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Printing update and a new offer

June 03, 2019

Speed Graphics and Steam 1958! vol. 1 went to the printer last Thursday!

We are now awaiting proofs, after which we will schedule press checks. Watch for further email updates on progress.

The winner of the prize to attend the press check cannot make it!

Nor has he anyone in mind to nominate in his stead. So, here’s an opportunity!

If (a) you have pre-ordered Speed Graphics and Steam 1958! vol. 1 and (b) live reasonably close to Guelph, Ontario such that you would be willing to travel there for a few hours (on a couple of days notice) to attend the press checks (and enjoy lunch with the author), then please reply as such to this email.

The press checks will be taking place within the next few days, so I will accept names of interested parties until noon tomorrow, Tuesday June 4th.

We’ll tabulate the entries, scramble them in random order, then offer the prize to names on that list until we find someone able to participate.

Starting tomorrow (Tuesday, June 4), I will be formatting the video of the CPR Galt Subdivision for delivery to buyers of Speed Graphics and Steam 1958! vol. 1

We’ll be offering this content online through Vimeo as the preferred method of delivery, otherwise as a DVD for those unable to process the download. Advantages of Vimeo are that any corrections and updates to your content from my end are automatic—and you’ll avoid the complications of a disk being rendered unreadable through scratches, wear and tear, etc.

In answer to requests, we’ve opened up pre-ordering for Speed Graphics and Steam 1958! vol. 2

There will be a quick turnaround for Volume 2, with release scheduled for September 15. The pre-publication price will expire on August 31, so there is no rush at the moment.

Reluctantly, with exorbitant postal costs, we’ve had to finally increase our all-inclusive pricing (believe it or not, we maintained our 2003 pricing until now). It’s the only way to ensure production/distribution of a limited-edition volume remains viable.

We’ll send out a more formal email broadcast concerning Speed Graphics and Steam 1958! vol. 2 (with pictures and such), but if you’re anxious to get on top of this one, visit this link:


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