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Re: Scooter: The Douglas A4D Skyhawk Story by Tommy Thomason
« Reply #30 on: August 15, 2011, 04:15:01 pm »
Amazon US is now posting a Sept. 14 availability date, and they say my order will be in my hot little hands Sept. 16. 

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Re: Scooter: The Douglas A4D Skyhawk Story by Tommy Thomason
« Reply #31 on: August 15, 2011, 04:39:03 pm »
You know more than I do. All I know is, it was ready to go to the printers a month or so ago. I made some last-minute changes and corrections. It looked good to me.

Usually, the printer airships a few copies hot off the press and the author gets one, which I haven't seen yet. The rest are put in a container and come over by ship a few weeks later. However, the container doesn't go until it's full or close to full so it could be a month.

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Re: Scooter: The Douglas A4D Skyhawk Story by Tommy Thomason
« Reply #32 on: August 17, 2011, 11:31:28 am »
Just checked, they're still saying I'll have it Sept. 16.

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Re: Scooter: The Douglas A4D Skyhawk Story by Tommy Thomason
« Reply #33 on: August 20, 2011, 07:14:17 am »
Good news - I just got my advance copy in the mail today so the printing is done and the boat should be leaving soon with the print run, if it hasn't already. That supports mid-September availability from Amazon if nothing goes sideways or under.

I'm very pleased to report that the reproduction quality is the equal of my other books that were done by Specialty Press.

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Re: Scooter: The Douglas A4D Skyhawk Story by Tommy Thomason
« Reply #34 on: September 16, 2011, 04:49:12 pm »
Well, I was looking forward to my copy today, but didn't get it.  Checked with Amazon, and in the last day or so they've put up a note that I have to approve  by Oct. 15 an extension on when it might come.  They no longer have a delivery date, and show it as "out of stock". 

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Re: Scooter: The Douglas A4D Skyhawk Story by Tommy Thomason
« Reply #35 on: September 16, 2011, 05:03:55 pm »
Thanks for the update. I had an invite to be at Tailhook in the Skyhawk Association booth and sign books. I suggested that to Specialty, who wanted to do it. I never heard back and I suspect that the problem is that the books are on a slow boat or maybe even still waiting for the container to fill up.

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Re: Scooter: The Douglas A4D Skyhawk Story by Tommy Thomason
« Reply #36 on: September 19, 2011, 11:12:10 am »
Thanks for the update. I had an invite to be at Tailhook in the Skyhawk Association booth and sign books. I suggested that to Specialty, who wanted to do it. I never heard back and I suspect that the problem is that the books are on a slow boat or maybe even still waiting for the container to fill up.

So, you're saying it's on...(wait for it)   ♫a slow boat from China♫?

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Re: Scooter: The Douglas A4D Skyhawk Story by Tommy Thomason
« Reply #37 on: September 19, 2011, 11:14:34 am »
Thanks for the update. I had an invite to be at Tailhook in the Skyhawk Association booth and sign books. I suggested that to Specialty, who wanted to do it. I never heard back and I suspect that the problem is that the books are on a slow boat or maybe even still waiting for the container to fill up.

So, you're saying it's on...(wait for it)   ♫a slow boat from China♫?

I was hoping somebody would get it... (the allusion and soon, the book)

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Re: Scooter: The Douglas A4D Skyhawk Story by Tommy Thomason
« Reply #38 on: September 22, 2011, 05:36:06 am »
I thought authors were supposed to get several copies. Note to self - if I become a publisher, hold a dozen or so back in an airmail box for just such an occasion.

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Re: Scooter: The Douglas A4D Skyhawk Story by Tommy Thomason
« Reply #39 on: September 22, 2011, 05:45:52 am »
I thought authors were supposed to get several copies. Note to self - if I become a publisher, hold a dozen or so back in an airmail box for just such an occasion.


The author generally does get several copies. Eventually. My experience is that the publisher has some small number of books from the print run sent to him by air mail. One of those goes to the author. Books being heavy and expensive to ship, the reminder are sent by the cheapest possible mode, in this case in a container on a ship coming from China. And the container may not leave until it's full of books if the shipping cost is for a container rather than by weight...

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Re: Scooter: The Douglas A4D Skyhawk Story by Tommy Thomason
« Reply #40 on: September 28, 2011, 12:47:10 pm »
Now for the latest episode in our favorite soap opera, "As the Page Turns".  Amazon is now saying this "...ships  in 11 to 12 days", and that I'll get my copy between Oct. 7 and 12.

Stay tuned for the next exciting chapter. 

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Re: Scooter: The Douglas A4D Skyhawk Story by Tommy Thomason
« Reply #41 on: September 28, 2011, 01:58:09 pm »
Good news: I'm told that Specialty has received books and was shipping them to distributors (and presumably people who ordered directly from them at full list) this week.

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Re: Scooter: The Douglas A4D Skyhawk Story by Tommy Thomason
« Reply #42 on: September 28, 2011, 04:39:00 pm »
Good news: I'm told that Specialty has received books and was shipping them to distributors (and presumably people who ordered directly from them at full list) this week.

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Re: Scooter: The Douglas A4D Skyhawk Story by Tommy Thomason
« Reply #43 on: October 02, 2011, 12:11:27 am »

Hey Guys,I got the book about 1 month ago ;D .If you feel surprising,please be remembered the book was printed in China and I lives in China.Give you guys a link which is  searched result of this book in an Chinese C2C website which is something like eBay. http://s.taobao.com/search?q=scooter+a-4&keyword=&commend=all&ssid=s5-e&search_type=item&atype=&tracelog=&sourceId=tb.index&rt=1317539431796


For the book,I think it's a great job even though I'm a fan of Soviet/Russian military aircraft.
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Re: Scooter: The Douglas A4D Skyhawk Story by Tommy Thomason
« Reply #44 on: October 16, 2011, 10:32:31 pm »
Scooter has arrived!