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Fic: Observations BOOK LINKS
Star Trek
anon_j_anon
So.

It's been about a year since I finished writing Observations.  I don't know if people are interested, but I thought I might make this available:


Observations
Binding: Perfect-bound paperback
Interior ink: Black & white
Dimensions: 5.5" wide by 8.5" tall
Shipping: Only ships from North America

Part 1: Ch 1 - Ch 114
Pages: 441
Price: $9.12
URL: http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/o1/15592870

Part 2: Ch 115 - Ch 262
Pages: 611
Price: $11.67
URL: http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/o2/15592886

Notes:
1.  I've posted the URLs because the books are only available via direct access-- they aren't available on the general marketplace and they aren't searchable.  PLEASE DO NOT REPOST THESE URLs TO OTHER SITES. You can repost this entry, but don't distribute the lulu.com addresses.

2.  I am not making any money from the printing of these books.  The prices listed are lulu.com's rates for publishing the texts.  Sales tax and shipping fees are not included in the listings above.  If you don't believe me, you can use this calculator provided by lulu.com with inputs [publisher grade, paperback, black & white, digest (5.5" x 8.5"), perfect binding, 441 or 611, 1, US Dollars ($)] to verify.

3.  Both books come with complete annotations (part of the reason for the length).  Annotations have been significantly modified-- some have been omitted and some added.

4.  I had to split Observations up into two books because lulu.com has a 740 page limit.  I tried to make it a single book, but that would entail 8 pt font, maxed out margins, no annotations, no cover page, no table of contents, etc.  The decision to split at Ch 115 seemed logical to me in terms of Spock's development and future trajectory.  The other option was to split at Ch 167 but that feels awkward, for some reason.

5.  Covers are the Mandelbrot set fractal and the Lorenz attractor.

6.  The text has been proofread three times with the help of many others (thanks guys!).  Whatever mistakes/typos left are my fault-- I hope I caught everything, but I'm sure I didn't.

7.  I made these because personally, I wanted a physical copy.  It is emotionally significant to me.  I've posted it online in case someone else wanted a copy: that's all.  I'm not in financial straits, all the original versions and downloads will stay up online.

8.  I do have some misgivings about posting this-- it makes me nervous.  I reserve the right to take down this post and the lulu.com pages at any time without prior notice.


Happy May.

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Wow, this is rad. I will definitely consider buying both. I agree with your decisions here, and I'm happy to have the chance, especially since the web format can get annoying at times, as well as you have everything spaced out. Thanks!

you're welcome-- glad my decisions sound reasonable. It took a while to format the thing, so I figured I might make it available to other people, all put together and such.

Awesome!!

i can't buy nothing,because i haven't an international card and the shipping will be more than abusing but this incredible and awesome

*Gran Abrazo*

if you'd like the book format pdfs, email me and I'll gladly send it to you.

This is so great, I'd LOVE to have this wonderful piece of fanfiction in book format!
But, just as ariadnechan, I don't have a credit card or proper bank account to buy it... would it be too much of a bother to send me the book format pdfs? please?

sure-- would you like the book format pdfs or simply a pdf form of Observations? I ask because I've already posted a link to a pdf download on mediafire, but the book format pdfs are different.

message me on LJ and I'll be happy to send you the files.

You did it! I'm so happy =)
(Off to purchase at once)
...and a very happy May to you. It's a good month to be alive.



This has made my month! I'll get them just in time for my birthday, thanks so much!

The books are beautiful, thank you so much for making a physical copy available for everyone. Loved how the covers are fractals.

Thank you so much for making this option available.
I, for one, am very excited.
I've already purchased my very own copy. :)

My roommate is getting a copy too.
I shared 'Observations' with her over winter break, she's read it like seven times since. Downloaded it on her Kindle even.

So this is us, saying "thank you." For sharing your wonderful work with us.

you're welcome-- and thanks very much for reading!

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Thanks very much for reading-- hope you enjoy!

I just received my copies of the books - thank you so much for making them available in print! I would love to have printed copies of all my very favourite fanfics (I vastly prefer reading books to reading on a computer screen), but there is no way I can print out that much (they're all several hundred thousand words lol). Now I can sit down and read all of this - I read about half of it before, and loved it immensely. Thank you for all your hard work!

Thanks very much for reading-- I also prefer books to staring at a screen. Though, I've recently been tempted by the Kindle... anyway, hope you enjoy!

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I put in #8 in case I run into some sort of legal trouble, or I find out that the books are being used for purposes not originally intended (no idea what that might be, but I like to cover all bases). Barring that, I don't anticipate ever taking this post down. In the event that something does happen, I think I would make a post about it to give fair warning.

So: please feel free to order whenever you'd like, and thanks very much for reading!

Thank you! I read your fic and I must say, it's one of my favorite things (of books and fanfiction) to read. Ever. Possibly the best.

I am going to buy both books and wanted you to know how amazing you are for doing this.

I'm so excited I get to reread them and actually hold them in my hands! :D

Oh wonderful!

I've just bought both of them. It's very considerate of you, I personally prefer a paper copy to thumb through at my leisure!

Wonderful Story!


Many thanks.

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