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    Paul, that was a great statement by you. I have come to enjoy you books and I look forward to each reveal. I used to be all about the sig, it has to be signed, it's no good if it's not signed by the author. But being a Suntup collector has changed that in me. Seeing the obvious work, research and care that you and your group do is truely inspiring. I want, no that's not the right phrase, I AM going to get every Suntup book that I can. And you want to know why? Because of the care that is put into the book. Because of the high quality of the books. Because you are able to incorporate aspects of the story into the book. All of those elements make your books special, whether or not they have an authors sig or not. Like I have told you before, I am so glad that I took a chance on HHH. That statement that you wrote just shows your character which is sky high in my book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zelig View Post
    After reading over a good discussion at the CD Forum, it inspired me to write this. I felt it should be posted here as well. :-)

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    Part I

    If I think back to the spark of inspiration or the overarching vision of the press at its infancy, it was (and still is) about the desire to produce a book in such a way, so as to stand alongside some of the finest throughout the history of it all. I only travel the path, head bowed in reverence to the giants who came before, and humbly take my crack at it. Whether that goal is being achieved or not may be up for debate, but at the heart of it, is the desire. The essence of something that is not of modern times, but rather quite ancient.

    I consider myself an amateur. But I am one armed with the desire to produce a book. If I were to ask myself, what do I appreciate more. Paper or signature. Printing process or signature. Craft or signature. Tactility or signature. Scent or signature. History or signature. Art or signature. Binding design and execution or signature. Legacy or signature and so on...my answer would always be with the former; in every case.

    What I do is about the book. The book is the book is the book. The signature is not the book. This extends not only to the unique elements of production and materials, but also to the written word. It is driven by that. The story. The author. The worlds that exist only in our minds, the escape, the reach of it. The impact on popular culture, or the literary landscape. The great minds, the thinkers and dreamers, and yes in the words of Mr. Jobs, the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels. On the physical plane, that is who I serve. These people, and their words.

    And how do I do that? By making the best book I know how, and thereby honoring them in this way. And I tell you, signature has little to do with any of that. Nor does it have much at all to do with cost of production. What does is the materials, the paper, the printing, the binding, and so on. When I make a book, I am saying to the author, living or not; you are a genius. You moved me and so many others. And for that, I offer this.

    Part II

    Because of my lifelong love for this genre, this popular and fan culture, most of the books I make, and will continue to make fall within that space. And it is a space not entirely accustomed to the type of book I feel compelled to create. This is not uncharted territory, but I do feel that it is not often travelled.

    Many of the questions that come up are entirely valid. I honor them and respect them. The discussions that ensue are a good thing. A great thing. And then there are the opinions deficient in facts which would otherwise give them heft. We are presented with a chasm. We have become accustomed to equate price with signature for so long. We have become used to a certain price point, a level of quality. A look. A feel. I respect that. But with me producing what I am, at times it may require a paradigm shift.

    For some, it is jarring--an opportunity to criticize; and for others it is an entirely welcome and joyous event. And still for others, it is simply not their cup of tea and that is absolutely fine. You are not less than or more than for your pull toward or away from. You simply are, and should be anchored in that. As am I. Who I seek are lovers of the type of book I produce. Or those who perhaps did not put too much thought into it, but now do.

    I do not seek unending praise, but that which has come my way has been genuine and heartfelt, and for this I am most grateful. I am grateful to everyone who have supported the press, both as a customer or simply by cheering me on. I did not expect most of this, nor the level of enthusiasm for the books we make. It inspires me. It drives me to continue on. And if I mess up, don't be afraid to tell me. Constructively. Respectfully. Ask rather than judge. Comment with the armor of fact instead of the inefficiency of assumption. Or just speak your mind! I get a kick out of that too.

    Is there longevity in this? In some ways, that's irrelevant. The relevancy lies in the creating. And if there are people who rise to it, then it is meant to be that way. I seek to live an authentic life. We so often, and for so long, do not. And there is authenticity on this path and in the product of these immense efforts. And that is all I can ask for.

    Part III

    So as not to entirely diminish the signature as an integral part of the book, having been a collector and a fan, I understand the value and importance of it to many of us. It may not drive me, but I do not ignore it. Am I after a McCarthy signature? You bet I am!

    If through all of this, I do something to make you smile. To take you away from the pain points, to excite and animate. To inspire. To change your state from this to that, to give you pause. To pump the blood. To lift you off the ground. To make you feel alive. To champion the idea of following your dreams, no matter how impossible they may seem. Then I have done my job, and that alone is worth dedicating my life to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zelig View Post
    When I make a book, I am saying to the author, living or not; you are a genius. You moved me and so many others. And for that, I offer this.
    That's a beautiful sentiment.

    Quote Originally Posted by zelig View Post
    If through all of this, I do something to make you smile. To take you away from the pain points, to excite and animate. To inspire. To change your state from this to that, to give you pause. To pump the blood. To lift you off the ground. To make you feel alive. To champion the idea of following your dreams, no matter how impossible they may seem. Then I have done my job, and that alone is worth dedicating my life to.
    So is this.

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    So I brought my Horns S/L with me to Joe's event last night. I thought it would be cool to have a photo with Joe and the book.


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    That looks very cool. And I love the shirt Joe is wearing. That means he HAS to be a great guy. It's a Great pic. You look happy for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by racerx45 View Post
    So I brought my Horns S/L with me to Joe's event last night. I thought it would be cool to have a photo with Joe and the book.


