11-12-2019, 12:16 AM
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...well... not a whole book per see, but an annotated and commented version of the classic "Shaving Made Easy - What the Man Who Shaves Ought to Know".


The original is from 1905, and is still a decent read (find a copy on Wikisource, archive.org or Project Gutenberg) but for obvious reasons don't do much to cover some of the things a modern wetshaver needs to know.

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I'm looking for either encouragement or discouragement... pros and cons.

If I do go ahead, finishing it will take time since it'll be done in between everything else I have on my plate. I was thinking making it available for download, on Kindle and possible as a print on demand book.

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 11-12-2019, 04:23 AM
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  • chazt
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Pro: satisfaction from updating and modernizing a “classic.”
Con: would the original author/publisher appreciate your rewrite/additions?
Con: time and attention to details - do you have it in you to undertake such a project?
Pro: you have the knowledge and source material to engage in such a task.

Bottom line, Hans; if you feel comfortable and confident to take on the task and complete it to your satisfaction, then do it.

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 11-12-2019, 05:26 AM
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Is this the same publisher of the 500 blank page manifesto: What men know about women

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 11-12-2019, 10:17 AM
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Just get it done already.  Sounds like a much better project than watching TV.  I'd buy it.

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 11-12-2019, 12:18 PM
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Do it, Hans!

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 11-13-2019, 01:11 PM
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Yeah.. I think I'll do it. If I'm not happy with the result, I can just hide it away in a corner of my hard drive Smile

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 11-13-2019, 08:11 PM
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Good luck, Hans.  Thumbsup

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 11-13-2019, 11:58 PM
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  • Johnny
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Go for it.  I think it would be a good read.

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 11-17-2019, 05:26 PM
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I think that you will enjoy doing it, so I am glad that you committed to getting it done Hans!

Good luck!

Vr

Matt

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 11-19-2019, 02:29 AM
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  • Mouser
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I'll  buy one, but an autographed one please.
Better yet, I'll  give subtle hints to my wife  and she'll get it as a gift for me. Autographed of course.

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 03-02-2020, 01:26 AM
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Rejoyce, because a book is forthcoming!

Not the book I talked about above - still working on that, with the need for taking various photos and so on - but a book none the less. One on various razor and shaving related patents. It's a  selection of important, interesting, inessential, and plain odd shaving related patents; solutions in search of a problems, blind roads on the road to the modern shave, but also good ideas that simply failed to gain traction for one reason or another.

The book is a somewhat serious, somewhat humorous little rump through the patent history of razor and other shaving related accoutrement, and lavishly illustrated with the original drawings from the patent applications and a handful of other pictures.

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And just befor the weekend the proof copies arrived! This means that - provided there isn't any typos or horrible printing errors - there is just one big question left before it's released... what should a 220 page print-on-demand paperback and a Kindle e-book retail for? So far I'm looking at under 10$ for a print copy - more if anyone wants an autographed copy, to cover shipping etc.

Hope to relase it before Easter - I couldn't have written it if y'all hadn't been such a friendly and enabling bunch of people Smile

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 03-02-2020, 04:05 AM
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Well done, Hans.

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 03-02-2020, 05:29 AM
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  • RyznRio
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GLWTB(ook)

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 03-02-2020, 08:31 AM
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  • chazt
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Well done, Hans! I’m sure it was an enormous undertaking, especially since you have a demanding full time job. I’m sure that everyone here at TSN is very proud of you. Congratulations on your accomplishment!

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 03-02-2020, 08:41 PM
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Congratulations, Hans!  Cheers

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