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Lottery Results Almanac Preview on Amazon

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Posted: February 22, 2010, 11:55 pm - IP Logged

There were some members asking about when the they'd be able to get a peek inside the Lottery Results Almanac books.  Well, the "Look Inside" feature at Amazon.com is now available for both the United States and Canada editions of the book.

Also, Amazon offers free shipping (and no tax) on both!

 

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    Posted: February 23, 2010, 5:45 am - IP Logged

    Thanks Todd.  Now I have a face to put with the name.

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      Posted: February 23, 2010, 7:32 am - IP Logged

       Thanks, as soon as i pay my taxes, your book is on my list.

       HyperBe Happy.

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        Posted: February 23, 2010, 10:08 am - IP Logged

        Thanks Todd.  Now I have a face to put with the name.

        I dident see a pic of Todd. Just curious what he looks like. I picture a guy with many piercings and tatoos...j/k. Ur a busy guy Todd, Cant wait to purchase the book when payday rolls around

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          Posted: February 23, 2010, 10:39 am - IP Logged

          I dident see a pic of Todd. Just curious what he looks like. I picture a guy with many piercings and tatoos...j/k. Ur a busy guy Todd, Cant wait to purchase the book when payday rolls around

          He's probably referring to the "Look Inside" feature, which includes a pic on the back cover.  That pic was taken in January.

           

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            Posted: February 23, 2010, 3:48 pm - IP Logged

            When I glanced back at the "Look Inside" pages, I just noticed that they are not perfectly accurate.  All the shading that appears on each page is missing -- probably because of the way the image translation was done by Amazon.

            In the actual books, all of the results tables have "zebra stripes" -- every other row has a light shading so it is easy to follow the information across the page.  If you've looked at any of the Lottery Post results pages you have seen zebra stripes, as all the rows have an alternating color.

            Aside from the shading not displaying in the Look Inside preview at Amazon, it at least gives a good idea as to the content and layout.  I tested the book layout by using it myself for a while, and I find it very useful and easy to use.

             

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              Posted: February 23, 2010, 11:39 pm - IP Logged

              When I glanced back at the "Look Inside" pages, I just noticed that they are not perfectly accurate.  All the shading that appears on each page is missing -- probably because of the way the image translation was done by Amazon.

              In the actual books, all of the results tables have "zebra stripes" -- every other row has a light shading so it is easy to follow the information across the page.  If you've looked at any of the Lottery Post results pages you have seen zebra stripes, as all the rows have an alternating color.

              Aside from the shading not displaying in the Look Inside preview at Amazon, it at least gives a good idea as to the content and layout.  I tested the book layout by using it myself for a while, and I find it very useful and easy to use.

              That "look inside" is a pretty cool feature.  Gives you a good idea what the content is before purchasing.  Nice job Todd......and I like the new photo.  Big Smile

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                Posted: February 27, 2010, 2:56 pm - IP Logged

                I'll get the Delorean.Thumbs Up

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                  Posted: March 7, 2010, 12:18 pm - IP Logged

                  I don't know if I will purchase it or not being I only follow a couple states.

                  However your picture did look good.

                  HAWK

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                  Or conversely, we may not see something because we don’t expect to see it.*


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                    Posted: March 13, 2010, 3:35 am - IP Logged

                    Nice. I was wondering if that feature would be available. As a rule I do not purchase an unknown book without a look inside and I do judge a book by it's cover on Amazone if that's all that is presented.

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                      Posted: April 2, 2010, 6:13 pm - IP Logged

                      Outstanding work on your Almanac. Do you have plans to compile and sell this same data via e-book?

                      Smiley Steve

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                        Posted: April 11, 2010, 12:28 pm - IP Logged

                        Todd,

                        As one who thrives on daily lottery stats, and sells rare Books on Abe, love your work;  notice the price is increasing in several countries.

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                          Posted: April 11, 2010, 1:47 pm - IP Logged

                          Outstanding work on your Almanac. Do you have plans to compile and sell this same data via e-book?

                          Quite possibly!  Do you have a particular type of e-reader that you use? 

                          I was considering publishing for both the Amazon Kindle as well as Apple iPad (the format is called ePub).

                           

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                            Posted: April 11, 2010, 1:56 pm - IP Logged

                            Todd,

                            As one who thrives on daily lottery stats, and sells rare Books on Abe, love your work;  notice the price is increasing in several countries.

                            Thanks!

                            Yes, I noticed the higher price, especially in other countries.  Amazon has a nice discount right now, however, and offers free shipping (and no tax in most states).

                            Low prices don't last forever, so people who are looking to pick up a copy shouldn't wait -- I can't see it getting any lower, but I do see it getting higher, especially over time.

                            The Almanac series will continue to be published year-after-year, so if you are looking to maintain a complete set of historical lottery results for all games, waiting is a bad idea.  (You don't want "2009" missing from your set, and don't forget the Canada Edition too.)  I recently obtained my ISSN number for the Almanac series, so it's officially an on-going series!

                             

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                              Posted: April 11, 2010, 6:17 pm - IP Logged

                              There were some members asking about when the they'd be able to get a peek inside the Lottery Results Almanac books.  Well, the "Look Inside" feature at Amazon.com is now available for both the United States and Canada editions of the book.

                              Also, Amazon offers free shipping (and no tax) on both!

                              Thanks Todd, I told my friend to buy your book!

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