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Old Feb 20, 2012, 05:09 PM
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PatMat's New PT Boat Books

You read it here first!
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/attac...mentid=4627627

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:
http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/patmat2350

It'll be a couple months before they show on Amazon.

p.s.: Yes, these works are all in the public domain now.


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Old Feb 20, 2012, 07:47 PM
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Congrats Pat!!

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Old Feb 20, 2012, 08:17 PM
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Very cool .

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Old Feb 20, 2012, 08:33 PM
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Very good timing. Just what the doctor ordered.
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Old Feb 20, 2012, 09:48 PM
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Looks like a nice addition to anyone's bookshelf & the pricing ain't bad at all.
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Old Feb 20, 2012, 10:57 PM
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Very nice.
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Old Feb 21, 2012, 12:10 AM
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A "must have" for the PT boat enthusiast; thanks for doing it (right).
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Old Feb 21, 2012, 06:05 AM
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Now we know what you've been up to. Very nicely done. Best wishes for many sales.
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Old Feb 21, 2012, 08:26 AM
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Way to go Pat, I will have to get one for my libary!
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Old Feb 22, 2012, 07:45 AM
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Thanks all!

and did I mention...


PRINTED IN USA!


On the blog: http://matthewsmodelmarine.wordpress...fighting-navy/
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Old Feb 22, 2012, 09:29 AM
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Way to go Pat. Nice
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Old Feb 24, 2012, 01:14 PM
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Have a few extra now, more later, at a discount on ebay:
< done! >
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Old Mar 01, 2012, 12:57 PM
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Woo-hoo!

The books will soon be in stock in the National WW2 Museum in New Orleans... where they are busy restoring the Higgins boat PT-305.

As before, also available at Lulu.com, but you can save now on ebay!
http://www.ebay.com/itm/300671755299
http://www.ebay.com/itm/300671749849
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Old Mar 01, 2012, 06:50 PM
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Well done! I agree the pricing is not bad at all.
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Old Mar 04, 2012, 09:57 AM
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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.

B&W Collection
http://www.lulu.com/product/paperbac...light_1011025_

Color Edition
http://www.lulu.com/product/paperbac...light_1011025_
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