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    Yeah I can see the limitations you've had to work with, keen nonetheless.

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    Great Idea. Best of luck

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    Is it just forum threads? Been some good feature articles over the years too; would be good to see a few of them in print too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andre View Post
    Is it just forum threads? Been some good feature articles over the years too; would be good to see a few of them in print too.
    Yes, it's just forum threads.

    But yes agree with you completely, the quality of features over the years has been awesome and hopefully we can do something on this in the future.


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    I don't want to appear negative, but I do have a question...

    Let's say I'm an average bookshop punter and I'm looking at cricket books for something to read over summer. I see this book, think "that looks interesting", read the blurb and see that it's a collection of posts from "cricketweb.net". Why wouldn't I just put the book down, buy something else, and come home to jump online and read the cricketweb stuff for free?

    That said, I really hope it does well. It's bloody hard to get stuff published, I've tried a few times and failed, so I really hope this gets up and does well. At the very least, it's great promo for the site.

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    I don't think what you're saying is negative, it's a fair point seeing as the content is all free to begin with. The logic behind publishing the book is to give cricket fans another way to enjoy cricket conversations and bring a piece of the internet medium to the print medium. Certain cricket fans don't touch an internet forum and this would hopefully bring them in based off the threads we've chosen to include and the overall quality of them.

    This is though a completely new concept that is being trialed and has never been done before with any sporting forum. Who knows how it may go but so far all we've had is positive feedback.

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    I think it would really be a hit with the people who are still cricket fans but who are not all that internet savvy.. My dad still thinks the best way to spend time cricket-related is to read some cricket literature. He still feels newspaper reports are better than watching highlights etc.. So there is that section of people who may enjoy fan conversations in a printed form..
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    I hope these threads have been heavily edited. Committing to print that Garry Sobers was a pie thrower, Viv Richards batted like a girl, Warne and Murali can be separated by a spreadsheet if you disregard the existence of small countries, Imran Khan is the most important Human Being since Moses (even when bowling left-handed) might not see the forum in it's best light. This is without even considering first chance averages and Ian Bishop having been a more effective Test bowler than any spinner in history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lillian Thomson View Post
    I hope these threads have been heavily edited. Committing to print that Garry Sobers was a pie thrower, Viv Richards batted like a girl, Warne and Murali can be separated by a spreadsheet if you disregard the existence of small countries, Imran Khan is the most important Human Being since Moses (even when bowling left-handed) might not see the forum in it's best light. This is without even considering first chance averages and Ian Bishop having been a more effective Test bowler than any spinner in history.
    If this became public it may have changed cricket for ever
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    Now available on Amazon for pre-order - tell your friends

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    Liking the title.
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    Foreword by Pratters.

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    The inclusion of the 'Hear, Hear Lend Me Your Ear' thread could have turned this into one of the most important pieces of literature ever published.
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    Can you post up a picture of a page of the book. It'll be interesting to see what it looks like in the printed word. Presumably without avatars distracting the reader.

    Also, please give us monthly updates on the sales figures.
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    Would pay for an eBook version

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