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The Sinclair C5 Story - My new book :)
« on: 28, July, 2013 - 02:08:49 »
Well, finished the book and I'm quite impressed at the result! 101 pages with loads of photos and documents etc. It's an e-book so only available online, and at the moment I've only put it on the Kindle.

Does anyone have any other dreaded sites they'd like it on? I'm considering Nook at the moment. Oh, the price is £3.04, which for the amount of typing I did I think is quite good lol!

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« Reply #1 on: 28, July, 2013 - 12:19:46 »
Best £3.04 I have spent today.
Makes good reading.

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Re: The Sinclair C5 Story - My new book :)
« Reply #2 on: 28, July, 2013 - 18:19:28 »
Would it be possible to stick this on iTunes to download to an iPhone and iPad?


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Re: The Sinclair C5 Story - My new book :)
« Reply #3 on: 28, July, 2013 - 18:41:35 »
Just use the Kindle app available in the App Store!

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Re: The Sinclair C5 Story - My new book :)
« Reply #4 on: 28, July, 2013 - 21:27:31 »
Thanks for the comments  :D

I've been playing around with the Nook tonight, the Kindle was actually fairly easy. The problem I'm getting with the Nook (and I think it could be the same with the iPad) is that when I'm trying to fill out my payment details it's asking for my tax number. I've tried researching this, and most forums are saying that it's because it's an American based company that has to pay American taxes, so the IRS make them find out people's social security/tax numbers in order to bill them!

That's all well and good for American people, but doesn't help me! One Australian guy said in a forum that it's possible to get an international number but it's a long form and takes 8 to 10 weeks to process! So, the Nook's on hold for the time being.

The iPad, I'll give that a try tomorrow but I've got a feeling it'll be the same thing. Can you get a Kindle app for iPad?

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Re: The Sinclair C5 Story - My new book :)
« Reply #5 on: 28, July, 2013 - 22:39:41 »
I'm hopping to read this. Should be an intresting read  ::) ???

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Re: The Sinclair C5 Story - My new book :)
« Reply #6 on: 28, July, 2013 - 22:46:43 »
It's a pretty good 'history'... it tells you all about how they designed it and made it. Also I'd be interested in knowing if anyone thinks of any more sections of chapters that could be added...!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Sinclair-C5-Story-ebook/dp/B00E6EHITM/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1375047286&sr=1-1&keywords=sinclair+c5

Oh, by the way Karl, lots of mentions of C5Alive in it too  ;)

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« Reply #7 on: 29, July, 2013 - 09:17:50 »
Hi Dan
I read mine on my IPad, you can get a free app for this, and if you buy from Amazon then it prompts you if you don't have the app already loaded, you can then download the app at the same time.
Great reading.
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Mick

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« Reply #8 on: 29, July, 2013 - 10:59:16 »
I'll give that a go Mick. You really need to make an audiobook version Danny, would save me the effort of having to read it ;)

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« Reply #9 on: 29, July, 2013 - 11:45:38 »

Oh, by the way Karl, lots of mentions of C5Alive in it too  ;)

Nice one  8)

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Re: The Sinclair C5 Story - My new book :)
« Reply #10 on: 29, July, 2013 - 11:51:43 »
I'll give that a go Mick. You really need to make an audiobook version Danny, would save me the effort of having to read it ;)

Well I've submitted it to a couple of publishers but I can't see it ever ending up as more than an Ebook, but who knows  ;D

I'm formatting it for Kobo at the moment. I'm not intending to make my fortune out of this, but at least now there's a history out there lol!

That's really interesting Mick, that should save me doing the whole US tax thing lol  ::)

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« Reply #11 on: 03, September, 2013 - 14:46:18 »
I'm formatting it for Kobo at the moment. I'm not intending to make my fortune out of this, but at least now there's a history out there lol!

Any news on a generic epub/pdf version?  Would love to buy a copy for my non-kindle ebook reader or if not to read on desktop.

Pat

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« Reply #12 on: 03, September, 2013 - 16:36:35 »
I'm enjoying the book. Just wish the kindle had a better zoom so I could read the Sinclair documents. Good Job Danny

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Re: The Sinclair C5 Story - My new book :)
« Reply #13 on: 03, September, 2013 - 18:21:32 »
Thanks for the praise! Images are a problem with Kindle books as no matter what size I use in the original, Amazon reformatted for their own page size...

I can certainly look into doing other versions, pdf would be fairly easy or I can just zip the Windows file, but the reason I haven't released it on other platforms is because they require a US tax code as they're US based but I'll look into it :)