1,001 Fly-Casting Books on the Wall…
For those of you who know the old drinking song about “100 bottles of beer on the wall” (which I used to sing all the time as a kid—what does that say about me?), this is the fly-casting book version. After much consideration and the careful use of an abacus, I’ve decided to limit the hardcover print run of my upcoming Single-Handed Fly Casting book to 1,001 copies. If the book goes well enough, I may consider another option for a second run, but for now, I’m focusing on those 1,001 hardcovers. They’ll be printed here in the U.S. and they’ll all be signed and numbered, of course.
A number of readers have already tossed their names in the ring to reserve a copy. With that in mind, I am going to take pre-pre-orders. That is, if you are interested in being the first to know when the book is ready for actual pre-order (which will require actual money), send me an email and you’ll go on the list. Those who sign up for the “pre-pre” will get the chance to grab a copy first if they still want one by the time I get this project done.
A few of you have already requested specific numbers and I will honor those numbers, but such a reservation has a caveat: I ask that you are serious about ordering a copy. If I’m going to reserve a number for you and then potentially tell someone else they can’t have it, please do me the courtesy of being ready to order when the time comes.
As of now, I do *not* have a timeframe for the printing of this book. I still have a lot of work to do, but things are moving along nicely. I will update this blog every week or so with progress notes from here on out, so at least we’ll all be on the same page (or pages, depending on much I can get done every 7 days).
I also do not have final pricing as of yet, but it will likely be somewhere around the $45 – 50 point (for those of you on the Continent that’s what these days—about 3 Euros?), with shipping to be determined. In any case, I’m trying to keep the price reasonable given the rather short print run, the hardcover and the U.S.-based printing.
Update (Nov 6): Quite a few numbers (especially lower numbers, as well as many of the “triples” (e.g. 111) and 1000 and 1001) are already reserved. If you have an interest in a specific number, be aware that you might need to consider a second (or third) choice, as well.
Update (January 26, 2013): Trying to get a good handle on shipping costs, using my old Nature book as a basis. I’m guessing that it will be less than $5 in the States (via Media Mail, at least double that if you want it fast), probably in that $12-13 range to Canada and $20-24 everywhere else. Understand that’s a *guess* not a final number. Buying a seat on a jet, even a very small one in a little box in the cargo hold, isn’t cheap these days.
For those of you wondering, I’ll be sticking with the cover you see above. If you’re also wondering about the location, let’s just say that I’m more-or-less looking at the city of Chicago in that photo—from the other end of Lake Michigan. It would be a very long cast, indeed….