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Unread 01-25-2021, 01:29 AM
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Default "Leaving Camustianavaig"--Book by John Beaton

Thanks to Alex, I'm delighted to announce that Word Galaxy Press has published my first book of poetry. It's called "Leaving Camustianavaig", a village on the Isle of Skye where my father grew up and where I've spent a lot of time. It's in pre-release until April 23, but if you order direct from Word Galaxy Press (as opposed to Amazon or similar outlets) it'll ship immediately.

https://www.wordgalaxy.com/books/joh...ianavaig-poems

Regards to all and thanks to those who joined the reading the Saturday before last.

John
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Unread 01-25-2021, 01:15 PM
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Hi John,

Congratulations, this is wonderful news!

I've just tried umpteen times to pre-order a copy of your book, but wordgalaxy kept saying "your postal code is incomplete". I've created an account, but just went round and round and round in a loop, trying to give them the details they're asking for... aaarrgghh!!!!!

I'll keep trying...

Jayne
PS. I would have joined the reading, but our different time zones make it very difficult!
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Unread 01-25-2021, 11:06 PM
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Hi, Jayne. Thanks.

If you order from Word Galaxy Press (as opposed to Amazon or other outlets) it ships immediately.

I tried to enter ordering data with a UK address and got through the process successfully. You need to make sure you set the country to United Kingdom.

The reading was pre-recorded and can be viewed here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHq-...YN7-tagsI83bu0

Good to hear from you,

John
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Happy birthday, John.
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Happy Birthday, John. Hope you're having a good day.

I've just tried again with Word Galaxy - and failed! Your book is still there in my ''cart'', I go to checkout, my credit card details are all there, plus my complete address (yes, including United Kingdom) and it will not finish the process! It just keeps coming up with:
Your postal code is incomplete.

It's not, though. I don't know how to get past this...
(Maybe a Spherean friend can send me a copy and I'll reimburse them through Paypal?)

Jayne
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(Maybe a Spherean friend can send me a copy and I'll reimburse them through Paypal?)

Jayne
On it, Jayne. I'll just wait for confirmation by email that nobody has beaten me to this by PM.
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Thank you! You're a hero, Max.

I'll confirm it here that you're the first to offer to obtain John's book for me; it will save others wondering whether to step in.

It's just occurred to me that the problem I had with ordering it through Word Galaxy may be that my house doesn't have a number and their system couldn't cope with it. Either way, I'm grateful to you and we'll sort out payment etc.

Jayne
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Thanks, Jayne and Max. I'll let Alex know about it in case he hasn't seen this thread.

John
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Love the book, John.
Am very sorry I missed the reading!
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Hi John,

Congratulations, this is wonderful news!

I've just tried umpteen times to pre-order a copy of your book, but wordgalaxy kept saying "your postal code is incomplete". .... very difficult!
Hi, Jayne -- Sorry to hear that there's some conspiracy by the payment processors to mess things up for our overseas folk!

OK, try this direct link for ordering John's book that goes straight to a different payment processor ... which should work: here.

Cheers,
...Alex
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