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Message started by knight on Jan 13th, 2005 at 2:20pm

Title: maybe what the book should look like
Post by knight on Jan 13th, 2005 at 2:20pm
i think the book should be a hard cover book and inside have a timeline and then at the end of the timeline have like all members of slinging.org and we can use the map with where all the people are above the timeline at the end and maybe we should have all the members that helped with the book written down too

Title: Re: maybe what the book should look like
Post by ben_banned on Apr 2nd, 2005 at 1:57am
there are over 400 members

Title: Re: maybe what the book should look like
Post by Douglas_The_Black on Apr 2nd, 2005 at 10:10am
haha well you would only mark the members down who are on this site alot.  :)

Title: Re: maybe what the book should look like
Post by ben_banned on Apr 2nd, 2005 at 5:05pm
is it a book for sale or just 4 free on the web?

Title: Re: maybe what the book should look like
Post by Douglas_The_Black on Apr 23rd, 2005 at 6:08pm
personaly i would sell it. And if you want chris i can take a shot at writing on glands made of clay and the primitve insediarys. are you looking for a how to or just historical info or what?

Title: Re: maybe what the book should look like
Post by Douglas_The_Black on Apr 23rd, 2005 at 6:18pm
also is there any idea of when it will be released so that i can get one for myself?

Title: Re: maybe what the book should look like
Post by knight on May 9th, 2005 at 11:36am
I would get my name on there right :P

Title: Re: maybe what the book should look like
Post by Douglas_The_Black on May 11th, 2005 at 7:15pm
as long as you write a chapter on it you should get your name on it.

when it comes on sale, i will buy it and then mail it to all of the writers asking them to sign it.

Title: Re: maybe what the book should look like
Post by Chris on May 29th, 2005 at 11:57pm
It will be a multi-authored work, so if you write your section, it will be yours.  You can see the sections in the posts called "Outline".  

Let me know if you are interested,  
Chris

Title: Re: maybe what the book should look like
Post by lionheart on May 30th, 2005 at 5:37am
I'd be happy to do any of the sections, but which ones still need writing?
Rik

Edit- In the modern times section something about the world record and also in sling related weapon maybe the trebuchet deserves a mention?

Title: Re: maybe what the book should look like
Post by Douglas_The_Black on May 30th, 2005 at 10:33am
i think it would be cool to have a how too and ammo section.  :)

Title: Re: maybe what the book should look like
Post by lionheart on May 30th, 2005 at 1:20pm
I might be able to do a how to section, outlining the differnet styles, and maybe ther shoudl be a breaiding a sling section?
Rik

Title: Re: maybe what the book should look like
Post by slingerkid on Oct 5th, 2005 at 5:12pm
LionHeart, I totally agree. This book need a how to section on using and making slings/ammo.

Also about selling it, I think it should be sold, and all the profits go to the upkeep and expences of this website. I mean, no-one here is helping to write this because they want to be a millionare, and if we use it on the site then everyone can benifit.

Title: Re: maybe what the book should look like
Post by badgerdude on Oct 7th, 2005 at 11:58am
 I wanna be a millionaire, then I can pusue my dream of building a giant sling and using it to sling the Earth into the Sun, mwahahahah! Oh, sorry, you did not hear that!
 
   Seriously, though. There are publishers/sellers that deal with specific subject.  The Osprey series of books deal only with the history of warfae and weapons, from all time periods. That might be a good place to start. They also publish the " Men at Arms" series.
    True, it would be a limited interest group, but the idea is to spread the  interest in the subject. Then, hopefully it will be treated more seriously.
   The reason some weapons are more interesting than others is their percieved importance in battle. A sword was a noblemen's weapon for centuries. And who wrote the books about swords? Noblemen! ( Sir Richard Burton, for example) Hype.

Title: Re: maybe what the book should look like
Post by ben_banned on Oct 7th, 2005 at 9:40pm
you can try paladin press

Title: Re: maybe what the book should look like
Post by MammotHunter on Oct 31st, 2005 at 7:03pm
Hey, I'll volunteer myself for a chapter. What needs writing and when do you want it?

Title: Re: maybe what the book should look like
Post by siguy on Feb 16th, 2006 at 3:58pm
personally i think that for the possible how to section, the articles of this site should be used.  personally, i can not think of a better set fo guides and instructions than those.

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