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[*] posted on 11-28-2011 at 07:12 PM
GIFT THE BOOK: 'In the Shadow of the Volcano' by Mike Humfreville


>>> EDIT: DEC. 2013:

Book now $12.50 includes postage to U.S.addresses.
Send check or money order to:

M & E BOOKS
P.O. BOX 20121
EL CAJON, CA 92021


Include a note saying which book you want, as M&E is the publisher of The Old Missions of Baja & Alta California.

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Here is the book's fact sheet from the publisher:




Sunbelt is no longer distributing the book. In fact, I saved as many cases as I could fit in my truck before they shredded all they had... (I saved about half of them). Mike put so much into his writing, I wanted to preserve his work just a tad longer!

Mary Ann authorized me to receive them from Sunbelt about a year ago when Sunbelt wanted to clear out a warehouse. Since Mike died soon after the book was published, he was not able to perform the promotion of his book and it just wasn't moving in these poor Mexico travel/ bad economic times.


Here is what I saved (each case holds 50), in my garage:



Mary Ann came by and was able to take just over half of them down to Bahia de los Angeles (where they are for sale at the museum)... She said I could do whatever I wished with the rest, including selling or giving... I gave a lot... about 250 copies. I have 4 cases still.

Mary Ann and I, last April at my house when she picked up about 10 cases of the books:



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Here's the deal... the books retailed for $17.95.
Now $12.50 and that includes tax, shipping expenses, and U.S. mail charge


Mike Humfreville was a great amigo here on Nomad and the former Amigos de Baja. I know he would be pleased that I saved so many of his books and have given 800 of the 1000 I saved from the shredder to Mary Ann and a couple of Baja businesses that will use them for promotional activities, etc.

Most of Mike's Internet postings have been saved on Fred Metcalf's site here (fun reading):

http://math.ucr.edu/ftm/bajaPages/Correspondents/BajaWithMik...



Here are a few photos of Mike:



July, 2001 Cielito Lindo: Earle (of Amigos de Baja), Paulina, Mike Humfreville, & Eric (of Amigos de Baja).


July 4, 2001 Las Flores


Sept. 2002, Cielito Lindo, Bedman Photo


Feb. 2004, Azufre Wash to Valle Chico, Bob H Photo


Oct. 2005, Bahia de los Angeles

I last saw Mike in May, 2006 at the Pyramid Resort Book Signing, where he was finally able to have his own book to sign!

Thank you...



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[*] posted on 11-30-2011 at 07:58 AM


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Any interest in these, let me know?



Amazon has the book for 6.99, so you may need to lower your price.
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[*] posted on 11-30-2011 at 08:28 AM


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Quote:
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Any interest in these, let me know?



Amazon has the book for 6.99, so you may need to lower your price.


OK, thanks... but, maybe they don't have it because the publisher no longer does? How much does Amazon add for tax and shipping (which is included in my price)? I just picked $10 + $5 for shipping/tax whatever as a round number.

EDIT: now $12.50 and no added tax or shipping.

[Edited on 9-22-2017 by David K]




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[*] posted on 11-30-2011 at 08:36 AM


David, your price is fair. I'll take one. Send me a U2U with mailing info.

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[*] posted on 11-30-2011 at 08:49 AM


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Any interest in these, let me know?



Amazon has the book for 6.99, so you may need to lower your price.


I think that's a Kindle edition. They don't seem to have a print edition available.
They do, however, list some outside sellers with new editions for near that price plus shipping. No tax. Shipping cost for books from outside vendors is usually very nominal with Amazon.
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[*] posted on 11-30-2011 at 09:01 AM


Yup, I rescued all the remaining print copies I could fit in my truck and space in my garage, and the other 1000 copies were destroyed. Mary Ann was able to take about half of the copies... I gave a lot away to places that would give out the book as promotional gifts or whatever... My goal was that Mike's work could be enjoyed by as many of his Baja friends as possible.

I am in a real financial crunch, so I am selling the remaining 200 copies I still have as a 'reward' for my efforts to save the books from the shredder. So far, I have sold only one... maybe the Nomad friends of Mike Humfreville already have a copy, but the new Nomads may want to collect it or some may wish to gift it?

