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Alan
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My co-author Richard McGinlay has been interviewed for the Official Ian Hendry Website:

http://ianhendry.com/the-avengers-tv-series-1-1961-with-umbrella-scotch-and-cigarettes/
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got my copy delivered to my desk 30 hours after I ordered it!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2014 3:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do let us know what you think, Piers! Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

100 buyer and a special interview with Alan Hayes for fans of the series: Very Happy

Do not miss it!

http://steedumbrella.ru/interview_2014_original_Alan_Hayes.html

The purpose of the conversation was to consider the important aspects about the book, ask many questions of interest to potential customers. Turned out very interesting stuff, that opens a whole new section on the site Steedumbrella, "Interview".

It is completely posted in English. Razz Among other things, you will find a unique material that Alan specially prepared for this interview page.

I wish you a pleasant journey into the world of a new book by Alan and Richard, With Umbrella, Scotch and Cigarettes Wink

Denis Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My hardback copy arrived today. Smile I've only had a chance to flick through it so far, but it looks really good. Can't wait to read it in more detail, (particularly the section with synopsis of the two unmade story outlines).
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, the hardcovers all seem to have arrived today! Lulu have done a fine job getting the paperbacks to people quickly, but their hardcover lead time seems to have increased. Mildly frustrating.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I only got back from a work trip last night so I'm very happy the book arrived as I will be able to give it a proper seeing-to over the next few days that I have off!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 6:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks to Denis for interviewing me for the excellent Steedumbrella website.

http://steedumbrella.ru/interview_2014_original_Alan_Hayes.html
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2014 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Having reached page 100, I can report that Iím thoroughly enjoying reading about the history of The Avengers in With Umbrella Scotch and Cigarettes, initially with the impressive research that has been carried out to assemble the setting up chapter. Iíve now progressed into the first season episode by episode breakdown and Iím learning more and more about the production aspects of the Ďlostí season of the series. I love the layout and design aspects of this volume which presents a uniformed approach to each episodic production, complete with additional information under standard headings such as Production Brief, Matters Arising and Mentioned in Dispatches. If you want knowledge regarding the origins of The Avengers, then this is the book for you.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad you're enjoying the book, Mike!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2014 3:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The paperback version of the book is now available from Amazon:

http://bookShow.me/1326000160

The Strange Case of the Missing Episodes is also now listed on Amazon (paperback).

Any and all reviews welcomed! Smile

A little reading material to whet the appetites: http://www.sci-fi-online.com/00_features/14-10-07_avengers-scifi.html
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 3:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Read an excerpt of 'With Umbrella, Scotch and Cigarettes' by Richard McGinlay and Alan Hayes care of the excellent Transdiffusion website.

http://www.transdiffusion.org/2014/10/13/with-umbrella-scotch-and-cigarettes

Save 25% on the book at Lulu with discount code EATYOUREGGS (expires Wednesday at midnight).
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great review at Starburst Magazine.

http://www.starburstmagazine.com/reviews/book-reviews-latest-literary-releases/9988-with-umbrella-scotch-cigarettes-avengers-book

Would love to hear some reactions here to the book.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

EPUB and PDF versions now available:

EPUB

PDF

Kindle should be available from tomorrow or Saturday.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alan wrote:
EPUB and PDF versions now available:

EPUB

PDF

Kindle should be available from tomorrow or Saturday.
What is EPUB? BTW I just ordered your book from Lulu. Sorry for my slowness as I am excited to read it- just juggling a lot now. It will take awhile to get it with Lulu. But even though it was basically the same price on amazon I refuse to support the way they are treating authors. Just the same, can't wait to read your book!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

anti-clockwise wrote:
What is EPUB?


Hi Anti-Clockwise!

EPUB is a format that works on most e-readers bar Kindle. It can also be downloaded to desktop/laptop computers and read with free e-reader software such as Calibre or Adobe Digital Editions.

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BTW I just ordered your book from Lulu. Sorry for my slowness as I am excited to read it- just juggling a lot now. It will take awhile to get it with Lulu. But even though it was basically the same price on amazon I refuse to support the way they are treating authors. Just the same, can't wait to read your book!
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Thanks for ordering, and especially via Lulu. It does make a difference. Amazon cream off 2/3rds of our profit compared to Lulu and this is why the hardcovers are Lulu exclusives. We'd have to sell the hardcover at a ludicrous (and unfair) price just to earn a few pennies/cents on it at Amazon.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alan wrote:
anti-clockwise wrote:
What is EPUB?


Hi Anti-Clockwise!

EPUB is a format that works on most e-readers bar Kindle. It can also be downloaded to desktop/laptop computers and read with free e-reader software such as Calibre or Adobe Digital Editions.

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BTW I just ordered your book from Lulu. Sorry for my slowness as I am excited to read it- just juggling a lot now. It will take awhile to get it with Lulu. But even though it was basically the same price on amazon I refuse to support the way they are treating authors. Just the same, can't wait to read your book!
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Thanks for ordering, and especially via Lulu. It does make a difference. Amazon cream off 2/3rds of our profit compared to Lulu and this is why the hardcovers are Lulu exclusives. We'd have to sell the hardcover at a ludicrous (and unfair) price just to earn a few pennies/cents on it at Amazon.
that is very perturbing to hear about amazon. After all, you WROTE the book!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wrote it and published it, but that story is nothing new. Amazon squeeze any meaningful profit out of any number of publishers. I always try to order from source where possible, so the profit - such as it may be - goes direct to the writer and publisher rather than a third party.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also prefer the quality of the Lulu published books. Problem is, everyone looks for books on Amazon so using them directly or indirectly is almost a must.
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