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Landrace Gardening book by Joseph Lofthouse
« on: 2021-05-28, 11:22:43 PM »
It's out on Amazon. My copy came today. So far read chapter twelve on tomatoes.
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Re: Landrace Gardening book by Joseph Lofthouse
« Reply #1 on: 2021-05-29, 12:08:04 AM »
Can be bought from "nationals" amazon too, no need to pay extra costs for international shipping

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Re: Landrace Gardening book by Joseph Lofthouse
« Reply #2 on: 2021-05-29, 08:21:58 AM »
How do you like it so far?

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Re: Landrace Gardening book by Joseph Lofthouse
« Reply #3 on: 2021-05-29, 08:38:16 AM »
It's out on Amazon. My copy came today. So far read chapter twelve on tomatoes.

Thanks for the news; I just ordered my copy.

In 15 years of gardening on an eroded Ozark woodland hillside I've developed my own style of gardening I call 'tough love' gardening. I owe much to Joseph Lofthouse and Carol Deppe for their ideas and inspiration. I have Carol's 3 gardening books and now I'll have Joseph's book.
I'm not interested in preserving heirlooms.
The best seed bank is the living seed bank which is growing every year in people's gardens.
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Re: Landrace Gardening book by Joseph Lofthouse
« Reply #4 on: 2021-05-31, 01:12:21 PM »
Thanks for your support. 100 copies sold in the first few days.

In addition to the paperback on Amazon, it is also available in hardback and paperback from Lulu. I get higher royalties from Lulu, the workmanship is better, and it's protected better during shipping. Amazon ships quicker, and sometimes offers free shipping, or discounted pricing.

Over the next few weeks, I expect to add additional distributors.


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Re: Landrace Gardening book by Joseph Lofthouse
« Reply #5 on: 2021-05-31, 01:46:03 PM »
Great that it is available elsewhere than amazon. Don't want to buy there

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Re: Landrace Gardening book by Joseph Lofthouse
« Reply #6 on: 2021-05-31, 10:37:49 PM »
Ordered 26/05 from France, received 31/05

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Re: Landrace Gardening book by Joseph Lofthouse
« Reply #7 on: 2021-06-03, 10:10:26 PM »
Thanks for offering this with Amazon!

Not sure if it will work well with your pictures, but consider creating a digital version for kindle e-readers. Many people buy digital books these days.

Got my copy and skimmed it already! Great book Joseph! Especially for one written so quickly!!

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Re: Landrace Gardening book by Joseph Lofthouse
« Reply #8 on: 2021-06-03, 11:30:25 PM »
I have a Kindle Paperwhite from years ago. The pictures would probably be in black and white, should work out fine though - maybe add some text if the focus is on fruit color or other things.

I plan on buying the book soon either way.

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Re: Landrace Gardening book by Joseph Lofthouse
« Reply #9 on: 2021-06-04, 12:30:02 PM »
I figure that I been writing this book for 11 years. And that the final typesetting took 4 months of day and night effort.... Writing the book sure gave me lots of new stories to tell in new ways. I spoke at a conference recently for four hours straight. It was fun, and easy with so many stories close at hand.

My biggest deficiency was photos. Most of my photos over the years were taken with web use in mind. Therefore, the vast majority of my photos could not be used in a print book due to the low resolution.

I'm currently writing a Spanish language edition. I'm expecting it to be in black/white, and therefore the photos will need to be much different. Many will need to be outright deleted, because they don't tell the story without colors. And the high ink saturation of photos makes international distribution dicey. Perhaps some photos can be converted to drawings.