All of the pre-publication orders of “Mouldings in Practice” have been packaged and labeled – they will all be in the mail stream by lunchtime.
The photo above shows about one-third of what we boxed up on Monday. The other two-thirds are in the truck or already with the U.S. Postal System.
I think you’ll enjoy Matt Bickford’s book, which I can recite almost by heart by now. While the information is golden, we’re also happy with the printing and binding, which was done in Michigan.
Several readers have asked for details on where this book will be available for sale, plus the electronic edition and the leather-bound versions. So here’s a quick update.
1. Stockists: “Mouldings in Practice” will be carried by Lee Valley Tools, Lie-Nielsen Toolworks and Tools for Working Wood in North America. In the United Kingdom, Axminster and Classic Hand Tools have agreed to carry it. Please note that whether or not a retailer carries a particular title is a decision made by the retailer – not us. If you would like your retailer to carry the book, let them know.
2. Digital Versions: We are converting “Mouldings in Practice” to both ePub and Kindle versions. I do not know when they will be ready, however. When they are ready, they will be available to international customers and will be DRM-free, of course.
3. Corinthian Leather: There will be a leather-bound version of the book for sale. I’m taking the unbound book blocks to the bindery today. Once we settle on the details we will put the book up for sale in the store. It will be first-come, first-serve. There is no waiting list or special VIP list or list of people who have bribed us with beer and saucy photos. But perhaps there should be. No, no. Scratch that. There is no list.
4. Signed Editions? These books are not signed by Matthew Sheldon Bickford. If you want one signed by him, I highly recommend you take one of his classes or catch up with him at one of the Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Events.
— Christopher Schwarz