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Title: New eBook on reign marks on snuff bottles
Post by: richy88 on October 12, 2023, 10:12:13 pm
Hi all

It has been a while since I started collecting snuff bottles, 40 years to be precise.

During my earlier stage of collecting, information on the subject was scarce and I started building a library for my reference.

Being Chinese myself, I have the advantage of reading the language and understanding the culture and history.
However, many of our collector friends may not have this privilege. As a result, they often have to guess, ask or search for the details related to the language content.

I am, therefore toying with the idea to write a series of eBooks related to Chinese calligraphy and inscriptions.
The first title will concentrate on the reign marks on snuff bottles, mainly Qing emperors with some apocryphal Ming dynasty reign marks as well.

It will come as an eBook in PDF format with the reader included in the package.

This eBook will not be free as I learned from the past that nobody will take free stuff seriously.

It will cost you USD 10 a copy and the eBook will be password encrypted, accessible only by the owner. Payment can be processed by Paypal.

As a bonus, every purchase will entitle you to a question related to Chinese calligraphy and inscription identification related to snuff bottles.

Let me think what you think about this and please indicate your interest before I embark on the project.

It should be delivered before the end of 2023.

No payment is required at this point in time. Only a 'Yes' or 'No' will suffice.

Thanks for reading.

Richard


Title: Re: New eBook on reign marks on snuff bottles
Post by: rpfstoneman on October 12, 2023, 11:03:49 pm

Richard,

It is a YES, and I look forward to the development of Volume 1 in your series of ideas.   Charll


Title: Re: New eBook on reign marks on snuff bottles
Post by: richy88 on October 13, 2023, 12:54:23 am
Hi Charll

Thank you for your prompt reply and support.

Much appreciated.

Regards.


Richard

P.S. Are you at the convention in Lisbon?


Title: Re: New eBook on reign marks on snuff bottles
Post by: Wattana on October 13, 2023, 02:56:16 am
Hi Richard,

And it's a "YES" from me too!

Regards,
Tom


Title: Re: New eBook on reign marks on snuff bottles
Post by: richy88 on October 13, 2023, 03:06:57 am
Thanks, Tom!


Title: Re: New eBook on reign marks on snuff bottles
Post by: Fiveroosters aka clayandbrush on October 13, 2023, 03:35:46 am
Dear Richard,
please add me to the list. Great!
Giovanni


Title: Re: New eBook on reign marks on snuff bottles
Post by: richy88 on October 13, 2023, 03:36:32 am
Thanks Giovanni!


Title: Re: New eBook on reign marks on snuff bottles
Post by: George on October 14, 2023, 10:59:17 pm
Yes from me also Richard :)


Title: Re: New eBook on reign marks on snuff bottles
Post by: richy88 on October 15, 2023, 12:51:31 am
Thanks, George!

I saw your response on Facebook tii,

Regards.


Richard



Title: Re: New eBook on reign marks on snuff bottles
Post by: snuffmke on October 15, 2023, 12:23:06 pm
Definite YES from me as well!

Thanks for (hopefully) taking this on.

Brian


Title: Re: New eBook on reign marks on snuff bottles
Post by: bambooforrest on October 16, 2023, 06:53:03 am
Richard, a definite yes from me!


Title: Re: New eBook on reign marks on snuff bottles
Post by: richy88 on October 16, 2023, 08:09:52 am
Hi Brian & John

Thank you guys for your support!

Regards.


Richard


Title: Re: New eBook on reign marks on snuff bottles
Post by: Joey Silver / Si Zhouyi 義周司 on October 16, 2023, 04:41:13 pm
Dear Richard,

  Will it be possible to print the e-book in hard copy?
Joey


Title: Re: New eBook on reign marks on snuff bottles
Post by: richy88 on October 16, 2023, 07:47:48 pm
Hi Joey

Yes, the PDF will be password-protected but you still can print it.

Regards.


Richard


Title: Re: New eBook on reign marks on snuff bottles
Post by: Joey Silver / Si Zhouyi 義周司 on October 17, 2023, 06:16:26 am
Than Iím in as well, Richard.
And Thank you.
Joey


Title: Re: New eBook on reign marks on snuff bottles
Post by: richy88 on October 17, 2023, 07:04:48 am
Thanks, Joey!


