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Brian Boll




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PostPosted: Sat 24 Feb, 2007 12:04 pm    Post subject: The Swordsman's Companion         Reply with quote

I ordered The Swordman's Companion: A Manual for Training with the Medieval Longsword off Amazon in mid-December...and it kept being delayed and delayed (for more than two MONTHS), so I finally canceled the order today. If anyone would happen to know where this book would be in stock, I'd much appreciate their advice. Also, any suggestions of similar or comparable texts would be welcome.
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PostPosted: Sat 24 Feb, 2007 12:07 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Try the publisher: Chivalry Bookshelf.
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Stephen Hand




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PostPosted: Sat 24 Feb, 2007 9:31 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

What Nathan said.

Bear in mind too that small publishers and niche authors receive many times the amount of money per book from direct sales than from sales through Amazon, so if you want your money to go to the people actually responsible for the book (and who hopefully will produce more) then please buy direct.

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Jean Thibodeau




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PostPosted: Sat 24 Feb, 2007 9:57 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Stephen Hand wrote:
What Nathan said.

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Stephen (a very poor author)


Poor author as in " starving artist poor " not as in " bad writer poor ". Razz I'm sure the " pun " was intended at some level. Wink
I have a couple of his books bought directly from the small publisher and I think they are really good. Big Grin

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Sam Barris




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PostPosted: Sun 25 Feb, 2007 2:28 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

What Nathan, Stephen and Jean said. Down with middle men!

I'd like to add that I've always been pleased with the orders I've placed with Chivalry Bookshelf. Oddly, almost every time I've acquired one of their books either in a bookstore or from Amazon, the book looks as though it's been roughly handled somewhere along the line. The ones I get right from the source have been in great condition.

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Sam Barris

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