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♥♥TRIKER12 on May 8, 2009

y friends in Panoramio, it is with heavy heart I bring you news of weeBOOK(let)'s setback. I have ceased negotiations with the publisher as the fee they requested from me was crippling to the extreme.

I now must try and seek another publisher, so...back to square one!

I am truly sorry that this hiccup has stopped the job in it's tracks, I apologise to each and all of you.

Mike

trikermike on May 8, 2009

y friends in Panoramio, it is with heavy heart I bring you news of weeBOOK(let)'s setback. I have ceased negotiations with the publisher as the fee they requested from me was crippling to the extreme.

I now must try and seek another publisher, so...back to square one!

I am truly sorry that this hiccup has stopped the job in it's tracks, I apologise to each and all of you.

Mike

Theolfa on May 8, 2009

So sorry to hear of this snafu, Mike, but don't give up on your weeBOOK and keep trying other publishers. Your panoramigos are with you on this project. Theolfa

trikermike on May 8, 2009

It was only fiscal reasons Theolfa, they wanted 5K plus for the job, with a return of 40% on private sales, 20% on trade. Left nothing for the charity!

Onwards and upwards!

Hows the feet? walking yet?

good weekend to you,

_Mike- xx

trikermike on May 9, 2009

Oh, thank you Mira, everyone who has seen this message feels for me, but no need to worry! sure I am disappointed, but not angry! I was not going to spend that much (even if I had it) to raise money for charity, I would rather give the fee to them direct (if I had it!)

I shan't give up, there must be a publisher out there who can help, I just have to find them!!

Have a lovely weekend,

Mike

joyfotos on May 11, 2009

I was so sorry to read of the fate of the wee booklet. I agree with you re the donation and charity. But please keep looking for options - we were all so looking forward to our copies.

As for the photo above - very well done. You conveyed the mood wonderfully and the text was blended very beautifully. Loved the hat and the different layers of blues.

Will be listening for better news re the wee booklet.

JF

♥♥TRIKER12 on May 12, 2009

I let no grass grow under my foot!

Negotiations are under way, do not worry!

Amelia Royan on May 12, 2009

Oh here it is Mike, I thought you had deleted this one :)

Well it's in my gallery now, I need the hat to keep the sun off my face Bonnie Lad. Keep up the negotiations and good luck.

Ca canny noo, Amelia

trikermike on May 12, 2009

the hat with the tulips is way back, this one is just half a hat!

I am awaiting a switch-on with BT, running on vodaphone stick for now

Mike

you didn't think I would really miss talking to you all, did you?

russianrachel on May 13, 2009

Sad story, but where there's a will there's a way! Keep yer chin up or whatever it is they say! Rachel

russianrachel on May 13, 2009

Ps, why the second site?

trikermike on May 13, 2009

I wanted to try and get away from pushy Women who ask too many questions

Amelia Royan on May 13, 2009

"What or whom are you talking about?" said one of the pushy woman!!

Ca canny Bonnie Lad :)

trikermike on May 13, 2009

'Pushy' is a Mancunian

she calls me 'nutter' too,

I realy must excuse her though (perhaps she's rather 'keen')

especially when she told me

her favourite hair was green! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

How ya gaein Bonnie Lassie, yer new pics are just briliant, so they are!

Mike

My assistive technology was a flop, so I may go for bigger screen, TFT flatscreen TV,HDR when yon lottery comes in! (or perhaps I could become an MP!)

Marilyn Whiteley on May 13, 2009

I'm a bit late catching up on the news. I'm so sorry, Mike, but as a matter of fact I've been worrying about you and this venture. When I looked the publisher on the internet, I did see a review by one person who had been satisfied with their work but who has now moved to another publisher who is much less expensive. Otherwise I saw warnings and complaints, and I was afraid that the price tag was going to be too high. I'm just glad you found out soon enough to get out. My biggest worry was that you'd somehow be committed before learning just how much it would cost, and then you'd have been trapped!

Keep looking and keep those amazing spirits up. There must be a way!

Marilyn

trikermike on May 13, 2009

No problem Marylin

pebbles on beach, fish in sea, publishers wanting my book....very similar!

I am in contact with another, hold on to hope!

great to chat briefly, gotta git the chores done before I climb the wooden hill!

take care, be happy, stay safe

Mike

trikermike on May 13, 2009

right, washing out and on the dryer!

I studied intensively too, i found out similar to you, I sign nothing ask a lt, so when they quoted price, it was no surprise, but could not afford, they'd have my eyes!

Another publisher with a different deal might just get the seal of approval for the deal, perhaps the one I am speaking to now, who knows?

I am patient, do not fret, aint ready to throw cash away yet!

I will let you all know in good time, no worries!

I am back online now, intending to catch up with your site in due time, hopefully before weekend! but assistive technology was no good, perhaps will consider a bigger screen / hdtv/ 28inch flatscreen tv/ monitor allin one (GOOGLE cannot find one of that description!)

hope you keep smiling at my ramblings, off to wash up the dishes, then climb the stairs

nitey nite to you

Mi9ke

MaryKnapp on May 14, 2009

Oh Mike this is a brief setback, I hope. Your WeeBook will surely see the light of day...

Not sure what you're looking for, or needing, but when I was in Tokyo working on a publication I hooked the laptop to the TV monitor with a USB cable. My HDTV here has a port, not that I've ever used it....wouldn't the panophotos look wonderful on the big screen? I think most of them have USB ports now.

And....I love the composition, the blues, and most of all the hat...yes, I'm partial to a gent in a hat.

Greetings from Miami,

Mary

trikermike on May 15, 2009

No need to panic, no need to fret

there's more than one publisher, and I aint done just yet!!

In negotiations with another right now, but it will remain a secret, until you all get the ordering info! I intend to get printed in the book the contact for Panoramio, so you guys and Gals can all be contacted by whosoever wishes to , my original intention to spread the word and perhaps get some of you an extra income? who knows?

hope you are going to enjoy the forthcoming weekend, we are having heavy rain showers for a couple of days, I will catch up on the paperwork!!

Lotsa regards and best wishes, thanks for the contact, it's always important to me.

Mike x

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