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Don Altschwager 12-05-2020 11:00 AM

Launch Magazine History of Rockets and Model Rockets Book
 
I have had this book in my Wish List on Amazon since it was announced in 2009.

Today I get an Email from Amazon that it is now available, so I go to the Amazon listing and of course it still says Temporarily Out of Stock.

I have a feeling that the system just hiccupped and coughed out this notice to me, unless it may really finally be going to print??????

Was wondering if anybody knows.

Thanks,

ghrocketman 12-05-2020 11:06 AM

Pure Vaporware.
Less likely than a relaunch of 18mm Cox D8 or AVI Gold Composite motors.

Tau Zero 12-05-2020 12:18 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Don Altschwager
I have a feeling that the system just hiccupped and coughed out this notice to me, unless it may really finally be going to print??????

Was wondering if anybody knows.
Don,

While I don't have an "insider's" connection to Mark Mayfield, the publisher of Launch Magazine, I don't think that this book ever went to print.

--That I know of. Which isn't much.


Best wishes,

luke strawwalker 01-13-2021 05:05 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tau Zero
Don,

While I don't have an "insider's" connection to Mark Mayfield, the publisher of Launch Magazine, I don't think that this book ever went to print.

--That I know of. Which isn't much.


Best wishes,


I'd be fairly certain it never did if getting it into print didn't happen on someone else's dime... IOW if there wasn't money they could get ahold of ahead of time to pay to get it in print then I doubt it ever happened. Just like they did with Launch magazine itself-- take the money and RUN like the crooks they are... Later! OL J R :)

Don Altschwager 01-13-2021 07:58 PM

I think what happened (getting the message that it was available) was that Amazon Great Britain listed the book, which for whatever reason, kicked me a message that it was available.

Royatl 01-13-2021 08:55 PM

Mark hasn't mentioned anything on Facebook. His posts are mainly about teaching at Alabama, and crowing about the football team. He did mention Launch Magazine in a post about the Apollo 8 launch anniversary.

shockwaveriderz 01-14-2021 10:42 AM

I emailed Mark about a month ago and he never responded. My email ay have gone to the spam folder for all I know.

Anyway I have a request:

anybody that has a complete collection of Launch Magazine, I am willing to pay postage from and to me, so that I can scan all the issues. PM if interested. I used to have the complete collection, but they now lay with the fishes in some landfill....

heada 01-14-2021 10:52 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by shockwaveriderz
I emailed Mark about a month ago and he never responded. My email ay have gone to the spam folder for all I know.

Anyway I have a request:

anybody that has a complete collection of Launch Magazine, I am willing to pay postage from and to me, so that I can scan all the issues. PM if interested. I used to have the complete collection, but they now lay with the fishes in some landfill....


Timing sucks, I purged my copies just a month ago.

Gus 01-14-2021 01:15 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by luke strawwalker
I'd be fairly certain it never did if getting it into print didn't happen on someone else's dime... IOW if there wasn't money they could get ahold of ahead of time to pay to get it in print then I doubt it ever happened. Just like they did with Launch magazine itself-- take the money and RUN like the crooks they are... Later! OL J R :)

Luke,

Please just stop. Enough is enough. You and a couple others have been fixated on this for years. Any time Launch magazine comes up you cry "crook, crook, crook!"

The people who brought us Launch are really nice, honest fellow rocketeers who got wiped out in the economic meltdown of 2008. They lost their business, their homes, their rocketry collections, everything. Subscribers to Launch, who lost totally inconsequential amounts, are at the very bottom of the list of real Launch creditors. You'll get repaid after all the others, which won't ever happen, because it can't.

Honestly, Luke, it's like you loaned a neighbor your hedge trimmer, their house got wiped out in a tornado, and you go on and on for years about how they're a crook because they didn't replace your trimmer. You act as though they engineered their own destruction to take advantage of you.

Nobody defrauded you, Luke. It's time to stop calling people crooks, who aren't.

Steve

Don Altschwager 01-14-2021 01:34 PM

If the book does come out, I would order it in an instant.
That is why it is still on my wish list after all these years.


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