Thank you.

edit to fix the spelling of shredder, thank you mulege michael

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[*] posted on 11-30-2011 at 09:13 AM


Check's in the mail, DK. (Or, rather, it's on the way to the P.O.) :)

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[*] posted on 11-30-2011 at 10:00 AM


My favorite baja themed book. Everyone interested in Baja would enjoy these stories. Mike had a wonderful way with words.

Good luck with the sale.

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[*] posted on 11-30-2011 at 11:36 AM


David,

I'm going to follow Allen R. and take 2 copies. U2U me the info.

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[*] posted on 11-30-2011 at 11:55 AM


Hey Stuart. I tried sending you a U2U (had no trouble with another one earlier today) but twice it said "Sent" but doesn't show up in the "Outbox".

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[*] posted on 12-1-2011 at 12:48 PM


hey mister spelling cop, you might want to look up how to spell "shredding"...you've spelled it several different ways on this post.



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[*] posted on 12-10-2011 at 10:43 AM


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Okay gang, the first books oredered went out today (Texas, Idaho, Washington and California)...


I can vouch for the fact that one destined for Idaho arrived this a.m. The book is in fine shape, however the envelope was torn in two places and one corner of the book (about an inch or so) was left exposed. No damage to the book though.

Thank you, David, for the prompt S&H.

It will be a good read this evening sitting in front of the fire with a glass of port (outside temp currently is 18ºF).

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[*] posted on 12-10-2011 at 10:54 AM


Thanks for the report Allen... Glad the book arrived undamaged... If it had, I would happily give you another when ever you pass this way heading to Baja. I have sold 8 so far with u2u messages that 3 more orders are coming in... I have over 200 available and they need a good home!:biggrin:

Folks, for the holidays or anyday, get your order in or stop by my house as one new Nomad did the other day and got his copy.




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[*] posted on 12-10-2011 at 11:03 AM


I wasn't complaining. Just wanted you to know that perhaps the envelope is a bit light weight for mailing the book. If others receive their copies in good order, just disregard my comment. After all, Idaho is rough country. :D

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[*] posted on 12-10-2011 at 11:11 AM


No worries... those books were sent out from a Mail Boxes Etc. store, by my house, and while the shipping was supposed to be close to the $5 estimate, it was closer to $6 using that envelope... A bubble wrap would have been more. The store owner said a lot of books are sent the way he prepped mine, so I went with his recommendation. Naturally, I will tell him it was exposed getting to Idaho! The Northern California Nomad got his in 2 days and there was no damage to the envelope. I haven't heard back from the Texas Nomad. :light:
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[*] posted on 12-10-2011 at 11:35 AM


david... http://www.usps.com

print the label there and get free delivery conformation
the post office also gives you FREE boxes

going to mailboxes etc (the ups store) is like going to your neighbor to mail your stuff...you got to pay a extra fee

they probably mailed it media (4th class) mail
and NO box?




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[*] posted on 12-10-2011 at 12:14 PM


I had several books and while I knew that if I took the time and it wasnt 4:50 in the afternoon, I could get in that line of about 35 people leading up to 2 clerks (at a desk for 5), I could save a little.

At that time, I wanted to get the books out (and help a small business just a little)... There was no line, the store owner did all the work, and I had tracking on each.

If I get a bunch of orders, then maybe... but for just 4 seperate shipments (of 7 books total), the small store was okay.

However, thank you very much for the suggestion... I will check it out!




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[*] posted on 12-10-2011 at 12:18 PM


remember you dont have to go to the postoffice...

you order the shipping boxes online
they deliver them free

you print mailing lables on your computer and tape on the box

postage comes out of the computer too

its too easy:light:




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[*] posted on 12-10-2011 at 12:21 PM


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remember you dont have to go to the postoffice...

you order the shipping boxes online
they deliver them free

you print mailing lables on your computer and tape on the box

postage comes out of the computer too

its too easy:light:


Really? Very cool! Why does anyone suffer at the post office with those lines then?




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[*] posted on 12-10-2011 at 12:22 PM


its a cultural thing for americans:lol:



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