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Web site and free on-line book

Posted: March 29th, 2021, 4:27 pm
by firstfold
About 6 years ago, I attempted to put together a book about folding rectangles for publication. I completed about 6 chapters and after reviewing the results decided that it just was not working and that I really did not want to sell a book as a product. Part of the problem was that I really needed an editor that could go over the content and suggest improvement. The other problem is that I did not want to take responsibility for a product that people had to pay money for.
I recently reviewed my attempt and decided that it could be a good addition if it were offered free of charge on line where people could make suggestions for improvement and I could make changes as I received valid suggestions. Please realize that I am a self-taught typist who suffers from Dyslexia and sometimes just do not see my mistakes.
The first chapter of the book is available on the following website:
• Click on the top right selection “to Greater Lengths”.

Feel free to offer constructive criticism but keep your comments positive. I will give recognition to those contribute if desired by the person making the contribution. However, this is a free project so do not expect monetary reimbursement. Make you comments either to my face book page or here on the forum. I may be adding an E-Mail or comment section to the website but at the present time none is present.
I will be adding new chapters on a monthly basis.

Re: Web site and free on-line book

Posted: March 29th, 2021, 4:53 pm
by firstfold
Here is the video mentioned in the first chapter of this book. It is available free from YouTube.

The is NO publically available CD for this book.

Re: Web site and free on-line book

Posted: March 30th, 2021, 12:45 pm
by Gerardo
That sounds really cool Charles! Congratulations on your book project, and thank you for sharing the first chapter. It seems interesting... I wish I had the time to check it out, but I don't :(

I know the book is about origami, but is it about something in particular?

See you on Saturday!

Re: Web site and free on-line book

Posted: March 30th, 2021, 3:57 pm
by steingar
Doc, I'm just assembling book number 3. Got all the primary diagramming done a week ago, now photographing and assembling photo pages. My photos suck, but they'r'e going to have to do the job. Biggest challenge is my plan to self publish this one. I went with a publisher for my first two, but I've decided to go it alone. The time is right. It's your work, you don't need an editor or anyone else. I take it back, I could use someone to go through the diagrams and proofread them. Very, very hard to do. Keeping it under 120 pages is going to be tough.

My thinking is simple. If it isn't any good no one will buy it. I doubt that though, I've sold a lot of books.