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#31 Moose

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Posted 09 August 2006 - 10:08 PM

How about asking Amazon if they wish to sell the book?
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#32 Liang Jieming

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Posted 09 August 2006 - 10:11 PM

How about asking Amazon if they wish to sell the book?

Amazon should be carrying the book by mid October'06 or so. My distributor in the US will get it into Amazon for me.

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Posted 09 August 2006 - 10:12 PM

The rates quoted are Airmail rates so delivery to Europe should be no longer than 1 week max.

I can ship via surface mail which would be a lot cheaper but they you'll probably have to wait something like 4 weeks to get the book. Only makes sense if you are in no hurry to get the book and/or you are ordering in bulk.

You want to help distribute books where you live? Do you know any bookstore keeper or Castle-giftshop owner or belong to a wargaming/historical society/club and need more than just a couple of books? I can offer slightly better rates for bulk orders and you can then sell them at the full price and earn the difference. Distributor discounts are from 30% to 40% (for bulk orders of 200 copies and above).

Anyone else want a copy?


Will get an autographed copy, with the cute stamp and all, from you on the 19th at the ACM?

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Posted 09 August 2006 - 10:19 PM

I seriously doubt the printer can meet the 15th August dateline now. Ur is suggesting a mini book soft launch on the 2nd Sept during the BBQ. Hehehe. :P I'll autograph and stamp books then.

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Posted 09 August 2006 - 10:21 PM

I want a copy, and I do believe my parents are agreeable to it.

So...not to sound noobish, but where do we order? xD;

Mail in? Online? Or what?
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Posted 09 August 2006 - 10:24 PM

I seriously doubt the printer can meet the 15th August dateline now. Ur is suggesting a mini book soft launch on the 2nd Sept during the BBQ. Hehehe. :P I'll autograph and stamp books then.


Ok, that will be fine... 2nd Sept the book launch date.... :clapping:

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Posted 09 August 2006 - 10:28 PM

I want a copy, and I do believe my parents are agreeable to it.

So...not to sound noobish, but where do we order? xD;

Mail in? Online? Or what?

Dear Mr Yang Zongbao,

We have received your book order for 1 copy of "Chinese Siege Warfare: Mechanical Artillery & Siege Weapons of Antiquity" ISBN 981-05-5380-3 (pbk.)

We at Da Pao Publishing thank you for your patronage. We will be invoicing you soon and will advice on the delivery as soon as the book comes in stock. Our slave drivers are working overtime to ensure that our production crew of slave-illustrator(s) meet the printing dateline and delivery of your book is therefore not affected by any regrettable delays.

Yours sincerely,

Owner of Da Pao Publishing

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Posted 09 August 2006 - 10:34 PM

We at Da Pao Publishing thank you for your patronage. We will be invoicing you soon and will advice on the delivery as soon as the book comes in stock. Our slave drivers are working overtime to ensure that our production crew of slave-illustrator(s) meet the printing dateline and delivery of your book is therefore not affected by any regrettable delays.


Thank goodness, not part of the slave driving force or part of the slaves...hurry.... hurry need to be in time for the book launch :b_evil: :b_evil: :b_evil:

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Posted 09 August 2006 - 10:34 PM

Dear Mr Yang Zongbao,

We have received your book order for 1 copy of "Chinese Siege Warfare: Mechanical Artillery & Siege Weapons of Antiquity" ISBN 981-05-5380-3 (pbk.)

We at Da Pao Publishing thank you for your patronage. We will be invoicing you soon and will advice on the delivery as soon as the book comes in stock. Our slave drivers are working overtime to ensure that our production crew of slave-illustrator(s) meet the printing dateline and delivery of your book is therefore not affected by any regrettable delays.

Yours sincerely,

Owner of Da Pao Publishing


Da Pao? As in the Hokkien "Tua Pao"? :P

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Posted 09 August 2006 - 10:38 PM

Da Pao? As in the Hokkien "Tua Pao"? :P

:lol: :lol: :lol:


just like his wanton pao and hun... hun what pao! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Posted 09 August 2006 - 10:46 PM

As in cantonese "Tai Pao" 大砲 (not 炮)!

Anyone else want a copy? 30% discount whilst stocks last!

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Posted 09 August 2006 - 10:49 PM

As in cantonese "Tai Pao" 大砲 (not 炮)!

Anyone else want a copy? 30% discount whilst stocks last!


Whoops, my bad! :P What does 砲 mean, anyway? :g:
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Posted 09 August 2006 - 10:54 PM

Whoops, my bad! :P What does 砲 mean, anyway? :g:

Ah... that's why you need to read my book! kekekeke

It's the original spelling of Pao with the stone radical (when they were still stone catapults). The new Pao with the fire radical only came about with gunpowder cannons.

Chinese chess sets are supposed (and I stressed the word "supposed") to show this distinction but modern chess sets have now forgotten this and almost all use the modern fire-radical pao.

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Posted 09 August 2006 - 10:58 PM

Chinese chess sets are supposed (and I stressed the word "supposed") to show this distinction but modern chess sets have now forgotten this and almost all use the modern fire-radical pao.


They don't! :(
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#45 Liang Jieming

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Posted 09 August 2006 - 11:00 PM

They don't! :(

Yup they no longer do. Sad ain't it that we've forgotten. I'm still trying to find a chess set that does. That will be the set I buy.




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