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#81 Ed Gilbert

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Posted 10 January 2005 - 2127 PM

Actually Ken Estes ('Marines Under Armor', 'Tanks On The Beaches', "A European Anabasis', and more) posts here.

I visit on occasion, but seldom post - I've done 'Marine Tank Battles In The Pacific' (DaCapo), 'Marine Corps Tank Battles In Korea' (Casemate), 'U S Marine Corps Tank Crewman, 1965-1970:Vietnam' (Osprey), and some magazine stuff(hobby, historical, veterans). Also co-authored the old 'Full Detail' series. Working on some other stuff now.

#82 Jim Warford

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Posted 14 January 2005 - 1310 PM

No books at this point, but I've written 22 or 23 articles for ARMOR magazine over the years, and 4 or 5 articles for The Journal of Military Ordnance. I also just finished contributing to and writting the intro for a friends book on the M1.

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Posted 14 January 2005 - 1603 PM

Ed,

I think your books are excellent and a must for any armor/tank enthusiast.

Actually Ken Estes ('Marines Under Armor', 'Tanks On The Beaches', "A European Anabasis', and more) posts here.

I visit on occasion, but seldom post - I've done 'Marine Tank Battles In The Pacific' (DaCapo), 'Marine Corps Tank Battles In Korea' (Casemate), 'U S Marine Corps Tank Crewman, 1965-1970:Vietnam' (Osprey), and some magazine stuff(hobby, historical, veterans). Also co-authored the old 'Full Detail' series. Working on some other stuff now.

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#84 Tim the Tank Nut

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Posted 14 January 2005 - 1628 PM

Oh man! I loved Marine Tank Battles in Korea!!
Great Book.

#85 Paul in Qatar

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Posted 15 January 2005 - 2331 PM

The Foresight War, what a silly idea! (I just bought a copy on Amazon, will pick it when I am in the States next month. Wish I had written it. )

#86 Nick Sumner

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Posted 17 January 2005 - 1019 AM

I bought The Foresight War and thorougly enjoyed it. Only two niggles, I've posted a review here.

http://p074.ezboard....picID=345.topic

#87 Tony Williams

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Posted 17 January 2005 - 1523 PM

I bought The Foresight War and thorougly enjoyed it. Only two niggles, I've posted a review here.


Thanks for taking the trouble, Nick - I've tried to answer your points on that board.

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#88 Kenneth P. Katz

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Posted 02 February 2005 - 2353 PM

Ed, I've bought your Korea book on the recommendation of a friend but haven't had time to read it yet.

Actually Ken Estes ('Marines Under Armor', 'Tanks On The Beaches', "A European Anabasis', and more) posts here.

I visit on occasion, but seldom post - I've done 'Marine Tank Battles In The Pacific' (DaCapo), 'Marine Corps Tank Battles In Korea' (Casemate), 'U S Marine Corps Tank Crewman, 1965-1970:Vietnam' (Osprey), and some magazine stuff(hobby, historical, veterans). Also co-authored the old 'Full Detail' series. Working on some other stuff now.

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#89 Scott Cunningham

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Posted 08 February 2005 - 2134 PM

Those two Marine Tank Battle books were excellent. Now all we need is Marine Tank Battles in Vietnam (maybe very little) ans Marine Tank Battles in Iraq.

#90 Ken Estes

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Posted 08 February 2005 - 2148 PM

Those two Marine Tank Battle books were excellent. Now all we need is Marine Tank Battles in Vietnam (maybe very little) ans Marine Tank Battles in Iraq.

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Actually Ed's Osprey USMC tank book is out already on VN, and the VN volume in the Tank Battles series is in prep.

