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Cross of the Dutchman novel

Postby USSGreatePier » 20 May 2012, 17:17

There we go! I believe the novel deserves its own thread, so here it is.

I'll seize this opportunity to say I'm really looking forward to Ate's book. It's a brilliant idea to make this book to go along with the game. It may prove to be one of the most valuable books on Pier once it's released. Once again, like I've said many times before, the developers of this epic game have put a terrible lot of effort into research about Pier and his peers. All of this gained knowledge will be poured between the front and back covers of this book with a Grypstra/Triangle twist to it, no doubt.

Nothing less important than the content of the book itself, is the cover. My compliments to Pascal for the cover design. In my personal opinion the best work Mr. Brander has allowed us to see through this website. Really sweet stuff!

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Postby Knotsie » 20 May 2012, 19:44

I like the cover too, it looks very nice. Hope the book will do well, won't buy it myself though, I don't like books and I will discover the story ingame anyway. :P

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Re: Cross of the Dutchman novel

Postby USSGreatePier » 20 May 2012, 23:27

Knotsie wrote:I don't like books


I don't like books either, lol :) But I'll make an exception...

I've wrestled my way through book reports in school by reading the back covers of about half the books I was required to read... <_<

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Postby Knotsie » 21 May 2012, 16:06

Lol, that sucks :P Nowadays you have some handy sites for that. And I blame the school that I use them, they're forcing me to read stuff I don't like.

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Re: Cross of the Dutchman novel

Postby spazzacamino » 21 May 2012, 20:36

What? book reading isn't hard ,.....
if you dont like the story, reading becomes lame and you dont remember bits that you have already read!!
but when you DO like the story and its written like ate write's its easy

it meunster fan'e Westereen is such a masterpiece ....but ...you .may ..NOT read that book....at.. FULL MOON!!!!!!! WHahahahah hahaha hah kuch kuch..

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Postby mrBrander » 22 May 2012, 20:37

USSGreatePier wrote:Nothing less important than the content of the book itself, is the cover. My compliments to Pascal for the cover design. In my personal opinion the best work Mr. Brander has allowed us to see through this website. Really sweet stuff!


Thanx! I had alot of fun doing it. I'm really glad u like it. :)

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Re: Cross of the Dutchman novel

Postby Remco » 24 May 2012, 09:46

Did you guys think about which version to get? Frisian, Dutch or English? (or all three?) ;-)

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Postby USSGreatePier » 24 May 2012, 16:00

Remco wrote:Did you guys think about which version to get? Frisian, Dutch or English? (or all three?) ;-)


I may get the Frisian one for myself and the Dutch version for the wife... Perhaps even the English one too, to make the set complete, lol!

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Postby spazzacamino » 24 May 2012, 19:35

Me Frisian, The other book of Ate about a monster in de Westeen have i also read in one teug hahah
English woulnt give the raw frisian language credits
and DUTCH are you kidden me??? Leafer Dea as Hollânsk!!!

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Postby Remco » 24 May 2012, 20:31

I'm not used to reading Frisian books, but the first couple of chapters left me wanting more!

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Postby trinest » 01 Jun 2012, 10:45

I love that cover. It's pretty explosive.

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Postby USSGreatePier » 03 Jun 2012, 08:23

trinest wrote:I love that cover. It's pretty explosive.


It is... Can't wait to pre-order my copies...

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Re: Cross of the Dutchman novel

Postby Remco » 04 Jun 2012, 10:21

We're kind of still tweaking the page, but the pre-order is now up :-) check it out!

http://www.crossofthedutchman.com/store/

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Postby USSGreatePier » 04 Jun 2012, 18:08

Remco wrote:We're kind of still tweaking the page


Three times shipping costs for 3 books seems rather unnecessary ;) Some folks might not like that, hehe... But it'll fund the project, lol :P

//edit: Make no mistake, I'll order my 3 copies tomorrow :) hehehe

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Postby Remco » 05 Jun 2012, 11:59

Shipping costs are actually based on rates at Post NL (http://www.postnl.nl/voorthuis/brieven/ ... /Pakketten) but shipment is not handled by us. Because of the completely insane way Paypal deals with shipping (it is only possible to define region dependent shipping if you're an US merchant) we weren't able to just add shipping once.

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Postby USSGreatePier » 06 Jun 2012, 10:53

Alrighty, just ordered my set of books :) Now all I need to do is learn to read...

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Postby Remco » 06 Jun 2012, 10:56

Awesome, we will see if there is a practical solution to refunding the excess in shipment costs later on, but it's probably up to the publisher. I'm having a hot cup of coffee to celebrate your order!

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Postby USSGreatePier » 06 Jun 2012, 18:01

Remco wrote:Awesome, we will see if there is a practical solution to refunding the excess in shipment costs later on, but it's probably up to the publisher. I'm having a hot cup of coffee to celebrate your order!


Don't do too much trouble for it... Add it to the donation box, lol :)

Enjoy the coffee ;)

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Re: Cross of the Dutchman novel

Postby Remco » 11 Jun 2012, 14:20

Some more pre-orders are coming in. Don't recognize all your real names (and that's ok) but thanks for showing your enthousiasm and placing your order!

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Re: Cross of the Dutchman novel

Postby trinest » 20 Jun 2012, 08:34

Been meaning to pick up the novel. (Shipping is a bit steep international when it is more then the book itself :|).

Shall do it sometime this month maybe.

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Re: Cross of the Dutchman novel

Postby Remco » 21 Jun 2012, 13:04

Yeah, If we find a partner who is able to distribute from (lets' say) the US, that would be a much better way to get shipping costs down to a very minimum. I do agree that it's quite high for international shipping of a book, but since our publisher is limited to ordinary parcel service, we don't have much choice really.

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Re: Cross of the Dutchman novel

Postby Barteld » 24 Jun 2012, 09:53

Will there be an audio-book version? I have tried reading Frisian but it's alot harder to understand compared to hearing it. Especially for people who don't know Frisian that well. Also I think it would be a great 'reading' experience :)

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Re: Cross of the Dutchman novel

Postby USSGreatePier » 25 Jun 2012, 07:40

An audio book sounds great... I love audio books.

When I go to bed at night I don't just close my eyes and try to fall asleep. I always start a movie or an episode from some TV series, or, indeed, an audio book... Currently, I'm in the middle of the unabridged Lord of the Rings audio book (over 51 freaking hours long...)

So, indeed, an audio book doesn't sound bad at all to me...

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Postby Remco » 25 Jun 2012, 09:03

That is a pretty good idea! Creating an audio book would take a couple of days recording in the studio, but then again it just might be something people like. Perhaps it should depend on the success of the book itself?

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Postby USSGreatePier » 26 Jun 2012, 14:57

Remco wrote:Creating an audio book would take a couple of days recording in the studio, but then again it just might be something people like.


It'll only cost you a couple of gallons of coffee... There are probably plenty of volunteers to record an audio book. You already tapped a source of voice talents with the auditions for Pier's voice.

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