Title: Re: New eBook on reign marks on snuff bottles
Post by: Joey Silver / Si Zhouyi 義周司 on October 18, 2023, 05:17:04 am
Richard, you are doing all the work.
We owe you a debt of thanks.
Joey


Title: Re: New eBook on reign marks on snuff bottles
Post by: richy88 on March 13, 2024, 04:36:04 am
Hi all

I am pleased to inform you that the e-book, Reign Marks of the Qing Emperors is finally completed.

My apology for the delay and thank you for your patience.

For those of you who have ordered a copy, please send me your email address via private message so that I can email you a copy and the password.

You may send your payment of USD 10 to my Paypal account at richard.baey@gmail.com. (You still can remit your funds even if you do not have a Paypal account).

Thank you.


Richard


Title: Re: New eBook on reign marks on snuff bottles
Post by: Joey Silver / Si Zhouyi 義周司 on March 13, 2024, 05:39:37 am
Dear Richard,

   I've sent my payment on PayPal.
How many pages is it?
Best,
Joey


Title: Re: New eBook on reign marks on snuff bottles
Post by: richy88 on March 13, 2024, 06:07:00 am
Hi Joey

Received with thanks.

The e-book has been sent to you.

It has a total of 38 pages.

Happy reading.


Richard


Title: Re: New eBook on reign marks on snuff bottles
Post by: bambooforrest on March 13, 2024, 07:17:28 am
Richard, I will send my payment today....John


Title: Re: New eBook on reign marks on snuff bottles
Post by: richy88 on March 13, 2024, 07:58:53 am
Thanks, John!


Title: Re: New eBook on reign marks on snuff bottles
Post by: rpfstoneman on March 13, 2024, 12:31:35 pm

Richard,

Yes would like a copy and payment has been made through PayPal.  Charll


Title: Re: New eBook on reign marks on snuff bottles
Post by: Joey Silver / Si Zhouyi 義周司 on March 13, 2024, 05:30:28 pm
It's an amazing piece of work, and very well done overall.
I've sent you my corrections.
A pity you didn't send it earlier.
But truthfully, very few corrections, except the page
"Table of Contents".
And that can be fixed in a few minutes by rearranging the titles of
each Emperor and adding a sentence at the bottom.
I wish my catalogues had so few errors!  :o :( ;)
Best,
Joey


Title: Re: New eBook on reign marks on snuff bottles
Post by: richy88 on March 13, 2024, 07:16:58 pm
Hi Joey

Thank you for your kind words and corrections.

Much appreciated.

I will revise and send you (and the others) a new copy shortly.

Regards.


Richard


Title: Re: New eBook on reign marks on snuff bottles
Post by: Joey Silver / Si Zhouyi 義周司 on March 13, 2024, 07:24:12 pm
Dear Richard,

   As I wrote to you, if you only correct the "Table of Contents" page
and add one short sentence below the material, and correct 2
errors, one on p.7 and the other on p.33, there is no need
to reprint the whole 39 page book.
I'm amazed that you had so few errors.
I could fill a page with the errors in "Worlds In A Bottle"!
Best,
Joey


Title: Re: New eBook on reign marks on snuff bottles
Post by: Fiveroosters aka clayandbrush on March 14, 2024, 02:33:40 am
Dear Richard,
payment sent. No hurry, if you need to make some corrections, do them before sending.
Kind regards
Giovanni


Title: Re: New eBook on reign marks on snuff bottles
Post by: richy88 on March 14, 2024, 03:00:09 am
Hi John, Charll & Giovanni

Thank you for your payment.

Thanks to Joey, the book has been revised and corrected.

A copy has already been sent to your email.

Happy reading!

Regards.


Richard


Title: Re: New eBook on reign marks on snuff bottles
Post by: Fiveroosters aka clayandbrush on March 14, 2024, 03:35:29 am
Dear  Richard, I got it.
Great job for a very low price! It is a steal ;D
Thank you very much.
Kind regards
Giovanni