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Book idea, not kidding...

Posted By: Mark in Vancouver <markmark@telus.net>
Date: Thursday, 22 January 2004, at 7:56 p.m.

For those of you who don't know, I'm in publishing, book retailing, and writing for a living. What do you regulars think about a new, improved loach bible, full of photos you have taken, with contributions from those who know best - the LOL generation?
Of first concern would be copyright, of course. No one would be cheated, no picture or text used unless submitted... Sections on Botias, Hillstreams, all the others... Lots of photos...
Practical advice on feeding, medication, good plants to work with, good fish companions, troubleshooting, success stories, disasters...
The current book on the subject - the title eludes me - appears to be out of print, and I can't even track down used copies of the thing. A book produced by us would be good promotion for the site, and vice versa - sell it here, even.

I am wholly aware of concerns that various of you might have, particularly the great curator of this site, but I also know that deals can be struck whereby everyone's needs are met to good advantage.

Just an idea, and I'm curious about your feedback. If you think it's a good plan, I would like to enter more serious and specific discussions with some of you. If you think it's a really bad idea, I'm happy to forget I ever mentioned it.

What do y'all think?


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