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Old 05-23-2012, 06:05 PM   #1441
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JUST RECEIVED THE BOOK TODAY- LOOKS VERY GOOD - WELL DONE TED THANKS
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:19 PM   #1442
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I have mine, delivered by the author !

I only forgot to ask for have it autographed !
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Old 05-24-2012, 02:26 AM   #1443
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Looks like the Canadian Postal Service is getting them to the homeboys first. Any Yankees get one yet?
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Old 05-24-2012, 05:30 AM   #1444
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Thanks for all your hard work keeping us entertained, I hope the book covers some of your expenses, and that you can afford to be our "reporter on the scene" again next year. I firmly believe that despite not having any decent tv coverage this year, we had better, more timely information than in any of the years past. Thanks again for making the two best weeks of the year better than ever. (and it aint over yet, we still have a book to read!!)
Thanks for the kudos but I feel I need to be clear here. I am a lousy business person

There is almost zero profit from the book, due largely to myself. This is not a complaint. When the book went on sale Paypal got a hold of me and threatend to seize my accounts as I wasn't set up as a business. They began taking almost 3 bucks a book. The website I was selling the books from originally (my website) crapped out so I had to set up a new one and that company began taking a few books per book. I had the book priced based on 200 pages, once completed the book ended up being 250 pages. I had a decision to make, cut out over 20% of the content and make some money or leave it as is. I approached a few publishers but they all said they couldnt publish it with all the photos as it made it too expensive to print. I couldnt wrap my head around the book not having the photos in it as they contribute greatly to the story. My wife and I decided to heck with making money, "lets just make the best damn book we can". So this is what we did. No profit, a ton of work but something I am quite proud of and hope folks enjoy

I am trying my best to get all the books shipped in a timely manner, the packaging and shipping is very time consuming and I have been spending the bulk of my time outside of my job in lineups at the post office (oh ya they hate me now ). Hoping to have them all shipped by Monday

Going down to the Dakar was a once in a life time opportunity and was certainly one of the coolest things I have done. Zero regrets and if I was a rich man I would do it every year. But I am not rich so I will be among the F5 army next year
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Old 05-24-2012, 06:27 AM   #1445
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If I do make it to the Dakar in 2015 I will lobby RPA that they need to hire you as one of the support staff . That way this won't be just a once in a lifetime thing for you.

Interesting about paypal and good for me to know. I am in the process of looking into starting up my racing as a small business I suspect once there is more money coming in via paypal they will try to do the same to me.
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Old 05-24-2012, 08:32 AM   #1446
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Old 05-28-2012, 11:19 AM   #1447
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The mailman dropped the book off this morning Now, I have many books on the Dakar, and Ted, yours truly sets the standard. Well done, you should be very proud of what you have created. I can't wait to really get into it. Thank you!
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Old 05-28-2012, 05:20 PM   #1448
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Postman Delivered!!!!

Got the book today in overcast Vancouver. It's amazing. Great job so far you lucky bastard!!!
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Old 05-29-2012, 06:36 PM   #1449
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Hey Ted, got my copy in the mail today and all I can say is WOW A first rate publication !!!
Congratulations on a great job. Well done my friend
see you next weekend
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Old 05-29-2012, 06:43 PM   #1450
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I haven't opened it yet, but I got it today.
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Old 05-29-2012, 06:47 PM   #1451
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Yipee!! Just arrived today!!



From a fast glance at the book, it looks awesome and high quality. Can't wait to dig into it!

Well done Ted!
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Old 05-29-2012, 06:50 PM   #1452
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Ted, Angelo, you guys did a great job. The layout is perfect. Ted, I didn't realize how much you'd actually written!




Edit: I've been watching the DVD and it's great. Thanks for taking the time to put that together.
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Old 05-29-2012, 06:54 PM   #1453
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Old 05-29-2012, 07:51 PM   #1454
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surprise delivery today, thanks for your hard work deadly!

the book looks amazing!

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Old 05-29-2012, 11:20 PM   #1455
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I am so stoked that you guys like the book!

Can't wait to get mine any day now...



I am heading off to Rally Albania as a racer in about a week, and then I might -just might-
say yes to an invitation to attend Sardegna Rally Race as a "journalist" at the end of June. All I need is to figure
out how to make my work commitments fit around the dates...

There, I just spilled the beans on a few possible races that Ted and I are considering for a second installment
of the TFTB series which will be 4 or 5 smaller rallies

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