a June 1 release date for "Scooter: The Douglas A4D Skyhawk Story"
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Re: Scooter: The Douglas A4D Skyhawk Story by Tommy Thomason
« Reply #23 on: June 10, 2011, 08:44:20 am »
Hi Tommy, I saw that your book will be published by Crecy, but do you know if the book will look just like a Specialty Press one, I mean with beautiful and sharp reproduction of the black and white photos, and will have the same layout with big photos, not 2 inches X 2 inches wan and soft photos...

Thank you very much

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Re: Scooter: The Douglas A4D Skyhawk Story by Tommy Thomason
« Reply #24 on: June 10, 2011, 08:58:49 am »
Hi Tommy, I saw that your book will be published by Crecy, but do you know if the book will look just like a Specialty Press one, I mean with beautiful and sharp reproduction of the black and white photos, and will have the same layout with big photos, not 2 inches X 2 inches wan and soft photos...

Thank you very much

I reviewed and approved the Crecy layout a couple of weeks ago so I can say with confidence that it is just like my other books from Specialty Press. However, I don't know whether it will be printed on the same paper stock, which might affect the reproduction quality. According to Amazon, it will be available in mid to late September.

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Re: Scooter: The Douglas A4D Skyhawk Story by Tommy Thomason
« Reply #25 on: June 10, 2011, 06:35:04 pm »
Chris Gibson's recent book was very nicely done and matched the standards of Speciality Press, IMHO.
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Re: Scooter: The Douglas A4D Skyhawk Story by Tommy Thomason
« Reply #26 on: June 13, 2011, 01:21:46 am »
Chris Gibson's recent book was very nicely done and matched the standards of Speciality Press, IMHO.

Vulcan's Hammer ? The publisher is Hikoki Publications. Will Tommy's book be published by Hikoki or Crecy ?

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Re: Scooter: The Douglas A4D Skyhawk Story by Tommy Thomason
« Reply #27 on: June 13, 2011, 01:39:08 am »
Hikoki is an imprint of Crecy.
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Re: Scooter: The Douglas A4D Skyhawk Story by Tommy Thomason
« Reply #28 on: June 24, 2011, 03:28:40 am »
Bigger photo :
 

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Re: Scooter: The Douglas A4D Skyhawk Story by Tommy Thomason
« Reply #29 on: June 24, 2011, 03:46:27 am »
Thanks for that. There have been a couple of changes since that version: Crecy agreed to reinstate the exclamation point and add the A-4 Skyhawk Association badge. I subsequently asked them to add "Foreword by Admiral Thomas B. Hayward, USN (Ret.) but only if they thought it wouldn't make the cover too busy.