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Old 02-11-2019, 02:59 PM
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Seems it's going to look MUCH better than I had ever dared hope. Nothing this complex is perfect on the first go-round, but after more than fifty major updates with the old publisher, the old two-volume duo wasn't what I had in mind when I began this ridiculous, miserable process about 1990 or so.

This gets pretty close.

Everything here is pre-printing, which is why the table of contents shows no page numbers, for example, but at LONG LAST, something encouraging has happened. No idea when actual ink and paper will toddle along.

Moreover, Simon and Schuster will be the actual distributors, and that along with the very attractive pricing means, if I can only live another century or so, I might actually break even on all this foolishness. Skyhorse, of course, is the publisher.

People have asked, and I stumbled across more information this morning, while digging around for something else.

Looks as if hard copies might be available quite soon. I am not quite sure, but it APPEARS the electronic versions are already in distribution.

There will likely be a final edit, and hopefully, SOON.

The color use is quite lavish, and I was very surprised how much I, myself, enjoyed it.

Succinctly put, it may finally be what was envisioned some 30 years ago, when first I took my gazillion page manuscript in hand and showed it to the endless arrays of publishers, all of whom rejected it, some of them--INCLUDING PALADIN!!--rejected several times.

FINALLY, the passages about the work being practical and not industrial history got back in, in detail.

No, no elaborate or fancy claims. There's one picture mixup in what I saw, and a capital letter not used, and so on. But it has a kind of comfortable, homey look to me that is what I was hoping for all those decades ago.



Some links to the Skyhorse book, THE ESSENTIAL M1 GARAND:

https://skyhorse-us.imgix.net/covers...o=format&w=298

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon....1Kux5SPQWL.jpg

https://d28hgpri8am2if.cloudfront.ne...40129.in04.jpg

https://d28hgpri8am2if.cloudfront.ne...40129.in06.jpg

https://d28hgpri8am2if.cloudfront.ne...40129.in05.jpg

https://d28hgpri8am2if.cloudfront.ne...40129.in01.jpg

https://d28hgpri8am2if.cloudfront.ne...40129.in02.jpg

These are from cloudfront, Barnes and Noble, and Amazon. Whether the links will work or not, I do not know. What I DO know is, the prices seem attractive, Simon and Schuster will apparently be the distributor, the hard copy is not yet out, but it seems as if it might actually get back to the original idea.

Apparently, the electronic versions are out, or at least for sale. Nosing around the Amazon site should yield more data, as will Barnes and Noble and some of the other literary/book sale sites. There's information on the Simon & Schuster site, too. They'll be distributing.

Color use seems lavish, especially compared to the old Paladin two-volume set, which used no interior color at all. To me, this never mattered much on the shots of the firearms, but in the action photos, the color adds some interest.

The Simon and Schuster site is showing it, which is good.

One picture mixup on page xii involves one of my favorite shots, one of the most taxing to plan and create, and so that's been addressed and will be rectified soon.

Not sure of everything, but I actually like the way this is set up!!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/15631192@N04/5492870795/

Page xii photo mixup, soon to be rectified!!

Here are three links that won't change constantly:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/156311...in/photostream

https://www.flickr.com/photos/156311...in/photostream


https://www.flickr.com/photos/156311...in/photostream

https://www.flickr.com/photos/156311...in/photostream

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Old 02-12-2019, 11:47 AM
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Looks like Kindle version is all that's available on Amazon. Other sources for a hard copy? Thanks and congrats on the book!
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Old 02-12-2019, 12:46 PM
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Looks like Kindle version is all that's available on Amazon. Other sources for a hard copy? Thanks and congrats on the book!
No hard copies as of now. As noted, this is at a pre-publication stage.

Looking on the various websites and consulting with editorial staff, there is no concrete information. I hear April to September, inclusive, and so that suggests NO ONE KNOWS when the actual hard copies will be extant.
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Old 02-12-2019, 05:14 PM
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The Skyhorse web page is showing May 14, 2019.
https://www.skyhorsepublishing.com/9...ial-m1-garand/
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Old 02-12-2019, 05:32 PM
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The Skyhorse web page is showing May 14, 2019.
https://www.skyhorsepublishing.com/9...ial-m1-garand/
Yes. And there are other dates on other sites.

Not long ago, some sites said January 2019.
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Old 02-16-2019, 01:13 AM
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I received an email from Amazon today - the book's available for preorder for $15.93

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Old 12-27-2019, 04:54 AM
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Much later than anticipated, THE ESSENTIAL M1 GARAND, the improved, color-packed, re-combination of these missives will be available in autographed form at a price only slightly higher than MSRP, direct from me.

I even have a rare "advance" copy or two available.

They'll be on hand and in yours, if ordered, roughly mid-February.

I want to pre-pay a small, select, autographed group. No political or windy dedications or jingoist drivel, want solid rifle or club or enthusiast "factoids" as inscriptions will be very short. Advance copies will accumulate value quite rapidly, and those will be designated. Yes, they are more.

Check or money orders are preferable.

Contact me via e-mail or PM if interested.

These are NOT industrial histories. If you need to know when the "dash six" part permutation replaced the earlier ones, there is very little detail here. That sort of thing is available in a half dozen other volumes.

These are practical books with real information that concerns rifles which actually exist, and center around the consumer, safety, maintenance, and so on, as well as some very, very interesting sidelights. This is pretty much what I envisioned in 1992 when these were first put together. The old ones were updated dozens of times and ways, and these have been even more so. Yes, gas traps and Italian specimens are covered.

PM or e-mail if interested.

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Old 01-01-2020, 06:02 PM
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Only one "advance" unspoken for. Can still acquire more regular production.

See above regarding dedication information.

Again: These books are not industrial histories, and are nothing to do with the missives by Duff and Canfield. There ARE industrial history details and notations, but they're pursued mainly for consumers and shooters.

Found I had omitted all cost information, in case someone was interested.

Found this on another thread about which I had forgotten:

"The few "advance copies" I am going to make available on a prepaid basis to CMP participants ONLY, autographed. To my knowledge, they contain ONE garble (typo, actually), the color is really solid, and with those admonitions, as duly noted above, I shall go ahead and "peddle" those ( I can make FIVE available of that grouping ) at $28.00 a pop, prepaid BUT they won't ship until February. I've also contacted many GCA colleagues.

Inscriptions must be very brief, directly involving the rifle, no political stuff of ANY kind, and membership, range, or serial number material is particularly suitable.

Starting shortly thereafter, standard units for the foreseeable future will be $25.00, prepaid, via MEDIA MAIL."

There's no difference in content, but there will ultimately be a difference in accumulated value.

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Old 01-02-2020, 05:45 AM
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See notations above.
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Old 01-04-2020, 11:42 PM
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Apparently, books will not be sent until 2-25-2020. Just got that word from the publisher and distributor.
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