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Announcement "The Anarchist's Guide to Travel" is now available on Amazon!

Discussion in 'Announcements & Feedback' started by Matt Derrick, Oct 28, 2017.

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  1. Fuck yes! I'm going to get mine in print!

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  2. Hot damn! I'll buy the kindle version!

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  3. Sweet shit! I'll pick up the epub version!

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    Great!
    I'm from brazil and going up to Alasca on the end of summer (south summer). This book will came in good time to get it all related to train hopping, since we don't have a lot of trains here.
     
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    My paperback is on its way! Looking forward to reading this!
     
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    i gonna get the book tomorrow!!!!! ordered it...
     
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    If you wanted to donate a few copies to NYC books throu bars that d be dope. I've being volunteering with them lately packing books and I believe this one would b well received among incarcerated folx.altho will not be allowed most likely in some jails.
    Other then that, my first thought after reading the thread title was : what, anarchist and Amazon.com? How does that work together? But I guess if someone wants to build a capital then all winds, as they say. Its the humans right rite?
     
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    Can you send us a review copy?

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    where´ r ´ you from in ireland mate??
     
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    WOW someone that actually speaks my language! maidin maith from Tasmania!
     
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    middle of nowhere in offaly rn but originally from blanchardstown
     
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    Got my copies on Tuesday, finished the one I kept for myself today, and the extra copies are going to be handed out this weekend, including one for the local library.

    Very enjoyable read. I especially dug the "I don't think we're going to make it, dude" story that caught me right off the bat on the first page! No putting it down after that.

    Nice work, Matt- I've always wished that I was disciplined enough to commit to putting all of my great stories into print and actually publish a book, so hat's off, and congratulations to you... Even if you were to only sell a single copy, it's a great accomplishment, and pretty inspiring.
     
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    Thank you so much! I'm really glad you liked it! I've sold about 50 copies so far, so I'm definitely feeling very accomplished!

    I'll be shipping you a copy here soon!
    Can you PM me an address to ship them to?
     
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    I recieved my copy this morning, ive already read it (speed reader) and will reread it a couple times over the next few weeks. You have done exceptionaly well @Matt Derrick. I very much enjoyed the book. I have a small suggestion tho, in order to further thank the members of STP that contributed to your book, how bout giving them donater status? Or life time supporter status?
     
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    Went to give you a positive review on amazon but they wont let me. Something about i need to spend $50 or more on amazon before i can write reviews. What a load of bullshit!!!
     
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    Amazon had to do that to combat bots that were processing micro transactions and leaving good reviews to scammers etc. I guess they figured almost all their users would spend 50 with a few legit purchases.
     
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    Haha. Thats fucking low. Makes sense now. Ah well. Sorry matt, but wont be able to give you a good review till i spend $50 or more on amazon. And dont know when that will be
     
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    Congrats on finishing the project! If anyone would like to buy and donate a copy to the hobo library at the Black Butte Center for Railroad Culture I'm sure it would be appreciated and seen by many travelers who otherwise might not get a chance. It could be sent to BBCRC, 800 Black Butte Road, Weed, CA 96094. We will also plan to add it to the online "hobo bibliography" maintained by BBCRC.
     
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    That's a great idea, I will try to put that into action in the next few days.

    Huh, I didn't know they did that, but I guess it makes sense. If you can still leave a review someday I'd sure appreciate it!

    Gladly! I will mail out a copy this week if I can. Where can we find this online hobo bibliography?
     
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    bbcrc.org

    I had the pleasure of visiting this place last year. They have a bike repair zone and some loaner bikes which made me feel all warm n gooey inside. Its run by a bunch of cats that love trains and worked on em etc. The place is right near Mt Shasta, an amazing spot to hike, climb and camp etc. I highly recommend a visit here during your travels, this is a bucket list spot if you like trains, climbing, camping, hiking, and old tymey stuff in general.
     
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    Possible to send cash somewhere for a copy?
     
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    Yes, you can send cash to:


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    Keep in mind it might take an extra week or two after I receive payment for it to show at your door since I have to order prints from the printer in small batches.
     
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    No worries on time frame man, I appreciate you allowing a cash option. I will get it in the post first thing in the morning.
     
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