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#1 Keith NC

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 06:42 PM

Any update, or unadulterated speculation, on release date for volume 7 ?  Also curious if anyone might know how many volumes there will be in the complete series.  Volume 6 only gets us to Corona Australis.  Don’t have enough fingers to count how many letters after C but thinking it’s a few indeed.

 

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 08:07 PM

I think we're going to need bigger bookcases.


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Posted 21 August 2019 - 09:18 PM

They haven't posted anything new at all on their Facebook page since the end of July. 



#4 Eskil

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 01:40 AM

My guess is around 25 volumes and it should be released fairly soon (they were proofreading and finalising illustrations early July).

 

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 02:26 AM

I had heard October at the earliest. I tihnk the rate has dropped to one per year.

 

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 09:38 AM

Its been one per year for about 4 volumes now. Usually gets released right around Christmas. If you have bought the Annals from the publisher directly you will probably get an email like I do when the new volume is out at a early discounted rate.


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#7 Keith NC

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 02:36 PM

My guess is around 25 volumes and it should be released fairly soon (they were proofreading and finalising illustrations early July).

 

/Eskil

According to the actuarial guides I should be good up to Puppis.

 

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#8 George N

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 07:47 PM

According to the actuarial guides I should be good up to Puppis.

 

Keith

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Virgo alone could take a half-dozen years!  wink.gif

...and they were talking one entire volume just for the Magellanic Clouds......


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Posted 26 August 2019 - 08:09 PM

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Virgo alone could take a half-dozen years!  wink.gif

...and they were talking one entire volume just for the Magellanic Clouds......

So we all need to work out and eat healthy, just to be safe. help.gif



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Posted 27 August 2019 - 08:07 AM

According to the actuarial guides I should be good up to Puppis.

 

Keith

The authors aren't exactly spring chickens either. I wonder if this will become a multi-generational project.


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Posted 09 September 2019 - 04:35 AM

I think it's only a 2 man team working on this fantastic book series, so unfortunately, it will take some time.  I'll probably be an oldER man by the time it's finished lol (I'm 50 now).  



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Posted 09 September 2019 - 03:42 PM

I think it's only a 2 man team working on this fantastic book series, so unfortunately, it will take some time.  I'll probably be an oldER man by the time it's finished lol (I'm 50 now).  

And I'm 63... 

 

I may need an audiobook version by the time they hit Sagittarius.

 

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Posted 10 September 2019 - 06:07 AM

And I'm 63... 

 

I may need an audiobook version by the time they hit Sagittarius.

 

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me too I suspect, at least, with the way my eyesight is degrading.  Oh wait, my hearing is degrading too lol (already need hearing aids, can't afford them, so an audiobook is prolly out of the cards for me in 20 years lol).  At least glasses are covered by our medicare, so unless I go completely blind...


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Posted 10 September 2019 - 08:32 AM

in all seriousness, the publishers should think about the fact that most people in this hobby are older. We have all seen the articles about how to attract younger people to the hobby... but us older book buying crowd is... well, getting older. While no one wants this book series rushed to publication, there should be some sense of urgency


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Posted 11 September 2019 - 12:30 AM

in all seriousness, the publishers should think about the fact that most people in this hobby are older. We have all seen the articles about how to attract younger people to the hobby... but us older book buying crowd is... well, getting older. While no one wants this book series rushed to publication, there should be some sense of urgency

Maybe they're writing the volumes for the next generation. Not everything is about us baby boomers.


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Posted 11 September 2019 - 08:32 AM

"Maybe they're writing the volumes for the next generation. Not everything is about us baby boomers"

 

but that would mean putting the Annals in Kindle or ePub format, not print... which also makes for fast publication times


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Posted 12 October 2019 - 11:22 AM

They could go the ePub route, but make physical books to order.  There would be two separate publishing tracks.  The digital would get finished first and go out as fast as possible but then they open 6 month windows after each digital pub for ordering physical copies.


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Posted 15 October 2019 - 08:04 AM

They could go the ePub route, but make physical books to order.  There would be two separate publishing tracks.  The digital would get finished first and go out as fast as possible but then they open 6 month windows after each digital pub for ordering physical copies.

To the best of my knowledge, Willman-Bell hasn't produced any of their books in ebook format. Considering that the format is clearly here to stay and popular with both younger readers and those of us who appreciate being able to enlarge the font while reading, this puzzles me. But then, the response of the publishing industry to ebooks has always been a bit baffling.



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Posted 04 November 2019 - 05:24 AM

"............ Not everything is about us baby boomers"................"

 

 

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Posted 04 November 2019 - 10:28 PM

I am personally glad they kept this to paper and not ebook. I am getting tired of seeing an observing field lit up with the bright screens of tablets, computers and phones. How ironic we complain about light pollution and we as observers are producing some of it right on our observing fields. I hear it all the time, "My tablet doesn't produce the amount of light that the street light does." True but when 25 people are using tablets, computers and phones it becomes very bright. 

 

Also, I think its a smart move business wise. I cant tell you how many times I see an ebook offered for sale along with a paper book and within the next week you can buy the ebook in PDF from a company that is not the publisher for less than half the price. Then we wonder why our favorite publishers either stop publishing our books or go out of business.


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Posted 06 November 2019 - 09:50 PM

Volume 7 is now shipping!  I just ordered at the intro price.

 

https://www.willbell...OOK/Annals.html


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Posted 06 November 2019 - 11:09 PM

I also just ordered book 7 at the intro price.....


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#23 Jim Davenport

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 03:52 AM

Just ordered volume seven. 

I'm 73, I wonder if I'll see the complete set?



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Posted 07 November 2019 - 01:32 PM

Just ordered Vol 7 too ...

#25 RogerLaureys

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Posted 07 November 2019 - 02:28 PM

48 to 65 USD shipping costs to Europe is ridiculous !!!


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