New E-Type book (cont'd)

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#1 New E-Type book (cont'd)

Post by PeterCrespin » Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:24 am

Since we're talking new books, I may as well get some more peer pressure behind my own offering that has been postponed more often than the Brexit vote by The Institute of Indecisives Or Ditherers.

Some Hall Green enthusiasts may have always pronounced Veloce, as in Veloce Publishing, like the first part of the name Velocette, That's how I used to read it until they started paying me obscene amounts of money (obscenely small, that is) and I heard how they answered the phone. They say 'Vel-oh-chay,' which whilst not suiting the thundering Birminum singles, does have a sing-song Kenneth Williams note to it, being as wot it's the word for speed in the land of Chianti and Spaghetti Carabinieri.

Anyway, Veloce have been prodding me for years to get off my ample arse and finish something, which I've found easy to resist. However, a few years ago God started prodding me by way of a dose of Parkinson's which I found slightly harder to ignore. Anyone who saw me at Angus's place last year, trembling like a jelly on the bonnet of a 2CV, may have thought I'd been supping from the Letchworth liquor cabinet (12 yearold Typhoo a specialty), or just been given an invoice by the Bearded Squadron Leader, but no. And to anyone who saw my right hand restlessly stuffed down my Levi's side pocket, apparently 'stock-taking', no it wasn't that either...

They asked if maybe I could start with an engine book. I said I'd been giving away my best snippets for free on forums so nobody would buy it. I think I heard muffled sobs but it could have been someone softly banging their head against a cublcle divider. Not sure if that would be the type between desks or between porcelain bowls, but he cheered up when I said I had a killer marketing idea...

I said that since sustainability and recycling are all the rage, we could either print it in one long paragraph on a roll of soft twin-ply, or if he wanted a proper book why not make each page slightly wider than the last so people could use it as a wheel chock? Not sure if he was impressed but he said he'd sort out the printing and I should stick to what I'm good at. So I said fine, I'm a gold medal prospect at the Procrastinator Olympics,so call me next year, or the year after. Then he promised money and got my attention.

Writers are, by and large, not rich people. If I told you that six books, including some translated into French and German, do not earn me enough per year to buy four Pirellis for my 20 year old XJ8, you'll get the picture. Advances? Dream on! I should think full-timers like Nigel Thorley and Paul Skilleter with 40-50 years of published work and editing do OK, but Joe Egg writing for his peers is not in it for the dosh, believe me. Just thought I'd get that out there in case any cynics were thinking this is rampant commercialism. It is, but it is doomed to fail on that score. I made more in a day of medical writing than I expect to make per year out of this little adventure.

Anyway, target is to finish it by this summer and it might be in the shops for next Christmas? Dunno, but something like that I'd imagine. By announcing it here I HAVE to finish it now, so now I've bin and gone and dunnit. It won't be aimed at total beginners but you won't have to be an Angus or Rory either, and remember, even if it's crap you can always use it behind a tyre instead of the handbrake.

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#2 Re: New E-Type book (cont'd)

Post by 1954Etype » Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:24 am

Well done Pete. Can’t wait to buy it!
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#3 Re: New E-Type book (cont'd)

Post by mgcjag » Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:01 am

Nice one Pete....look forward to seeing it....Steve
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#4 Re: New E-Type book (cont'd)

Post by Gfhug » Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:58 am

And Pete, as you’re obviously not in it for the money then we’ll all appreciate the generous discount you’ll be giving to all the people on all the forums you contribute to :bigrin:

Now the genuine response, like the others I shall enjoy reading it, good for you :yellow:

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#5 Re: New E-Type book (cont'd)

Post by malcolm » Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:07 am

Well done Pete, hope the writing goes well. Do you use dictation software? I used "dragon" by Nuance which worked quite well.
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#6 Re: New E-Type book (cont'd)

Post by Nick V12 e type » Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:09 am

Peter good luck with your new project. Assuming it’s e type engine related can we have a few detailed chapters on the V12 which surely is greatest of all Jaguar engines.

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#7 Re: New E-Type book (cont'd)

Post by Durango2k » Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:35 pm

If the text is anywhere near the above, I want one as well...

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#8 Re: New E-Type book (cont'd)

Post by Polse7317 » Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:50 pm

I have not understood all the specific words of your speech Peter but , sure i'll buy your book , so i'll improve my poor English... :salute:
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#9 Re: New E-Type book (cont'd)

Post by H7OB » Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:45 pm

Awesome! Right, you’ve ‘gone viral’ now so you’ve got to do it! Respect for that. Publicly kicking oneself up the ar$e to do something is as difficult as it is brave! Before I read to the end I thought brilliant, I needed a good idea for my birthday list from my long suffering wife, but that can always be next year!

As long as you promise to deliver it with all that wonderful, distinctive and witty prose that I personally enjoy in all your posts! That genre of books needs it!
Best of luck. I’m sure we’ll all be looking forward to it! :thumbsup:
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#10 Re: New E-Type book (cont'd)

Post by tinworm » Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:04 am

I will look forward to it Peter. I hope you will have a few different angles to it rather than - '3.8 seats are no good' ,' lucas electrics are terrible' and' all E-types overheat from the factory' - none of which I have found to be true at all....

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#11 Re: New E-Type book (cont'd)

Post by nefematic » Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:31 am

I‘ll be be happy to buy one, please do finish it. (You could do like Elon and take orders/downpayment)
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#12 Re: New E-Type book (cont'd)

Post by neal herridge » Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:51 pm

Add me to the list , look forward to reading it Peter.
Good luck Neal.

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#13 Re: New E-Type book (cont'd)

Post by Series1 Stu » Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:27 pm

Peter, you may well have inspired me to also write an E Type book.

I think the title will be "1001 Excuses For Not Getting On With It!"

Good luck with it, Peter. I'll buy it and add it to my collection. It'll probably be finished before my car!

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#14 Re: New E-Type book (cont'd)

Post by david.coan » Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:20 am

If your book is half as good a read as the initial post in this thread it will be very good, thanks for brightening my day

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#15 Re: New E-Type book (cont'd)

Post by AshM » Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:37 pm

And it’s another order from me Peter.

Always enjoy your posts. One of the stars of this forum...
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#16 Re: New E-Type book (cont'd)

Post by Mark Gordon » Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:12 pm

Sounds good to me, Pete. I hope it has some nuggets that I haven't already sponged from you for free. :fingerscrossed:
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#17 Re: New E-Type book (cont'd)

Post by PeterCrespin » Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:22 pm

Mark Gordon wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:12 pm
Sounds good to me, Pete. I hope it has some nuggets that I haven't already sponged from you for free. :fingerscrossed:
For free? No way, you have given me lots in return, Mark.

I just hope Veloce don't also pay me in engine stands and old wheels :lol:
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#18 Re: New E-Type book (cont'd)

Post by Richardhealey » Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:25 pm

Durango2k wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:35 pm
If the text is anywhere near the above, I want one as well...

Carsten
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