November 3, 2010. This Newsletter is simply an email announcement regarding the long awaited Dolphin 24 website book. This is our 2nd edition of a book version of the website. Edition #1 was presented to Olin Stephens in January 2008. Apologies to those who have already seen the announcement on the website. Photos are not included here to minimize down loading problems. Click here to go right to the webpage.
On the webpage are pictures of the Proof Copy as well as copies of the Cover Page, Author's Notes, Index, the most important Chapter 11 first page, and the "not to be missed" last page. These pages give a good overview of the contents of the book.
The Proof Copy of the Dolphin 24 website arrived today from the printer. A quick thumb through indicates we are about there. Only a few minor typos, I hope.
Consistent with most Dolphin 24 projects this is a DYI effort. The book is self published by the Author (your webmaster), and printed and bound by an online printer. It has 432 pages and is full color with pages printed both sides. The printed/bound cost for the book comes out to about $42 a copy, in lots of 25 - about .095 a page. The work is being done by an online printer - Docucopies.com in Minnesota. Shipping in bulk to Old Lyme, CT is included. Shipping to individuals (book rate) from Old Lyme anywhere in the US is about $4. There were some other costs like converting the initial files to a PDF format for the printer, printing a Proof Copy, and packaging - so I have set the price per book, delivered to a US resident, at $50.
I need some idea of how many books to order. Our target publishing date is on or before Nov 21, just in time for Christmas! Anyone interested in a copy please let me know by November 15. No money needed now. Email me at RonBreault@dolphin24.org to get on the list for this edition. (Note:your webmaster will be waiving both his customary six figure up front Author's Honorarium, and his per book royalties as well!)