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    What a great opportunity! What was Joe's reaction when you busted that beauty out?

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    Also, I would be like "Hey Joe, you wash that hand?"

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    It's a great picture! That looks really fun, I also want a picture with Joe!

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    One of the coolest fan pics I have seen! Congrats, Man!

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    Sure in theee HELL was not going to mention this last night as the room eloquently spoke of the art of fine book making, paper, and binding but. . . Brother is $1.99 on Amazon Kindle right now.

    Oh. . . Bad news: it will not be signed by the author.

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    Very cool, congrats. Looks like a fun event.


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    That looks cool PLUS!
    I'm sure if there is intelligent life somewhere out there in the universe, they are wise enough to stay away from us.

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    Geeze Paul, after everything I have bought from you I am just "*|FULLNAME|*" to you? I much prefer the informal "hey you".

    Just busting your chops! Glad to hear RB is shipping soon.

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    In case you are confused, the address confirmation email I got is addressed "Dear *|FULLNAME|*", I assume everyone else is too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amd013 View Post
    Geeze Paul, after everything I have bought from you I am just "*|FULLNAME|*" to you? I much prefer the informal "hey you".

    Just busting your chops! Glad to hear RB is shipping soon.

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    In case you are confused, the address confirmation email I got is addressed "Dear *|FULLNAME|*", I assume everyone else is too.
    Yeah, me too. Are we related. Though I don't care what Paul calls me (even though I made my name easy for him!) as long as he keeps creating and shipping those books.

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    I'm a FULLNAME as well. I am sensing a pattern here. And yes, I agree Jeff, Paul can call me what he likes. As long as he keeps making books.
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    I received the email with my full name.

    Spoiler:
    It just said "*|FULLNAME|*" .
    And still, I am happy.

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    Yes, very annoying. That is a merge tag that is supposed to merge in your name. Some kind of glitch with Mailchimp. Sorry about that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ur2ndbiggestfan View Post
    I always read introductions and forwards last.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffingoff View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by racerx45 View Post
    So I brought my Horns S/L with me to Joe's event last night. I thought it would be cool to have a photo with Joe and the book.


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    What a great opportunity! What was Joe's reaction when you busted that beauty out?
    As always Joe takes the time to talk to you when he is signing books. He did not look over and notice it until I asked him what he thought of it. He said itís a beautiful book and then reached out for it. He opened it and looked at few pages commented on the amazing art. Then asked if I wanted a doddle in it. As he opened to the signature page, I said I didnít think so and he nodded his head and said, yeah it is too special of a book and we should leave it alone. Then he started looking through is again. I could tell he really likes it. Then when the photo happened, he said letís worship the bible.

    It was really amazing and I am so happy I had the opportunity.

    The other really cool thing was as I was putting the book away, I hear someone in line say ďThatís a Suntup Edition!Ē I didnít look up in time to see who said but it put a smile on my face.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zelig View Post
    Yes, very annoying. That is a merge tag that is supposed to merge in your name. Some kind of glitch with Mailchimp. Sorry about that!
    Good ol Mail Merge. We use that alot to here at the print shop Paul! I feel your pain. haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by racerx45 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by racerx45 View Post
    So I brought my Horns S/L with me to Joe's event last night. I thought it would be cool to have a photo with Joe and the book.


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    What a great opportunity! What was Joe's reaction when you busted that beauty out?
    As always Joe takes the time to talk to you when he is signing books. He did not look over and notice it until I asked him what he thought of it. He said itís a beautiful book and then reached out for it. He opened it and looked at few pages commented on the amazing art. Then asked if I wanted a doddle in it. As he opened to the signature page, I said I didnít think so and he nodded his head and said, yeah it is too special of a book and we should leave it alone. Then he started looking through is again. I could tell he really likes it. Then when the photo happened, he said letís worship the bible.

    It was really amazing and I am so happy I had the opportunity.

    The other really cool thing was as I was putting the book away, I hear someone in line say ďThatís a Suntup Edition!Ē I didnít look up in time to see who said but it put a smile on my face.
    You ask him if he is going to do another one? I would like to see one of his other books givin the Suntup treatment!
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    Very cool!

    I would have gone for the doodle!
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    Last week, before I Am Legend had officially been announced, but when (I think) someone here had put the title in a spoiler thing, I decided to avoid that and just wait for the announcement (the process is fun), but I went over to LibraryThing.com and there immediately saw a thread whose title blared "Suntup I Am Legend" etc., thereby making any intent of mine to avoid it moot. Not a huge deal for me personally, but a bit of a letdown I guess. I thought of mentioning it here, but (as it was still officially a secret), I was concerned that I might inadvertently "Streisand effect" it, so I kept my mouth shut. It seems I wasn't the only one who came across this...but good to see that many are aware of LT; it has some cool things.

    And of course, it appears to be another uniquely fine and well-done production for Suntup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by racerx45 View Post
    So I brought my Horns S/L with me to Joe's event last night. I thought it would be cool to have a photo with Joe and the book.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Br!an View Post
    Very cool!

    I would have gone for the doodle!
    I was on the fence about the doddle and when Joe asked if I wanted it, I did take a second to think about it. As soon as I said I donít think so he quickly agreed and we talked briefly about it. Now if Joe had said he really wanted to do something, I would have let him.
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