#91 Ed Gilbert

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Posted 09 February 2005 - 2056 PM

Just in time to lighten up the US tax season - April 2005


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#92 Tony Williams

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Posted 13 February 2005 - 1028 AM

I bought The Foresight War and thorougly enjoyed it. Only two niggles, I've posted a review here.

http://p074.ezboard....picID=345.topic


Another review here: http://www.changingt...resight_war.htm


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#93 Marsh

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Posted 13 February 2005 - 1108 AM

Hi Tony,
As a fellow author (albeit a crap one- me, not you!) I am looking forward to reading your book. I really enjoyed reading your introductory chapter available on the web and will make an effort to get hold of your book at Forbidden Planet.
I also now "hate" you :D as your plot line has an uncanny similarity to one I had been working on for a few months. Joking apart. I think you have done a better job than me and I hope to read future novels by you,

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#94 Tony Williams

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Posted 14 February 2005 - 0408 AM

Hi Tony,
As a fellow author (albeit a crap one- me, not you!) I am looking forward to reading your book. I really enjoyed reading your introductory chapter available on the web and will make an effort to get hold of your book at Forbidden Planet.
I also now "hate" you  :D  as your plot line has an uncanny similarity to one I had been working on for a few months. Joking apart. I think you have done a better job than me and I hope to read future novels by you,


Thanks for your comments, Marsh! I must say I am rather surprised that no-one seems to have used this plot (or the title) before, it seemed rather an obvious ploy to me. The good news is that the same basic idea could be used to write endless spin-offs. After all, I only assumed 'future guidance' to Germany and the UK. That leaves the USSR, Japan, the USA... :D

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#95 Ed Gilbert

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Posted 14 February 2005 - 1852 PM

Ken's book, like Steve Zaloga's earlier number on WW2 tank crewmen in Europe in WW2, will - I gather from the cover art - include the experiences of a real tanker, in this case Bob Neiman. Is this true, Ken?

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Posted 14 February 2005 - 1854 PM

Got it, read it. Congratualtions, Tony. I would have gone in several different directions, and few of them as good as yours. A nice read.

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Posted 15 February 2005 - 1644 PM

Ken's book, like Steve Zaloga's earlier number on WW2 tank crewmen in Europe in WW2, will - I gather from the cover art - include the experiences of a real tanker, in this case Bob Neiman. Is this true, Ken?

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Ed, I continued the series protocol of having an imaginary character as protagonist, but Bob is mentioned as a historical figure and reference in quotes. So only Steve Zaloga has, I think, the distinction of using a true person. Ken

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Posted 20 February 2005 - 1150 AM

I just got my copy of the Fleets book by the gentleman named Worth. Heh, Heh, Tiornu, great book. Found it at Half Price Books, someone had sold theirs as part of an estate sale lot. So its mine, all mine......

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Posted 20 February 2005 - 2145 PM

I've got a question pointed to Marsh and Ken

How do you go about getting a book published by Osprey? I know they do not accept unsolicited manuscripts, but what is the process of getting a manuscript into their hands? I have a manuscript (about 40% done) for a semi-obsure battle in WW1 (Tanga, German East Africa) and think that because of the nature of the topic would be great for them. However, I'm clueless as to how to get such stuff moving along, so it kinda take the impetus out of the whoe writing process. But then again, so does 18 hours in College in order to graduate... ;)

#100 Ed Gilbert

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Posted 21 February 2005 - 0653 AM

I'm not Marsh or Ken, but here goes:

In my experience (and this was the case with Ken as I recall; I''ll ask him at dinner tonight), Osprey contacts you. Like most publishers (and other businesses), they have a longer-term plan based on what their experience tells them will sell. If your project fits their plan, that's a start. I would suggest that you go to their site and look at the "suggestions" from their reader polls. But note that what shows up there is from a very small selection of readers, and their editorial board will go with experience and past market success.

Osprey also publishes "format" books with very exacting requirements with regard to photos, word count, and such. It's often tough to write to the formula.

You should start by contacting them, and if they are interested you would submit a proposal - fairly detailed.

I suggest that you contact some even more specialized publishers. What country are you in?




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