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For those interested, I'm trying to figure out the best way for you all get get your books. For those of you that would like an actual printed book, I will be self-publishing by Blurb.

Pricing from Blurb: http://www.blurb.com/create/book/pricin ... d-portrait
I will be using the Standard Portrait sized book, for the 41-80 page range, in full color.
Costs with regular paper are $24.95USD, if you want premium paper, add $3.00.

I am not sure if you get to choose what paper you want if you buy straight from their site, so if you want a copy please vote with which you would prefer.

Since printing is so expensive, I would also like to make buying an electronic copy an option. Whether this will be an eBook, simply hosting the PDF somewhere, emailing it to you, I dunno. :? If I am going to charge a small fee for it I don't want people to just be sending it to everyone else, so I'm not sure. (the small fee would be to help cover the costs of some of the professional pictures I had taken, any additional proceeds would be sent to one or more hedgehog rescues of my choice.)

So please, let me know what you would prefer! I am hoping to have the book finished and have ordered a few copies for my vet and I by mid September, hopefully sooner.

*NOTE* I have decided that I would like to use the full 80 pages for the price they charge. Once I figure out how many are in use, I will be accepting pictures from whoever would like to have their hedgehog in the back of the book. There will be limited space and I will be taking pictures on a first come, first serve basis until the pages are filled. I will need a first and last name or initial to use your photos.
 

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I would love to have a copy of your book. Can I get one sent to Canada?

Also, Charlotte would love to be in your book :) she says that you can pick either of these pictures. Or if you want I can send different ones.

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Please let me know how and when I can get a copy. Also, please PM me for any of my personal information if you require it.

I forgot to say that I want the one on premium paper if I have a choice. Otherwise
plain paper if that is the popular choice and it had to be all the same.
 

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I will see if I can have the book listed twice, with the two different papers, or make that an option. Blurb prints them separately, so I don't think that will be a problem. :)

http://www.blurb.com/create/book/shipping
Here is their shipping information, you can use the Shipping Calculator to get an estimate of what it would cost.
 

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I'd love a copy :D probably best to have it electronic being overseas and far far away :mrgreen:
 

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I would like to have it on regular paper, and could you maybe try to get a picture of Sonic in there please... I'll post it here... My name is Andre P. Roy and his name is Sonic Tiberious Hedgehog... Thanks Lizardgirl!

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I would love to buy a copy of your book. An e-book would be perfect as I can put it on my kindle. PDF files work well, especially with photos. I'm not 100% sure but I believe there is a way to lock a pdf file so that it can't be copied or printed. Let me know when you get everything set up.
 

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Thanks for the comments and support everyone :) I think I will have three options: two, for printing, I will have both the standard and the high quality paper available for purchase from Blurb, at the price I listed. That's the cost of the printing and otherwise the material is free. Then I will send the PDF for free, to anyone who requests it. It'll be a large file so I'll have to test and make sure my email will send it- otherwise I am sure Bryan could set me up a page on this site so you all could download it. I think this is a great way to make sure everyone is able to access it.

If anyone want to send me pictures of their hedgehog, I will use the remaining of the 80 pages in the book as a "hedgehog central members" section. You can email me the pictures to [email protected] , please remember to give a name to credit and let me know your username on the forums. I will make sure every member that sends in a picture will have a picture of their hedgie (or hedgies, I will take one of each).
 

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You can send as many as you like. I will use at least one. Also, please specify if you have two hogs that way I can use one of each. :)
 

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When is the deadline for submitting pictures? I am on a train right now and won't be getting off until Wednesday (don't worry everyone, I have a house sitter/hedgie sitter :)) and for some reason I cannot access my email. Or are you able to use the pictures of Charlotte that I posted earlier in this post. I guess it would be better to send the higher resolution ones when I get home but I want to make sure there is space for her in your book. Please let me know. Thanks!
 

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i would like a copie of your book to :D can i still send a picture if it a yes please pm me a i had gorgeous babies 10 days ago :)
 

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Oh wow, how did I miss these? I will be able to take pictures up until I post saying the book is finished. I have not been able to work on it at all lately, unfortunately. There is still work to do writing and editing, so it will be a while longer.

People can email me pictures, please remember to include a name to credit (not planning on getting sued), and/or your HHC user name. Thank you!
 

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i just send you one hope it ok :)

thank again
Soraya
 

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No way! That is awesome, I had no idea you wrote hedgie books! I wonder why I haven't heard of them. I'd love to see. :)
 

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"The Last Gold Dragon" you'll find it in a lot of online stores just searching for it. My children's book is "The Adventures of Hedgie and Snoop." Its only found on xlibris.com unfortunatley.
 

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Aww, I will have to go look at the Adventures of Hedgie and Snoop - sounds adorable. I always love the kids' hedgie books.
 

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Thanks. I did all the artwork myself.

Btw, if you're still needing pictures for your book. I have some good pictures of Hedgie and Snoop that I can send you for your book.
 
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