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  1. Hi everyone, Please hold to buy the hardcover copy of "Study of Japanese Sword" for a while. The publisher did not print the hardcover book to my specification. They are in the process of printing the better one. Soft cover books are perfect. If anybody received the inferior quality book please notify the publisher and get the better one. https://www.alphapublisher.com/yurie-halchak-author-book-page I am sorry for your inconvenience. Yurie
  2. Hello Toryu2020.

    I finally received hardcover books today.  They are bad.   The design of the front cover & back cover is off.  The thin red border(4mm) only shows on one side

    and they used lesser quality paper for contents of the book.  I paid extra for the better paper so that the paper is thick enough to show the

    photos better. 

    Please let me know how is your hardcover book looks like.

    I feel really bad if you received the one like I got today. 

    The softcover looks very good.  I am sure you saw the softcover at San Francisco.  Is your hard cover book looks as good as the one I was selling?

     

    Thank you

    Yurie

     

  3. Hello Toryo2020. I finally received hardcover books today. They are bad. The design of the front cover & back cover is off. The thin red border(4mm) only shows on one side and they used lesser quality paper for contents of the book. I paid extra for the better paper so that the paper is thick enough to show the photos better. Please let me know how is your hardcover book looks like. I feel really bad if you received the one like I got today. The softcover looks very good. I am sure you saw the softcover at San Francisco. Is your hard cover book looks as good as the one I was selling? Thank you Yurie
  4. The International shipping for hardcover. The link below is for shipping my hardcover book "Study of Japanese Sword" internationally. https://www.alphapublisher.com/yurie-halchak-author-book-page If you have a problem, click the green "contact us" tab at the bottom of the first page of this link. Thank you Yurie
  5. The Alpha publishing company kept changing the site to buy my book. Amazon sells E-book and soft cover book. For hardcover book, go to Website: https://www.alphapublisher.com then click the tab " bookstore ". My book is on the bookstore page, soft and hardcover both. It may say "new releases". I am still working on International shipping for hardcover. Thank you Yurie
  6. You got it ?!! I don't understand. But that is wonderful. I ordered 100. Maybe large number is taking time. It seems you took about one week to get book? That is not bad. Now the publishing company is telling me it will be September. Thank you very much for letting me know that. I will check on the publishing company. Yurie
  7. Hi Everyone, Thank you very much for showing the interest for my book. This is the new information I received from the publisher. They were supposed sent to me the hardcover books by 8/5. Now the publisher is telling me that they can not tell me when they can create the hardcover books because of the paper shortage here in the U.S. Thank you Yurie
  8. I will be taking my softcover books to the Sword Show this weekend in San Francisco (near International airport), Hardcover books may or may not arrive on time before I leave my house. It would be nice anybody can come who lives vicinity of the area. Yurie
  9. Thank you, Brano. TO: Ken-Hawaii Yes, the font size was the problem. Small letter is hard for me to read, also. Since there are blank space on some pages, I tried the larger font hoping the number of pages won't increase. But if I do that, some photos and illustrations move to the next page, and some color items go over two pages instead of two color items on one page. More number of pages and color pages increase the cost and weigh more to mail. The hardcover is priced $50. This is almost the cost to make a book including the publisher's fee. I did not want to increase the price of the book. Considering all the good and bad, present font seems serves the best, though the font is too small.
  10. I think the best way to go to my book on Amazon is, write; Japanese sword book --- click pages 2nd or 3 rd page. I saw my book on the third page last time. My book front looks like below. Front cover with border.pdf
  11. The Alpha Book Publisher sent me their link to buy hardcover book. https://www.alphapublisher.com/yurie-halchak-author-book-page Now, hardcover books are available on Alpha Book Publisher. For some reason, if you see "Sorry, we couldn't find that page" click Bookstore tub right above on the page.
  12. Finally, my book came out on Amazon this morning. Amazon only sell softcover book (this is what I was told?) and Ebook. Hardcover books are sold by publishing company I used, "Alpha Book Publisher" and other few book stores. But Hardcover books are not ready yet, maybe in 10days or so. The Publisher said books are sold on European Amazon also. Anybody in Europe, please let me know if you see it on European Amazon. Or, European Amazon and U.S. Amazon is the same, I am not sure. Japan Amazon is separate. Thank you very much for all your encouragement and support. Yurie
  13. Thank you very much for all your interest. It has been very frustrating experience. It should have been done a month ago. The publisher must have been very busy, and their workers must have too much work to do. 2 weeks for eBook and another 2weeks on book is only their estimate time. The way it have been, I am not sure this is accurate estimate. Thank you Yurie
  14. It is not done yet. It just went to production yesterday. They say that ebook should be in 2 ~3 weeks, hard cover book should be another 2 to 3 weeks. It should be sold on Amazon. Yurie
  15. Front cover with border.pdf back cover with border.pdf Finally, on my website "www.studyingjapaneseswords.com", editing stage was done and starting the production. The attachment below is the front and back cover design. Yurie
  16. https://studyingjapaneseswords.com/2018/03/17/20-nanboku-cho-tanto/ The photo in "Chapter 19 Nanboku-cho Period Tanto" was changed. Please click the link above to go to the chapter directly. I finished editing and correcting the draft and working to publish the book but I am having difficulty deciding which publisher suits me and how to go about. Vast information to go through. Creating a physical book is harder than writing. Yurie
  17. https://studyingjapaneseswords.com/2019/02/20/12-5-part-2-ikubi-kissaki-continued/ This is chapter 45 of my website "studyingjapanesesword.com". I changed the photos of Kunimune of this chapter. Please click the link above. I have been working to create my website into a book. Photos were changed here and there. Here is one. Thank you Yurie
  18. Hi, Jal, Thank you very much for pointing me that. Yes, you are right, I had the same caption under Kiyomaro and Gassan. First I write on word, then copy to website. Then I always double check to make sure the copy is right. But my eyes get funny sometime. I did not realize the same captions was there. Thank you, I really appreciate it. The comment like this is very valuable. Yurie
  19. Revised "Chapter 67, How to Handle Swords" was posted. Please click the link below to go to this chapter directly. https://studyingjapaneseswords.com/2019/11/14/how-to-handle-a-sword/ Thank you Yurie
  20. Thank you very much for your comment. The comment like yours keeps me going. I am working with an editor to put this together to a book. But constantly doubtful mind keeps me telling that what I am writing is not worth anything. Your comment really cheer me up. Thank you Yurie
  21. New revised Chapter 66, the second part of Chapter 30, Shin shin-to Bakumatsu period sword was posted. This chapter explains a few swordsmiths of this time. Please click the link above to go to this chapter directly. https://studyingjapaneseswords.com/2019/09/24/67-part-2-of-31shin-shin-to-bakumatsu-period-sword-1781-1867/ Thank you Yurie
  22. https://studyingjapaneseswords.com/2019/09/09/66part-2-of-30-bakumatsu-period-history-幕末時代/ This is chapter 65, the second part of chapter 29, Bakumatsu Period History. This chapter narrates the process of Commodore M.C. Perry brought the diplomatic document to Japan and opens three ports for foreign ships. Please click the link above to go to this chapter directly. Thank you Yurie
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