In between cutting dovetails and teaching 10 students to cut dovetails for a tool chest, Megan Fitzpatrick and I are making the final changes to the proof of the trade edition of “To Make as Perfectly as Possible: Roubo on Marquetry.”
The book goes to the printer on Friday so it will be ready for Woodworking in America in October.
Thanks to some competitive pricing from our printer, we are happy to announce that the trade edition will cost $40 plus shipping instead of $60.
The book will be printed in the United States using all the same details that are typical to our books – cloth-covered boards, Smythe-sewn spine and so forth. The book will measure 8-1/2” x 11” and be 264 pages long.
We will have an introductory offer – free domestic shipping – on the book that will be announced here in the next week or so when we put the book up in the Lost Art Press store.
International customers will be able to buy the book through our network of international retailers.
I would like to write more, but we still have more than 100 pages to check.
— Christopher Schwarz
16 thoughts on “Price Cut for the Trade Edition of our Roubo Translation”
Does this mean the trade edition will be available before the deluxe edition?
Nevermind. Answered my own question.
We do not know. Once we send it to the printer, they call the shots.
Both will be available at WIA.
So where and how do we pre-order?
Excellent. How long with the introductory offer last?
Usually 30 days. Until the book ships.
I’ll take one, with postage to the New Holland penal colony.
Thanks for passing on the savings when you can. It will make this available to a lot more of us now!
Congrats on the good news! I have a few questions… How many volumes will there end up being? Does the first volume include plate 11 and the bench building? Does the trade edition include the illustrations and photos? These questions may have been answered previously somewhere but I have not been able to find them… Big thanks for all your hard work and the wealth of knowledge you share with us!
alright, I will admit i may be slightly miffed if the folks who put up the big bucks many months in advance get scooped by those who held back on supporting this endeavor to buy the cheap version. But I know I will get over it the day the deluxe edition arrives at my door. In a custom packing case a la the joiner and cabinetmaker…
So that will be one Deluxe and a couple of ‘Trade’ copies (one as a spare/reader copy and I will probably donate one to a local library) – looks like cousin Rob will be getting some more orders from me.
Burbs why would you be Miffed? (nice word choice, lol) I wish I had the $bones for the deluxe, i think its a great value…But in the end aren’t we all supporting the cause?
+1 on everything.
I merely aknowledged the possibility, soon to be wiped out by the arrival of the DLX Roubo! I gambled on getting it sooner, as was origionally advertized. I thought it was a pretty gentle poke with a rather dull stick, more aimed to tickle than impale. LAP gets my vote with my $$ on a regular basis.
Sidenote: I thought that was some kind of cool rabbet plane prototype in the background… for just a second. Although it could be a new one-handed model.
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