The book has only been out for little more than a week.
This is a screen shot of a quite unsolicited review by a buyer who I know to be a very knowledgeable Ford man. It appeared on a Facebook page that I set up to capture stories and info for the next Ford in New Zealand book. It gave me a lump in the throat.
The publishers, New Holland Publishing, I think are blown away by the sales. Early signs are that it will be sold out by Christmas. Wow!
If anyone wants one I have about 20 left - these are signed copies. PM me, or contact me directly at email@example.com
Rob Heyen wanted to know the feedback on the book.
This is all quite unsolicited...
I keep receiving emails from folk who have bought it. Here is a typical example from this morning when I opened my email...
This one from Sydney says:
There's been a whole lot more too. I have lots of lumps in my throat. I have also seen a draft review from a professional but I cannot share that until it is printed. Below is a couple more - screen shots from Facebook, including one from my lovely friend Anita, a professional photographer, who helped me with some photos.
I have also had a call from the publisher this morning - they are really excited about how well it is doing - and the Christmas rush hasn't even started yet.
I hope this is not seen as self-congratulatory - rather, it is promotional. If you want a copy of this first edition you may need to get a wee wriggle on! I shall copy this over to the other thread as well.
Thank you to everyone who has bought the book so far. It makes the project a worthwhile one.
John, I just received my copy, and am very impressed. Congratulations! Had a Model T friend drop in and saw it."Wow, how do I get one?" It's going to sell well. Thank you!
Received mine today. Looks great!!
Manuel in Oz
Thanks Manuel (EB!!!). I think you will enjoy it. Looking forward to some Australian reactions too!
Mine arrived today. Very very impressed with the book as a whole. Well designed, well bound and beautifully set out. I have only skimmed a few words here and there, including the top paragraph on Page 88. That passage is a brilliant summary of the Rofe story. I am really looking forward to reading the whole book properly.
Congratulations on a wonderful production, John. A real credit to you and your publisher.
Yes sir! Each chapter makes me look forward to reading the next. I love the anecdotes sprinkled among the facts, they bring it to life.
Rolling on volume 2 !
Thank you for the kind comments, Dane and Adrian.
The Rofe story is a great wee tale Dane. Thank you so much for assistance with that story.
And Adrian, it is a pity that "Albert" isn't there - one of the hardest jobs of all was choosing which photos to exclude.
Best wishes - John