I made a book!!

Discussion in 'The Workshop' started by Forbin, Jul 23, 2017.

  1. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    Literally a decade in the making! (seriously!)
    Inspired by Jackill, Franz Joseph, Mastercom et al, I've been working on my own book of starship illustrations for many years, and I'm finally finished. Based on my physical kitbashed models, 36 entries feature full color orthographic drawings of each ship, a description, and photos of the ship "in action."

    Preview shots and a linky on my site:
    http://www.inpayne.com/models/oakland-yards/oakland-yards.html

    Or order direct from Hulu:
    http://www.lulu.com/shop/john-payne...d-naval-yards/paperback/product-23260609.html

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  2. K.

    K. Sober

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    Woohoo! Congrats!
  3. Soma

    Soma OMG WTF LOL STFU ROTFL!!!

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    Wrong font. :bergman:

    Also, pretty cool. :)
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  4. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    Ah, but exactly the right fonts! ;)
  5. Paladin

    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    Love your stuff, Forbin.

    My copy's on the way!
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  6. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    Thanks! :)
    Sold 16 so far!
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  7. Dan Leach

    Dan Leach Climbing Staff Member Moderator

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    Sweeeeeeet
  8. Nova

    Nova livin on the edge of the ledge Writer

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    Shiny!
  9. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    Sales seem to have slumped after only 18 sold. :(
    Must see about expanding the Amazon.
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  10. Paladin

    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    Got mine today. Good work, Forbin!

    The book is very nicely made, too. Glossy cover and nice glossy pages.
  11. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    Thank you, sir!
    Lulu prints to order, so I can only assume they have a REALLY good office printer. :lol:
  12. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    37 sold in less than a month!

    :banana:

    I have yet to get the money from Lulu, though. First payment should come through last day of the month.
    I be a entrepreneur!
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  13. Paladin

    Paladin Overjoyed Man of Liberty

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    You forgot to include a photo of you with a pipe in a smoking jacket sitting in a big arm chair on the back cover. :diacanu:
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  14. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    I had a whole section written describing how each physical model was built (what kit parts were used, ect), plus photos of my roomful of models on shelves. But then I decided to go fully fictional.
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    ed629 Morally Inept Banned

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    That bums me out. When looking at your website, I like seeing how you built the models. I really liked seeing that aspect of them.
  16. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    So TBBS has always had a no selling policy, so I can't post my book over there in the fan art section (but if somebody else did... :D ).
    Now I just heard from the new mod at HobbyTalk.com, where I DID post a link, that advertising is prohibited. No mod for 5 years, and NOW we get a diligent one??

    I didn't know selling to fellow fans would have so many roadblocks.
  17. TheBurgerKing

    TheBurgerKing The Monarch of Flavor

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    Go full shameless, put links in all your signatures, make your profile pic the cover of your book, make your tag line "buy my book". Start threads in inappropriate places and when the mods complain, smack em with a copy of your book and put a video of it on YouTube.
  18. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    :lol:

    If Christopher Bennet can do it, so can I - my avatar at TBBS is now my book cover, with a link in my sig.
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  19. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    W00t! Got my first payout. I be a professional now!
    (yeahright)
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  20. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    And hey, wouldn't this make an excellent Christmas gift for the Trekkie Techie in your life?

    :D
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    oldfella1962 light & lethal

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    nice! Should be very informative to fellow model builders. I like informative books, they are pretty much all I ever read.
  22. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    I'm $2 away from having to report the income on this! :soma:
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  23. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    Sales are tailing off, so, don't forget, this makes a fine 4th of July gift!
    :unsure:
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  24. Minsc&Boo

    Minsc&Boo Fresh Meat

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    You should right a old republic book.
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  25. Marso

    Marso High speed, low drag.

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    Just ordered this. I didn't know you made a book! :elwood:
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  26. Marso

    Marso High speed, low drag.

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    I got your book!!
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  27. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    Thank you sir! :)
    Sales are pretty much dead at this point, with less than 100 sold, but what the heck - it was all for fun.
    They say I can sell more if I get an ISBN and sell thru Amazon, but CBS has been on a C&D rampage with the garage-industry Trek model-makers I know. I'm not gonna risk getting completely shut down. Maybe in a year or so.
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    shootER Insubordinate...and churlish Administrator

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  29. Marso

    Marso High speed, low drag.

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    Cracked your screen, eh? :jollyroger:
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  30. Marso

    Marso High speed, low drag.

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    Quality work, dude! Meets and/or exceeds the standards of most of the 'official' publications and what FASA put out back in the day. Love the couple of 'forger easter eggs I found lurking in the Masao Class... :chris: