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timlong

Jan 27, 2013, 4:48 PM
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Doug Garr and I have been collected NSTIWTIWGD stories
from fellow skydivers, mainly from the 60s-80s time period.
We are close to publishing it (paperback,around 120 pages,
60 - 70 stories). As this is a labor of love, no profit,
on a shoestring, we are looking for some idea how many to
publish (changes the cost depending on what we order).
Anyone think they would be interested in buying this
collection of skydiver stories?


darkwing  (D 4164)

Jan 27, 2013, 7:21 PM
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It pretty much already exists in this forum as the "Scary stories from the old days" thread. Have you contacted the authors of some of those?


iowa  (D 16855)

Jan 27, 2013, 7:31 PM
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I'll buy one.


BillyVance  (D 18895)

Jan 27, 2013, 7:43 PM
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I'll buy one.

Me too. Smile


BillyVance  (D 18895)

Jan 27, 2013, 7:44 PM
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I must add though, it better have some of Airtwardo's best stories in it. Tongue


propblast

Jan 27, 2013, 8:16 PM
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I think I'd like a copy.


bill6870  (D 23527)

Jan 27, 2013, 9:54 PM
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I'll buy one


piisfish

Jan 28, 2013, 2:59 AM
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I'll buy one.

Me too. Smile
me three Smile


Usetawuz  (D 2747)

Jan 28, 2013, 11:33 AM
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I'll buy a couple.


SRA 4795


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timlong

Jan 28, 2013, 2:05 PM
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these stories are mainly from the crew on the NSTIWTIWGD group in facebook.....skydivers from Perris and Elsinore in the 60 - 80s....have not combed through this web site....if enough books sell so that we break even, may attempt another one, just send the stories to tim_j_long@MSN.com and I will hold on to them and see if we get enough for a second booklet


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Jan 28, 2013, 5:17 PM
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Apple makes a book writing app for the Macintosh and I believe it's free. You can then electronic publish it. You can also sell e books on amazon. Paperback copies are a bit harder.


MissBuffDiver  (D 4621)

Jan 29, 2013, 9:46 PM
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Sooo, Timmer...If you take in stories that aren't from our time period, will you make 2 sections? 1 for the 70's , 80's Perris and Elsinore Gang and 1 for the others? Remember when we made the site for FB. It was just for our friends...Doesn't matter to me really...just a thought...


SEREJumper  (D 29555)

Jan 31, 2013, 12:13 AM
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I'd buy one.


Amazon  (D License)

Jan 31, 2013, 12:21 AM
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I'd buy one.

You going to duplicate some of the jumps with all that old gear of yoursWink


evilivan  (D 100593)

Feb 1, 2013, 12:21 PM
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Yep, I'd buy one. Make it available on Kindle please Smile


oldwomanc6

Feb 1, 2013, 9:20 PM
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Yep, I'd buy one. Make it available on Kindle please Smile

+1


airtwardo  (D License)

Feb 1, 2013, 10:14 PM
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Yep, I'd buy one. Make it available on Kindle please Smile

+1

Audio-book maybe...for those of us too old & illiterate ? Angelic


DanPoynter

Feb 2, 2013, 6:11 AM
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Stories such as these will fit perfectly in the displays of the National Skydiving Museum.
Rooms will be dedicated to various at activities in our sport. For example, a room on competition jumping will have several historic video clips showing competition from the barnstormers to the present.
Michael Kearns is filming (older) jumpers to collect an oral history. Short video clips will show people explaining what certain aspects were like.
Stories (in print) will be printed on wall signs.
And so on.

Your old jumpsuit could be part of a rotating display showing jumpsuit development through the years.

See
http://skydivingmuseum.org/Donations/tabid/60/Default.aspx

Dan Poynter, D-454, Author (132 Books), Publisher (Since 1969), Speaker (CSP).
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dan_Poynter
Aviation: http://www.slideshare.net/Dan_Poynter/dan-poynterparachutes-skydiving-aviation


pchapman  (D 1014)

Feb 4, 2013, 7:13 AM
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Welcome aboard Dan, with your first post.
(Even if registered a while already.)

P.S., you owe beer. Smile


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ErleGardner

Feb 4, 2013, 3:39 PM
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Welcome aboard Dan, with your first post.
(Even if registered a while already.)

Wow, 11 years before making a first post!



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