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« on: December 19, 2011, 01:08:31 PM »

Gents,
I wanted this book for long time. I bought it few weeks ago when Guy generously offered free shipping until end of December. In my oppinion the book worth every penny. No matter what is you level of expertise you will find interesting and important procedures for engine tuning. Just wanted to let you know that you can get fantastic Christmas gift. For you for the most part that is!! More details on Guy Croft Race Engines web site. Marry Christmas and Happy Holidays.
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« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2011, 02:51:07 PM »

Hii Bo i bought one these years ago when they were much cheaper Grin and at half price brand new sealed RP ?38.00 back when i got mine was ?19.00  Wink i wrote in it to for my engine modification  Smiley its unbelievable how much they are selling for today !!!
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« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2011, 03:13:19 PM »

A must for any Twin cam Fiat fans, a wealth of information and loads of lovely glossy photos.
Go on buy one 'You know you want to'
Steve
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Steve Parrish owner of:  1977 131 4 door, 1934 Citroen Rosalie, 2017 Vauxhall Corsa.
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« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2011, 07:27:20 AM »

Mark, I though that the book was bit expensive until I learned that it is self published. That fact changed my attitude towards the book and the author. In general self publishing is losing proposition for the author for most of the time. Furthermore it is done by author for niche market with intention to share and preserve knowledge on subject. I belive this is best self published book I've ever encounter. In addition I belive this is one of the best technical book published overall. Kudoz to author for attention to detail and completeness. On another hand - publishing through pubishing firms is always done on simple principles of high volume sales and agressive and expensive advertisment that is targeting more less general population. Even than it may become losing proposition for author since after publishing and advertising cost author may expect return of U$1-2 per unit sold. Which means that for each 100,000 copies sold author may generate U$100-200K. Not many books hit 100,000 mark these days. Back to Guy and selfpublishing - I belive that book is give away since for 500 copies sold author may earn some profit. But if he devides that profit with number of hours spend in writing and preparing book he will figure that his hourly rate for the book project is bellow allowable minimum wage. May be even for China. I'm not writing these lines for sake of argument. I feel obligated to share my view on subject since I started the post. I hope I'm not offending any members and guests including author with my views and reasoning.  Also, I hope my views, reasoning and honesty is appreciated. In conclusion - if I have knowledge that Guy has I would not self publish book since it seems too much work for too little monetary and non-monetary return. Guy must be better person and stewart of motorsports than me since he must be finding joy and satisfaction in sharing and preserving his knowledge on the subject that is so dear to many of us. In my opinion that is motorsports philathropy.
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