I sent my Aggressive Tax Avoidance for Real Estate investors 20th edition to the book manufacturer today. (We do not call them printers. If you get a book printed and bound by a printer, it will cost about triple what it should. Companies that print and bind books are called book manufacturers. If you give the book to a printer, they will give it to a book manufacturer and collect a stupid toll from you for adding a middleman.)
They will probably send me a proof to approve this week, after that it usually takes about three weeks for an 18-wheeler to come to a stop in front of my house with one or more pallets of books. At that point, what you get when you order will be an 8 1/2 x 11 paperback book. Until then, you get a comb-bound version made by me.
My son was processing orders last Saturday as usual when he said, “What’d you do? Advertise the tax book?” This was said in an accusatory tone like, “Have you been stealing the thin mints?” “No,” I said. I generally do not advertise, sort of like Hersheys chocolate. “Did you put it on Facebook?” “Yeah, and a facebook real estate page for West Point grads and in my real estate blog.”
“That would explain why we have a ton of orders for it.” I had not made enough and had to make more while he was processing. It is somewhat slow work to make them by hand. Also expensive: burning through $250 toner cartridges and reams of paper literally. You get about two books per ream.
So thanks for the orders, but can I persuade some of you to wait for the paperback?
Also, I updated the page that tells people who already have a prior edition what new stuff is in the new edition.
When I am not printing and binding tax books, I work on my next new book, How to Spot Dishonest Arguments.
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