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Re: It's available now! New Book: All about Hauptwerk

Postby kaspencer » Thu Jul 16, 2015 4:19 am

Thanks to everyone for the support, and to Brett for ensuring that people will continue to see the details of the book.
All the comments have been supportive thus far, which I am pleased about. We are still waiting for the retail distribution to take effect though that shouldn't now be too long: mind you Amazon and the high street retailers are a bit brutal with their cut, as I discovered with my computing book!

Brett: As the book is dedicated to Martin, I wondered whether there is any way of getting a copy to him? I had the old address of Crumhorn Labs, but I suspect that address may no longer be correct.

Thanks again everyone.

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Re: It's available now! New Book: All about Hauptwerk

Postby mdyde » Thu Jul 16, 2015 4:37 am

Thanks very much, Ken. Much appreciated. I've sent you an email.
Best regards,
Martin.

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Re: It's available now! New Book: All about Hauptwerk

Postby atugores » Wed Aug 12, 2015 12:11 pm

Hello, how can I buy this book in spain, thanks
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Re: It's available now! New Book: All about Hauptwerk

Postby kaspencer » Sat Aug 22, 2015 7:18 am

atugores wrote:Hello, how can I buy this book in spain, thanks


Sorry for the delay in replying.

The book is available worldwide online from http://lulu.com/kaspencer.
You can also order it directly from retail booksellers. If they have to order it for you (they probably won't have it in stock in the bookshop), tell them the international distributor is Ingrams.

I hope that helps, and that you enjoy the book ...

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Re: It's available now! New Book: All about Hauptwerk

Postby BarryG » Thu Sep 03, 2015 10:17 am

I recently purchased this in the US from Amazon, with immediate delivery.

I wish I'd had this when I was first considering and then assembling and adjusting my Hauptwerk system!! Full of very useful information about Hauptwerk, of course, but also about how real organs work and are voiced, very interesting to someone like me who hasn't had the opportunity to play the real thing since being a church organist in my distant days of youth.

This is not a repeat of the Hauptwerk users' guide. It covers the things one needs to do to get to the point of needing the users' guide. I learned from it, and it will remain a good reference for the future. I recommend it highly!

Thank you Ken!

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Re: It's available now! New Book: All about Hauptwerk

Postby kaspencer » Thu Sep 03, 2015 1:25 pm

Thank you so much Barry for your kind words. I am really pleased that the book has been so well received.
Sales have gone well, although they have slowed as time has gone on.
All the same, I am glad it has been useful to those who purchased it.

Very best wishes,

Ken.
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Re: It's available now! New Book: All about Hauptwerk

Postby Lee M » Sun Sep 13, 2015 11:30 am

I must offer a big "Thank You" to Kenneth Spencer for his great book "All About Hauptwerk" - the bow on the wonderful package of Hauptwerk! 

Like many, I have benefited from the patience of Brett and his team and from the accumulated knowledge and experience of the members of this forum. It seems, however, that I fit perfectly into that audience that Ken describes in his preface. I'm basically familiar with the workings of a computer, but would rather spend time playing than doing "computer things".

This is in no way to diminish the excellent Hauptwerk Manual and User Guide, but I find having a real book to hand to take to my shop or to read when the opportunity presents itself is a real plus. Also, "Hats Off" to Ken for his research and for presenting in a very lucid manner such topics as MIDI messages, acoustic damping and audio groups (one of the most troublesome aspects for me when setting up my system). He is also full of suggestions for such varied topics as selecting sub-woofers and editing audio files! 

On a personal side, when I was contemplating entering the Hauptwerk World, it was Ken's videos that convinced me to take the step and I've been grateful ever since. 

Good luck to you, Ken, and thanks for for your efforts!
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Re: It's available now! New Book: All about Hauptwerk

Postby LenS » Tue Dec 08, 2015 7:48 am

Hi Keith,
Interested in buying the book along with the ereader version. I'm in Australia. But can't seem to get to your site.
Please let me know when its working again.
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Re: It's available now! New Book: All about Hauptwerk

Postby kaspencer » Tue Dec 08, 2015 12:53 pm

Hello Len ...

I'm not sure what the problem was, as at the moment, my page on the publisher's site is readily available, and for ordering.
Try http://www.lulu.com/kaspencer or http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/kaspencer and either of those should get you there. You should be able to see the book (and a few other organ-related items) there in the list.
If you'd like a copy of the ebook, just send me (directly - use your own email address) the Lulu order number and date, and I'll send it to you. (It is for your own personal use, and should not be passed on).

I do hope that helps ... feel free to let me know of you have any other problem, and I'll tell Lulu.

Best wishes,

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Re: It's available now! New Book: All about Hauptwerk

Postby Simon_B » Sun Jan 10, 2016 7:18 pm

Having just joined this rather fab forum, I would just like to add my voice to those thanking Mr Spencer for the work that has gone into his book. I purchased a copy as soon as I had secured an old organ pedalboard to use, and I am very glad I have had it with me throughout the very earliest stages of my build. Even though I have barely started, the book has already more than paid for itself by ensuring I have gone down no false avenues with my ideas.

I can't recommend it enough. It is now my well-thumbed "Build Bible!

Thank you again, Mr Spencer.
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Re: It's available now! New Book: All about Hauptwerk

Postby kaspencer » Sun Jan 10, 2016 7:25 pm

Simon, I can only say "thank you" for those remarks. And I am so pleased that the book is proving useful.

I wish you the best of success with your project.

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Re: It's available now! New Book: All about Hauptwerk

Postby Erzahler » Wed Feb 03, 2016 7:45 pm

Ken, your book is of great help to the Hauptwerk user and console builder. I find setting combinations, setter, generals etc a bit of a mystery and not very intuitive to use. Is there help just for this aspect of HW?
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Re: It's available now! New Book: All about Hauptwerk

Postby kaspencer » Thu Feb 04, 2016 2:22 pm

Thanks for the compliment, Erz.

I will give thought to your question and post whatever I can in response. Unfortunately a very busy weekend awaits me from tomorrow onward - so it'll be sometime next week!

Best wishes,

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Re: It's available now! New Book: All about Hauptwerk

Postby Erzahler » Thu Feb 04, 2016 8:57 pm

Thanks Ken, only when you have some time :D
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