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Ha ha ha! Sarah! You might want to check your inbox!! Apologies, it has been very busy at Dood Towers that I was unable to make the announcement earlier in the week. However, I've just come on BassChat to let all know who the lucky winner is and saw this thread bumped!

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I laughed out loud when I saw your post asking as you'd already been selected - indeed, congratulations Sarah Thomas, a super book will be on it's way to you soon!


Look out for more competitions on the BassChat Blog I will be posting in the future!!!!!!!!

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P.S. don't forget, if you read the competition blog post, you can still get a price discounted copy if you are a BassChat member!

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Brilliant! Now everyone who was waiting to see if they had won will now be free to actually buy it, firm in the knowledge that they won't end up with a spare copy!! Personally, I would rather people read it than buy it so do ask at your libraries etc.

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I just got interviewed about the book by a US radio station (Miami, Florida). It's going out on 15th March with an extended version on a blog but I will post more details when they are available. :)

I also got a bad review on Amazon (3 stars) <_< . I guess you've got to take the rough with the smooth :unsure:

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[quote name='Bilbo' timestamp='1361306031' post='1984364']
I just got interviewed about the book by a US radio station (Miami, Florida). It's going out on 15th March with an extended version on a blog but I will post more details when they are available. :)

I also got a bad review on Amazon (3 stars) <_< . I guess you've got to take the rough with the smooth :unsure:
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Don't worry about Amazon reviews, you get people who make it their mission to drag down average scores because they think 5 stars is too "unrealistic" or something. I'd also point out that opinions being "unnecessary" is also an opinion, and surely spelling errors are the fault of the publisher, don't they pay people to proof read? Very well done on getting the book published, I submitted a paper to a journal last year and that was a massive headache, I can only imagine how difficult getting a full length book to print is.

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And it's arrived at last! Hooray and wot ho for the hols, when I'll settle into a good long read. Thanks for writing the book Rob, and thanks to basschat (dood) for organising a prize.

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Ahhh superb! It was on my 'to do list' to chase again to make sure your prize was on it's way!

No problem, congratulations on winning! Hope you enjoy the book lots!

I will, of course be arranging more competitions in the near future, including the current comp' on the blog to win sets of Daddario Balanced Tension strings!

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[quote name='sarah thomas' timestamp='1363195590' post='2009618']
And it's arrived at last! Hooray and wot ho for the hols, when I'll settle into a good long read. Thanks for writing the book Rob, and thanks to basschat (dood) for organising a prize.
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Will probably help to have Spotify nearby, mate.

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A young guy at work approached me today to say that he was buying a copy of my book for his Jazz-loving Dad for his birthday next month. I offered to sign it for him but felt a real buzz thinking that something I did could mean that much to people. Warm fuzzy.....

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I have seen five reviews of my book so far. One was five star, one four star, one three star, one two star and one one star.

I guess that tells you a lot about reviews ;)

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Reviewed by Brian Priestley in Jazzwise magazine. Some legitimate criticisms but also some welcome positives. Happy to be part of the debate. If someone writes a better bio, I will be first to buy a copy :)

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I just had my attention drawn to a great review of the book by Kevin LeGendre for Echoes Monthly magazine. I really rate Kevin so his endorsement is a real buzz for me :)

PS the review is in the August 2013 edition p. 34-5

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[quote name='mart' timestamp='1357238763' post='1919688']

Have you found the first typo yet? Usually occurs on the very first page you pick at random when you open your first copy for the first time!
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Those aren't typos, those are Jazz spellings. ;)

Congrats Bilbo, and a big 'not worthy' here. :)

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[quote name='Bilbo' timestamp='1357377227' post='1921708']
I just got told that Mr. P.C. Haas been nominated for the 2012 Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) Awards for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research. If I had any idea what that meant, I would be thrilled!
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Well I'll be damned. I won :):):)

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[quote name='Bilbo' timestamp='1378447488' post='2200327']


Well I'll be damned. I won :):):)
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That's incredible news, congrats!

9 months on and I'm still to buy a copy. I guess it's a worthy investment of my next pay check though!

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[quote name='Bilbo' timestamp='1378447488' post='2200327']
Well I'll be damned. I won :):) :)
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Not sure how I missed both bits of news about this but congratulations Bilbo - I hope you're rightly proud.

Writing such a book is a big achievement in itself but to have the final result judged by your peers and found to be the best of the bunch is a fantastic accolade! It almost makes me want to try listening to more jazz. ;)

Seriously though, joking aside, that is brilliant stuff!

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My certificate came yesterday :)

I also heard that a copy is available at Liverpool's Central Library. It made me happy and satisfies my Socialist leanings! :)

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