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Fish

 

Post  Posted 4 Jul 2022 7:29 am    
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Happy 4th of July!

An eagle-eyed Forumite pointed out this morning the E-Book version of BUDDY EMMONS: STEEL GUITAR ICON is available for download now at the University of Illinois Press:

https://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/?id=p086786
Use the Promo Code for a 30% discount: F22UIP

Be sure to download a free reader offered at the publisher's site so you can open the book. I downloaded Thorium and it's working great.

I'm seeing this version now for the first time. Although for me nothing beats having a physical copy on the shelves, I must admit the photos look absolutely stellar in the E-Book version.

I'm happy everyone on the Forum can finally access Buddy's life story.

(PS: My mistake! I meant to post this in "New Product Announcements. Feel free to move, Bob. Thanks!)



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Fish

 

Post  Posted 4 Jul 2022 7:30 am    
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PS: Unfortunately, I don't know when the physical copies will be shipped, although the publisher's website says July 15th.

Steve
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Pete Finney

 

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Post  Posted 4 Jul 2022 8:02 am    
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Hey Steve, congrats once again!

I had no idea physical copies might be available before the official September publication date, and as early as this month. Order placed today, thanks for the discount code!

Can't wait to read it!
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Fish

 

Post  Posted 4 Jul 2022 8:10 am    
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Hey Pete,

Thanks a million!
Please don't hold me to that shipping date on UIP's website, but it sure would be great. They certainly surprised me with the release of the E-Book today, so who knows?

Buddy made his debut on the world stage at the Grand Ole Opry with Little Jimmy Dickens on 4th of July weekend 1955 when he was 18. I'm certain he would be happy the E-Book version is out today.
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Bob Hoffnar


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Post  Posted 4 Jul 2022 3:51 pm    
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I think I ordered it already. Is there some way to check ?
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Fish

 

Post  Posted 4 Jul 2022 7:43 pm    
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Hi Bob,
I received a confirmation email when I purchased a copy of the E-Book version this morning. I would think UIP would email a receipt with every purchase. Double-check your spam folder and let me know if you didn't receive anything.
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Dave Campbell


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Post  Posted 5 Jul 2022 1:41 am    
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i ordered a copy. i can't wait.
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John McClung


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Olympia WA, USA
Post  Posted 6 Jul 2022 9:23 pm    
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Ordered my copy. Congrats Fish!!!
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Pete Finney

 

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Post  Posted 31 Jul 2022 1:40 pm    
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Just finished reading my hard copy. In my humble opinion Steve did an amazing job on this. Of course the story is one we'd all want to read no matter what, but he's really outdone himself in organizing the first-hand autobiographical material Buddy left him, much of it very funny of course but some surprisingly dark, into an outstanding book. Steve's writing is excellent and along the way gets necessary background info about steel guitar out there in a crystal-clear yet non-technical way.

This is the book Buddy deserves and I can't think of anyone who could have done a better job.
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Craig A Davidson


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Post  Posted 31 Jul 2022 1:42 pm    
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I got my copy on Thursday and just finished today. Steve you really knocked it out of the park.
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Dennis Lee

 

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Post  Posted 3 Aug 2022 7:12 am     book
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It's a thoroughly enjoyable read! I am not finished with the book, but read some everyday.
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