Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

19 Jul 2010

Hard copy release date

Just wondering if a firm release date has been set for the print copy yet.

Posted by: Phil on 19 Jul 2010

15 replies , Last at 27 Jul 2010, 4:45pm by Deelron

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Re: Hard copy release date
by csatte1 :: Mon, 07/19/2010 - 11:49am

I was wondering the same thing. I cant get into that PDF stuff, id rather have a hard copy but the site keeps saying around the 20th. I e-mailed Aaron, but have been having trouble opening up my mail.

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Re: Hard copy release date
by Bill Barnwell :: Mon, 07/19/2010 - 12:23pm

No firm release date, although it's not going to be the 20th. We submitted the book to the printer; at this point, it's up to them.

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Re: Hard copy release date
by Anony-mouse (not verified) :: Tue, 07/20/2010 - 10:14am

But will it be available sometime this week? I'll be gone on a three-week vacation in a week and was hoping to get it before I left.

Thanks.

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Re: Hard copy release date
by James-London :: Tue, 07/20/2010 - 8:51am

Hi Bill,

For your overseas readers, FOA will be available through Amazon?

Ta

Phil Simms is a Cretin.

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Re: Hard copy release date
by nada (not verified) :: Tue, 07/20/2010 - 11:50am

You may want to update the page that says it will be available to order around the 20th with the info you put on this page.

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Re: Hard copy release date
by csatte1 :: Wed, 07/21/2010 - 1:55am

I am excited about this book. I am just antsy because I want to read it before the first regular season game, Im hoping it will be ready on the 22nd. I need my football outsiders almanac!

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Re: Hard copy release date
by csatte1 :: Wed, 07/21/2010 - 1:55am

I am excited about this book. I am just antsy because I want to read it before the first regular season game, Im hoping it will be ready on the 22nd. I need my football outsiders almanac!

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Re: Hard copy release date
by Aaron Schatz :: Wed, 07/21/2010 - 1:09pm

The hard copy is now available through Createspace: https://www.createspace.com/3465898

It should be up on Amazon in about a week. Please remember that we make more money if you either a) buy through Createspace or b) click through to Amazon with a link on our site. However, I understand that some U.S. readers might prefer to use Amazon instead of Createspace so they can get the Super-Saver Shipping.

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Re: Hard copy release date
by Never 4get Brent :: Wed, 07/21/2010 - 1:40pm

Thanks for the update. I was pleased to see I could finally order (on Createspace)... until they calculated my shipping options. For $4.95 shipping I can have the book in my hands by 8/11. For $10 I can have it by 8/05. Just $20 to have by 7/28. Hmmm. How much time before my draft date again?

Suddenly the price difference vs. the PDF is the size of Jerry Jones' ego. I suspect many devoted FFO followers like myself are agonizing over the hope that the almanac will truly be available from Amazon "in about a week" while the rational part of our brains counters with observations regarding the frequency of previously unmet deadlines. Unfortunately, I can't take decent notes in the PDF margins, or carress its electronic pages.

Why couldn't your product be less wonderful in every other respect? Then I could walk away. It's like the girl who knows she's the hottest thing in the building.

Curse you FFO! No, wait...forget I said that. Let me make it up to you. I can change!

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Re: Hard copy release date
by Vince Verhei :: Wed, 07/21/2010 - 2:43pm

Everyone I've talked to who ordered it from CreateSpace last year got it much faster than they expected. I used the slowest shipping option last year (which I believe was three weeks) and got my books in four or five days.

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Re: Hard copy release date
by sandmn (not verified) :: Thu, 07/22/2010 - 10:18am

Any word on when it will be available on brick and mortar bookstore shelves (Barnes and Noble / Borders)?

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Re: Hard copy release date
by Aaron Schatz :: Thu, 07/22/2010 - 2:38pm

Because we self-publish, the book is not going to be available in standard bookstores unless they specifically order it from Createspace. You need to purchase it online.

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Re: Hard copy release date
by shearnpool@hotm... :: Mon, 07/26/2010 - 8:32pm

I ordered from CreateSpace on Wednesday 7/21 with the cheapest shipping (3 weeks) and received it today -- five days later. Talk about underpromise and overdeliver. Glad I didn't pay $30 for Express.

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Re: Hard copy release date
by Key19 :: Mon, 07/26/2010 - 9:49pm

Yeah, I experienced a similar situation this year. Just like last year.

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Re: Hard copy release date
by Deelron :: Tue, 07/27/2010 - 4:45pm

Yep same here, about a week after ordering, same as last year.

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