Goto Chockstone Home

  Guide
  Gallery
  Tech Tips
  Articles
  Reviews
  Dictionary
  Links
  Forum
  Search
  About

      Sponsored By
      ROCK
   HARDWARE

  Shop

Black Diamond: Super Chute Rope Bag. Volume 25 litres. Single adjustable shoulder strap. Rope tarp dimensions: 146 X 126cm. 400d nylon. Assorted colours. (Holds up to 80M Rope)  $49.00
30% Off

Chockstone Photography Australian Landscape Photography by Michael Boniwell
Australian Landscape Prints





Chockstone Forum - Gear Lust / Lost & Found

Rave About Your Rack Please do not post retail SPAM.

 Page 1 of 6. Messages 1 to 20 | 21 to 40 | 41 to 60 | 61 to 80 | 81 to 100 | 101 to 119
Author
Arapiles guidebook delayed available.
simey
29/07/2008
3:41:28 PM
The Arapiles guidebook was due to be released this week but unfortunately it will be delayed for a couple of weeks due to a hiccup at the printers. The covers were all printed, folded and ready to be fixed to the rest of the book, but were discovered to be slightly undersized to wrap properly around the book. Therefore the cover needs to be resized and then printed all again.

Therefore it will be approximately another fortnight before the guidebook is available.

There were vague plans for a soiree in Natimuk this Friday to celebrate the guide's arrival, but they have obviously been put on hold. I'll put a notice on Chockstone if we do decide to have any sort of book launch.
citationx
29/07/2008
4:07:18 PM
can pre-bookings for the book be made?
(how much is it going to be?)
-s-
simey
29/07/2008
4:19:37 PM
Yes, you can order the book for $50 (as opposed to RRP of $60) up until Sunday, 10th August from Open Spaces Publishing at www.osp.com.au

If we have a launch, you will be able to buy it at that price too.



Eduardo Slabofvic
29/07/2008
5:38:28 PM
They didn't need to put the perforated edge on the cover
simey
29/07/2008
8:32:24 PM
On 29/07/2008 Eduardo Slabofvic wrote:
>They didn't need to put the perforated edge on the cover

As it stands, it will already be the most expensive toilet paper that you have ever used Eduardo.

mousey
30/07/2008
3:40:31 PM
this is a joke isnt it?
if you really are bringing the guidebook out, put me down for a copy. ill pay you if i get the book (& i'm able to open it without any coloured 'you got served' collapsilble eels jumping out at me)

Sabu
Online Now
30/07/2008
4:27:12 PM
Wait, this question HAS to be asked: Does this fabled guidebook even exist???

Eduardo Slabofvic
30/07/2008
4:59:43 PM
On 30/07/2008 Sabu wrote:
>Wait, this question HAS to be asked: Does this fabled guidebook even exist???

In the words of the great, wise, Yoda, "Sucked in, you have been".
Roamer
30/07/2008
9:01:24 PM
On 29/07/2008 simey wrote:
>Yes, you can order the book for $50 (as opposed to RRP of $60) up until
>Sunday, 10th August from Open Spaces Publishing at www.osp.com.au
>
>If we have a launch, you will be able to buy it at that price too.
>

Why does the website say the pre-order is only open until August 3rd?
simey
30/07/2008
11:32:44 PM
On 30/07/2008 Roamer wrote:
>Why does the website say the pre-order is only open until August 3rd?

That was going to be the date before the latest delay at the printers. If you look further into the website, you will see the date of August 10th. Glenn must have missed making a correction on the opening page.
k
1/08/2008
10:31:01 AM
On 30/07/2008 simey wrote:
>Glenn must have missed making a correction on the opening page.

Either that, or Katherine, who makes changes to the website on Glenn's behalf wasn't in this week, and the date will be changed when she gets back to work next Wednesday.

You can place pre-orders for the book through the website now and it will be sent out to you as soon as they arrive back from the printers.


gtempest
1/08/2008
10:41:15 AM
Just for the record I didn't technically miss correcting the opening page. That's part of the site that I have no control over. Katherine is the Dreamweaver genius and she's banned me from going anywhere near it. ('touch it and you WILL die a horrible death') And if you are wondering why she doesn't just fix the problem...she's at home sick in bed. There is a red cross painted on her door and a guy out the front shouting 'throw out your dead'. I'm not going anywhere near her. She probably got sick from all the stress over finishing the Arapiles guide. I don't blame her. Suicide was beginning to look like a holiday.

