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Old 17th March 2020, 12:06
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A plea from me and no doubt other writers

Having monitored some of the reviews on Amazon and others, can I be allowed to say the following:

- If a book arrives damaged, it is not my fault but "Review" is what you thought of the book not the postal service or packing.
- If a book is described as a photo album book, don't criticize the author for not going into greater detail in the text. Photo book is just that with enhanced captions and an intro.
- I am no technical expert (unlike the likes of Mikael Olrog and others) which is why my books are described as "in combat" (something about which I do know something). I leave technical matters to the experts and stress this on the cover.
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Old 17th March 2020, 13:15
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Re: A plea from me and no doubt other writers

Good points 1 and 2. The 3rd is a bit mixed issue for e.g. Helion's "Tigers in Combat 3" is, despite its name, highly technical in its content so perhaps someone might expect something similar from other similarly titled books...
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Old 17th March 2020, 13:17
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Thanks Jukka-I knew you would rise to the challenge!
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Old 17th March 2020, 13:59
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Thanks Jukka-I knew you would rise to the challenge!
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Are you seriously saying that someone actually blamed you for receiving a damaged book from Amazon?

Unbelievable!! But as we use to say in Sweden. The last idiot has not been born yet....

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Old 17th March 2020, 13:17
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Re: A plea from me and no doubt other writers

As for photo books, e.g. Joshua Stoff's book on American aircraft production is definitely a photo book, but thanks to very extensive captions, it has substantial text as well. Perhaps authors/publishers should consider having similar substantial captions as standard...
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As for photo books, e.g. Joshua Stoff's book on American aircraft production is definitely a photo book, but thanks to very extensive captions, it has substantial text as well. Perhaps authors/publishers should consider having similar substantial captions as standard...
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Old 23rd March 2020, 03:57
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I smiled...
Which implies you prefer captions with few words like "An aircraft over England."...
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Old 23rd March 2020, 13:25
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Which implies you prefer captions with few words like "An aircraft over England."...
I would suggest you don't talk crap about something you obviously know nothing about - i.e. my books.








Buy the books and read my captions. Until then, DON'T make any kind of judgement call about the content and captions in my works. We can do without idiots like you making such comments...
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Old 23rd March 2020, 13:58
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I would suggest you don't talk crap about something you obviously know nothing about - i.e. my books.








Buy the books and read my captions. Until then, DON'T make any kind of judgement call about the content and captions in my works. We can do without idiots like you making such comments...
Where did I say exactly that I referred to your books? I do suggest that you refrain from commenting on a comment you obviously don't understand. I surely can do without an idiot like you making such comments.
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Old 17th March 2020, 14:27
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Stig, it is very a very common occurrence among Amazon reviewers to give a 1-star review based on damaged condition, delayed delivery etc.
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