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Orphan Airman. by G Reynolds

Contact Geoff on

geoffreynoldsSPAM@stirlingpilot.org.uk

remembering to delete the ...SPAM... bit before sending!

 

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At a recent Mildenhall Association Reunion, I was approached by a guy who told me a story. Not about the War, or a Bomber crew, but about the research and effort put in to produce a book.

The guy had been to a few publishers with the book he had written, based on, and dedicated to his Uncle, who was 15 Sqdn Aircrew, and was killed in the war. The Publisher response was awful. They were not interested. In fact, the only interest he found was in them publishing the book as a private venture, at a cost well into the thousands of pounds.

I am sure his is not a unique experience.

With the Web, we have an opportunity to bypass the publishers, with their horrendous costs, and do it our way. The few research pages, the stories, or the full blown books CAN all be published, to a wider audience than dreamed of.

So what is the concept? I intend to "publish" Geoff's book. The exact format is not yet finalised, but will probably be along the lines of a synopsis, extracts and a PDF file locked down to READ ONLY and published on "Stirling Pilot" AT NO COST. The copyright will obviously remain with Geoff, although if interest is there, a full download could be made available at minimal cost.

After all, the objective is not to generate whole piles of money; it is to honour and preserve the memories and stories of the Bomber crews who flew, fought and died for our today.

PLEASE, LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF THIS INITIATIVE, WHETHER AS A CONTRIBUTER OR READER/HISTORIAN. YOU WILL DECIDE IF THIS CONCEPT PROCEEDS.

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