|Feb 20, 2012, 06:09 PM|
PatMat's New PT Boat Books
You read it here first!
I am publishing a pair of new books on PT boats:
"Fighting Boats for a Fighting Navy", B&W and color editions.
Actually, the full title is "Fighting Boats for a Fighting Navy: The WW2 PT Boats in Contemporary Advertising", which pretty much tells you this is not another PT-walk around or detailed history... there's plenty of that already!
When I was researching PT boats for my PT-41 build , I found a bizillion old ads from WW2 that featured PTs in one way or another (OK, a couple hundred...). At one time, I had a site on Geocities with most of them listed. Instead of re-doing the site, I decided to go commercial and put them in a book.
Two books actually. Self publishing with "print-on-demand" technology means that long books with color content are uneconomical.
The "Black & White Collection" has over 200 ads, a mix of works originally in B&W and color, but all presented in grey tones.
The "Supplemental Color Edition" is much shorter, and presents the neatest of the color ads in all their glory.
The retail prices for both aren't cheap... maybe some day I'll find a publisher who will print 10,000 copies in China, then I can do it all in one volume with nice color printing...
But you can preview them (and even order them!) now at the Lulu site:
It'll be a couple months before they show on Amazon.
p.s.: Yes, these works are all in the public domain now.
|Mar 01, 2012, 01:57 PM|
|Mar 04, 2012, 10:57 AM|
SALE IS OVER
Even better now! With the favorable pricing structure at the printer, Lulu, I can knock 20% off there... when it goes online at Amazon, Amazon will charge the full retail.
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