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    Re: The Nautical Sextant book
    From: Murray Peake
    Date: 2021 Nov 8, 10:03 +0100
    Speaking for myself, I would certainly be in the market for a self-published supplement that would make an already unique resource into the definitive work on sextants


    On Mon, 8 Nov 2021, 7:11 AM Bill Morris <NoReply_Morris@fer3.com> wrote:

    Thank you, Bruce.

    I had to keep to specified number of pages and I think it is unlikely that the publisher would agree to a second, enlarged edition for a book which they thought would not be a best seller, but have steady sales over a long period. I get about $3 per copy, so I am not getting rich on it. However, if enough people messaged Paradise Cay, they might change their minds.

    Alternatively, I could perhaps self-publish a compendium of some of the more interesting items on the web site (sextantbook.com) and include a re-vamped version of my commentary on Jesse Ramsden's dividing engine, currently available to read via  NavList.

    Thoughts welcome

    Bill Morris


    New Zealand

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