Saturday, October 02, 2004

October 2, 2004
I am busy working on Classic Gunfights, Volume II, which we call CGII around the office. Gus has been laying in the copy and images and I’ve been trying to match the scope and style of the first one. Yesterday I went out to the store and got a Vol. 1, came back to my office and compared our layouts. I also wanted to see what I wrote in the first editorial. Lo and behold it was dated October 1, exactly one year to the day from the last one. I don't think this one will be out by Christmas but it is going to be a worthy successor.

Theresa at Tri Star sent up a royalty check for August ($408.08) and included three pages of clipped comments from orders. Here's a few highlights:

• "If it ain't broke, why fix it?"

• "I'm interested in stage coaches, drivers, freight haulers and prospectors."

• "Very difficult to find books on the Wild West in UK now. Please answer." (Welshpool, UK)

• "Call me up sometime Bob Bozee Bell?"

• "This book about the Kid is verry special, never seen such!" (Ruse, Bulgaria)

• "I live and work in Germany but postage is only to NY. These books will be a blessing to me."

• "Easy reading, great illustrations, good history. As an extra from Calico Ghost Town, I loved them."

• "Do one on Jesse James.”

• "Don’t sell my info to any other business. Like your work."

• "Keep printing 'em, I’ll keep buying 'em!"

• "We met in Wickenburg. I was the only telephone retiree who knew when the phone was invented." (1876)

• "I am a relative of James Butler Hickok."

• "I am a real descendant of Wyatt Earp."

• "Love Wyatt but Doc’s a favorite."

• "Would like to see a large BBB artprint of Dallas Stoudenmire as shown on page 67 of Bad Men."

• "Thanks to your books, I've visited Lincoln, NM four times."

• "I love the book on Billy the Kid."

• "Is the Wild Bill book still available?" (Ouch! Haven’t finished it yet)

"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort."
—Herm Albrightt

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