The reason the Araps guide is delayed (again) is that the printer stuffed up the cover dimensions by not taking into consideration just how thick the glues and stitching on the spine would be. Unlike some all-singing all-dancing guides this one is stitch bound. If we had it burst bound (cheaper, nastier and quicker), yes it would be out by now but it wouldn't have lasted 5 minutes. We figure that if you are paying almost $60 for a guide you don't want to be chasing loose pages around the foot of Castle Crag. And you want to be able to still flick through it in your old age when all you have is your memories. If you no longer have your memories then at least you'll be able to wonder where the hell this remarkably intact rockclimbing guide came from.

The Arapiles Selected Climbs guide will be out in about two weeks. If you ordered the book off the Open Spaces web site (at the special cheap pre-release price) then I apologise for the delay. It will be worth the wait. If it isn't....then you know where Simey lives. If you don't... I'll gladly pass on his address to you. And he will be there for a while. I can't see him using his proceeds to retire to the French Riviera any time soon.

The price on the Open Spaces site (osp.com.au) will remain at $49.95 until Sunday 10 August. After that it will be at it's RRP of $59.95.

Glenn

Sabu
Online Now
1/08/2008
11:13:03 AM
On 1/08/2008 gtempest wrote:
> If it isn't....then you know where Simey lives. If you don't... I'll
>gladly pass on his address to you. And he will be there for a while. I
>can't see him using his proceeds to retire to the French Riviera any time
>soon.
Hahaha team effort until something goes wrong... then its simey's fault, flawless plan!
brendan
2/08/2008
10:56:03 AM
forgive me for my ignorance if i am wrong, but if i buy the book over the internet now for $49.95 plus the $10 postage that your website quotes, i end up paying $59.95 for it anyway? but if i wait for a couple of weeks i can walk in to my local shop and buy it for the same price, minus what ever discount i can get from them

kezza
2/08/2008
11:27:21 AM
Brendan it's not only open spaces that are taking pre-release orders.
It may be hard pressed to find a spare copy in a shop during release week.
Where ever you want to walk in and buy it I would recommend pre-ordering your copy too.
brendan
2/08/2008
3:51:26 PM
it doesnt matter i proberably wont head down to araps until next year anyway

IdratherbeclimbingM9
2/08/2008
8:03:57 PM
brendan wrote
>$49.95 plus the $10 postage

It is $49.95 + $4.65 postage from OSP (for a limited time).

ajfclark
2/08/2008
11:18:12 PM
On 2/08/2008 IdratherbeclimbingM9 wrote:
>It is $49.95 + $4.65 postage from OSP (for a limited time).

And cheaper if you order other books as well I'd imagine (except Grampians Selected Climbs which according to the website weighs 400kg).
brendan
3/08/2008
10:05:03 AM
On 2/08/2008 IdratherbeclimbingM9 wrote:
>brendan wrote
>>$49.95 plus the $10 postage
>
>It is $49.95 + $4.65 postage from OSP (for a limited time)

the website quoted me $10 to canberra??

Mike Graham
5/08/2008
11:50:45 AM
Glenn,

I hope I can trouble you guys to sign the preordered book I have coming!


Cheers!

 Page 1 of 6. Messages 1 to 20 | 21 to 40 | 41 to 60 | 61 to 80 | 81 to 100 | 101 to 119
There are 119 messages in this topic.

 

Home | Guide | Gallery | Tech Tips | Articles | Reviews | Dictionary | Forum | Links | About | Search
Chockstone Photography | Landscape Photography Australia | Australian Landscape Photography

Please read the full disclaimer before using any information contained on these pages.



Australian Panoramic | Australian Coast | Australian Mountains | Australian Countryside | Australian Waterfalls | Australian Lakes | Australian Cities | Australian Macro | Australian Wildlife
Landscape Photo | Landscape Photography | Landscape Photography Australia | Fine Art Photography | Wilderness Photography | Nature Photo | Australian Landscape Photo | Stock Photography Australia | Landscape Photos | Panoramic Photos | Panoramic Photography Australia | Australian Landscape Photography | Mothers Day Gifts | Gifts for Mothers Day | Mothers Day Gift Ideas | Ideas for Mothers Day | Wedding Gift Ideas | Christmas Gift Ideas | Fathers Day Gifts | Gifts for Fathers Day | Fathers Day Gift Ideas | Ideas for Fathers Day | Landscape Prints | Landscape Poster | Limited Edition Prints | Panoramic Photo | Buy Posters | Poster Prints