SHFC Update – EU and Springforelle

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A note for those in the EU who are signed up for a “standard” (meaning not an artist’s proof) copy of Single-Handed Fly Casting. There is a shop that will be carrying a special run of the book:

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This is Peer Doering-Arjes shop and Peer contacted me waaay back when I first started this project and asked to order a small heap of copies. We are still working out final quantities and logistics, but one way or another Springforelle will have at least 50 copies of the book (UPDATE: 100).

If you want a book, contact Springforelle and let Peer know.

And…If you signed up on *my* personal list and do decide to order from Springforelle, let me know so I can open up your slot again. Thanks!

SHFC Update – August 25

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I am working through vectorizing all the illustrations for the book right now (that means turning hand-drawn scans into Adobe Illustrator EPS files). Hoping to have them finished, or mostly so, by the first week of September. Then hoping to have layout complete and PDFs set up for press by the 22nd. Things are going smoothly, so I foresee little further delay.

On another note, both via email and on Facebook, I have been getting a number questions from friends about fly-shop/bookstore availability of Single-Handed Fly Casting. There won’t be any. I am printing 1,001 copies, plus 50 (now sold-out) artist’s proofs, period. There will also be few review/overrun copies, as is typical. The book won’t be in shops (with a single, limited exception in Europe), and there won’t be a non-signed/numbered run after the 1,001. There will indeed be other casting book projects after this one, but when the 1,001 are gone, that’s it.

For those interested, standard book cost is $55 (USD). Shipping cost for a single copy is a follows: $6 for the USA, $36 to Canada, and, gulp, $50 for the rest of world. Those last two numbers may seem crazy, but are about as good as it gets for a book weighing about 3 1/2 pounds all said and done.

SHFC Update – August 1

Single-Handed Fly Casting has gone through some big updates and I wanted to share a few quick notes here.

First, the book has migrated to a vertical orientation (8.5 x 11 inches). This was done after a recent printing quote for an oblong orientation showed a marked cost increase. Book still looks good to my eye and everything has transitioned nicely.

Second, all the illustrations are scanned and I am processing them now. The first three chapters are totally finished, which is great to see. I’m likely going to finalize the D-Loop Group chapter next since a couple of reviewers want to look at it.

Third, shipping costs outside the U.S. have gotten a little nutty (shipping inside the U.S. is quite reasonable). The book will weigh over 3 pounds once it’s all together and then add the box it comes in to that tally. That makes it extra special to ship, like $36 (or so) to Canada and $50 (or so) for the rest of the world. Not much I can really do about it, either. Costs have jumped considerably since the last copies of Nature of Fly Casting were shipped, and I fully understand if some readers who signed up for a pre-pre-order aren’t too interested anymore. It is what it is, but I hope that many readers will still find enough value in the limited-edition text to stay on board.

More updates soon…