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Sperrgebiet Book by Malcolm Bertoni!
« on: March 06, 2012, 08:25:04 AM »
Ex Oranjemunder , Malcolm Bertoni has been at it again..... He has written yet another book , this time covering the vast expanse known as the Sperrgebiet.  The book is being finalised at the printers and should be available at the end of the month.

I will post the names of the outlets that shall be stocking it once they have received their stocks....

I have it on good authority that this book has a number of stunning photographs, well worth the read...

The book is a hardcover , with 140 pages and 70 photographs and will retail around the R300 mark.

It's a hardcover book with 140 pages and  70 colour photos.

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Re: Sperrgebiet Book by Malcolm Bertoni!
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2012, 12:47:01 PM »
Any chance of and iPad version for pay and download?

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Re: Sperrgebiet Book by Malcolm Bertoni!
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2012, 12:58:14 PM »
I shall leave that one to Malcolm,

Oranjemund Spar will be stocking the book once it is available from the printers....

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Re: Sperrgebiet Book by Malcolm Bertoni!
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2012, 04:38:29 PM »
I Second Mike's comment's - going to be great

A joint selection of over 1000 photo's to select from can't wait to see which one's made the book
 

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Re: Sperrgebiet Book by Malcolm Bertoni!
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2012, 08:09:21 AM »
Going to be available in Australia?

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Re: Sperrgebiet Book by Malcolm Bertoni!
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2012, 11:57:24 AM »
Ironically, Malcolm lives in Tasmania..... drop him a line....

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Re: Sperrgebiet Book by Malcolm Bertoni!
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2012, 08:33:26 PM »
any news re Malcolms book ?

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Re: Sperrgebiet Book by Malcolm Bertoni!
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2012, 04:45:15 AM »
Hi

The book should be finished printing this week. 

Mike is kindly going to collect some in Cape Town and hopefully within a few weeks have them in the store.

I will get some sent to me in australia and so should be able to supply the local mob here.

I'm hoping to get an ebook done, but its a complicated format as there are 75 photos, maps, text boxes and columns that have to be converted to ebook format.

I'll keep everyone posted.

Cheers

Malcolm

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Re: Sperrgebiet Book by Malcolm Bertoni!
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2012, 04:16:32 PM »
Great stuff Malcolm

Can't wait to add this to my collection, hopefully you will autograph my book like the others
Keep well

by the way Lientjie, Sinead and myself, going on a round trip like our last trip I want to book into the Fish River Canyon Roadhouse for one night

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Re: Sperrgebiet Book by Malcolm Bertoni!
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2012, 05:25:43 PM »
What is the news re Malcolms book ?

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Re: Sperrgebiet Book by Malcolm Bertoni!
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2012, 06:41:32 PM »
Oranjemund Spar has just received there 1st order vie the Alfie transport network.... retailing at Spar for R299.00 as of Tuesday the 15th May 2012.... Not bad for a hardcover and I must say, it's looking good.......

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Re: Sperrgebiet Book by Malcolm Bertoni!
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2012, 08:58:38 PM »
thanks , but where can I buy it : exclusive books . CUM . Forgathey ' s or perhaps CNA  ???

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Re: Sperrgebiet Book by Malcolm Bertoni!
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2012, 02:02:15 AM »
Hi all

The book is a bit of a saga. 

I couldn't get any publisher interested to publish the book so I self-published in Cape Town and paid for all the costs myself.  This meant that I did the layout, design, fonts, structure, colours, covers, paper choices, etc, all myself.  I also took about 60 of the photos in the book and got contributions from other as acknowledged. I think it has come out rather good and now that I finally have a hard copy here in Aus, I've only spotted a few small spelling errors (so far).  Any issues with the book can be laid squarely with me. Having said that I think the printers did a great job.

What this has meant is that I have to do all the distribution and marketing myself. I have the books stored with a friend in CT who is doing the distribution for me.
I have asked Mike to advertise the book on the forum and he has kindly done this for me.

Retailers that are stocking the books are Clarkes Bookshop in Long Street CT, and Afrikana Books in Mill Street CT.  Springbok Cafe in Springbok also has stock, and of course Spar in Oranjemund.

Windhoecher Buchhandlung and Demasius Publications in Windhoek will be distributing the book in Windhoek and will have the stock in about 10 days.
The SA Library Association are also going to stock the book.

The recommended retail price is around $N299/R299 which is a pretty good price.

I am also attempting to get an article published in Getaway and and Africa Geographic magazines as away of marketing the book.

If you ask me why I did the book, its probably because I wanted to, which is a good enough reason for me.

I don't have any distribution here in Aus as there is little interest in African books here.  I will get some sent over, but in no hurry as the costs are horrendous.

Cheers

Malcolm

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Re: Sperrgebiet Book by Malcolm Bertoni!
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2012, 08:20:28 PM »
thank you for letting us know. I will get a friend in CT [strand ] to buy and post the book to me .

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Re: Sperrgebiet Book by Malcolm Bertoni!
« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2012, 07:43:16 PM »
Eventually. It was more than saddling a horse and ride accros the sperrgebiet. But I got my copy. thanks to a friend who stays in Strand .
Thanks Malcolm