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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: SteveC]
      #6106712 - 09/28/13 10:56 PM

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I happen to pick it up at a good price from Walmart online




Indeed very good price ($26.99) for the book at Walmart vs. $41.04 in Amazon at the moment.


Best,


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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: ibase]
      #6106743 - 09/28/13 11:17 PM

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I happen to pick it up at a good price from Walmart online




Indeed very good price ($26.99) for the book at Walmart vs. $41.04 in Amazon at the moment.


Best,




Let's just hope that you are not cheating Bill P. out of another ZAO-II eyepiece.


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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: Jeff Morgan]
      #6106760 - 09/28/13 11:27 PM

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I happen to pick it up at a good price from Walmart online




Indeed very good price ($26.99) for the book at Walmart vs. $41.04 in Amazon at the moment.


Best,




Let's just hope that you are not cheating Bill P. out of another ZAO-II eyepiece.




Huh? Who's cheating who and what has the ZAO-II eyepiece got to do with it?

Best,


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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: ibase]
      #6107307 - 09/29/13 11:44 AM

Humour just doesn't work well on these forums!

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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: SteveC]
      #6107416 - 09/29/13 12:43 PM

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I wasn't sure I'd be home to receive the book this month, so I waited until today to order. Looking forward to reading the book, and I happen to pick it up at a good price from Walmart online, though I may have to wait until next Friday to receive the book.




I just looked it up online at Walmart, and get a "Out of stock online"..


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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: Dave M]
      #6107627 - 09/29/13 02:24 PM

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I wasn't sure I'd be home to receive the book this month, so I waited until today to order. Looking forward to reading the book, and I happen to pick it up at a good price from Walmart online, though I may have to wait until next Friday to receive the book.




I just looked it up online at Walmart, and get a "Out of stock online"..




Yesterday must have been my lucky day, I should have purchased Powerball tickets instead.


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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: dawziecat]
      #6108516 - 09/30/13 12:39 AM

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Humour just doesn't work well on these forums!




Thanks, now I get it!

After culling some info from the net, I've realized that new authors (BillP in this instance) get very little from gross sales of their books and that the publishers are the ones who obtain the lion's share from revenues generated. That being the case, I wouldn't mind paying full retail price ($44.99) for the book, just so that Bill might be able to buy a premium eyepiece like the ZAO II mentioned earlier in jest, from any meager royalties that could come his way.

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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: ibase]
      #6108656 - 09/30/13 03:45 AM

I just got my copy, a lot earlier than expected (thanks to Deutsche Post).
William Paolini, I owe you a BIG thank you for providing me with a good read about one of my most loved themes, telescope eyepieces. Indeed, this is like a Playboy for eyepiece junkies. I'm going to advertise it in our Greek forum with much enthousiasm.
Thanks again Bill!


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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! [Re: kkokkolis]
      #6108695 - 09/30/13 05:33 AM

Should we open a thread for peer reviews or just mail the author?
WO UWAN is 80 degrees and not 20 (page 18)


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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: ibase]
      #6108938 - 09/30/13 09:39 AM

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Humour just doesn't work well on these forums!




Thanks, now I get it!

After culling some info from the net, I've realized that new authors (BillP in this instance) get very little from gross sales of their books and that the publishers are the ones who obtain the lion's share from revenues generated. That being the case, I wouldn't mind paying full retail price ($44.99) for the book, just so that Bill might be able to buy a premium eyepiece like the ZAO II mentioned earlier in jest, from any meager royalties that could come his way.

Best,




I'm sure Bill wrote the book for honor and glory, not so much for monetary gain.


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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: kkokkolis]
      #6109017 - 09/30/13 10:29 AM

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Should we open a thread for peer reviews or just mail the author?
WO UWAN is 80 degrees and not 20 (page 18)




That one I recall correcting, so editors must have missed the errata on it. Will be fixed for next addition, until then folks can be on the lookout for the rare 20 degree UWAN...will command a high price on the used market


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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: BillP]
      #6109065 - 09/30/13 11:11 AM

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Should we open a thread for peer reviews or just mail the author?
WO UWAN is 80 degrees and not 20 (page 18)




That one I recall correcting, so editors must have missed the errata on it. Will be fixed for next addition, until then folks can be on the lookout for the rare 20 degree UWAN...will command a high price on the used market




500 years from now, when Chosing and Using Astronomical Eyepieces is historically and monitarily as valuable as the Gutenburg Bible,the 20 degree UWAN on page 18 will be the benchmark for confirming the rare 1st edition. I'm using surgical gloves when handling my copy. Little SteveC in 2514 will be able to take this book to the bank.

Edited by SteveC (09/30/13 11:16 AM)


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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: SteveC]
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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: Hothersale]
      #6112901 - 10/02/13 11:03 AM

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>>A few minutes ago, EVERY page in the book was available to preview on Amazon.ca, but now most of the pages have been restricted.

Here's how it works on Amazon. When you first open up the preview, all pages are available to you. You can hence pretty much jump to any section of the book to explore. But after you've been there for a few minutes, Amazon starts locking up pages (for you only). Spend a few more additional minutes and over 75% of any book will become restricted. After all, they don't want to allow everyone to read all pages online and not purchase the book.

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Manish
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I learn something new every day! Thanks, Manish.




Sometimes it takes a few minutes to figure out which pages you want to look at. Being able to see just the table of contents and the index does not show alot. You can flip through more pages in a store.

P.S. I did get the book, and I enjoyed it greatly; especially the 100-120AFOV sections.

Ken


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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: faackanders2]
      #6112962 - 10/02/13 11:30 AM

Excellent book Bill! Terrific reading for anyone interested in EPs and I don't think it'll go 'out of date' all that quickly. As the prior posts indicate, the basics are the basics. As noted in t.r. comments and FirstSight's post about 'The Backyard Astronomer's Guide' (and others), it takes a lot of thought and work to write a quality book that's useful, durable, and has lasting value. While new EPs will come out, the book will stay valid for years/decades. From what I've read so far, I think BillP hit the mark on providing a great balance of information, articles that inform and guide, and opinions mixed with a terrific amount of reference material.
I was able to download an e-book version and hope to receive a hard copy shortly. High recommend this book to anyone with an interest in amateur astronomy even of you're not an EP fanatic.


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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: WRose]
      #6113057 - 10/02/13 12:34 PM

Thanks Bill ...welcome back and hope life has gotten less busy so you can join in on some discussions. When you have time would love to hear any new eyepiece adventures you've encountered

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Re: Bill Paolini's book on EP's is out! new [Re: BillP]
      #6131767 - 10/11/13 06:57 PM

Just finished reading it. The general part I mean. A great reference work. I would like more text in the second part, referencing all eyepieces, at least for the most popular ones. But it is good as it is. Bravo!

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