I almost forgot! A lot of people have been adding comments to the older posts and contacting me directly, so I thought I'd raise this flag here so we can keep all the relevant comments in one place, accessible to all...
...Did you get your book? And so what do you think?
There are still almost 200 copies left. Anyone who wants one can get half off by going to this link and then adding the code 19333 in the "Promotional Code" box on the left of the screen at checkout.
Here's the original post about the book.
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Featured Comments from:
David Elesh: "Mike, I believe I ordered on Feb. 15. My credit card was charged on the 17th. I am still waiting to receive the book."
David Elesh: "Correction! It arrived moments after I wrote my post."
Mike replies: Synchronicity....
Larry Wilkins: "Hi Mike, I have not received the book yet. Should I be worried?"
Mike replies: No. Not yet.
Amend that: never be worried. Because if it doesn't arrive, for any reason, we'll send another one. You'll get it one way or another, sooner or later. So, no, don't be worried.
Burple: "I received my book and, wow! It's the first photography book I've ever purchased. I am delighted with it. What a bargain. Thanks for the recommendation and the opportunity, Mike!"
Mike replies: First one? Congratulations! That's a nice cornerstone for a new library.
You should thank Keith, the author, too. This offer was his idea originally.
Paul Metcalf: "Got mine, and currently on page 43. Incredible research. Question: there's a reference to a companion volume that covers the time period of photography prior to this volume. Does this exist and who/what/when/where, etc.?"
Mike replies: It's called The Origins of American Photography: From Daguerreotype to Dry-Plate, 1839–1885. I can't say much yet, but you might want to hold off buying that one for just a little while longer.
Joe Holmes: "I got mine, and the photo reproductions are terrific, but even better, the text is really well-written (as you said it would be, Mike). I've started at the last chapter, since that's what I'm most interested in, and I'm learning a lot about topics I thought I already knew. What a terrific resource."