A chap l know calls changing the subject somewhat, "diving down rabbit holes"
Frequently over the last few years I have asked myself and any bugger that would listen the above question and after considerable thought I believe it can be answered in two parts, the FIRST by simply refer you to the inside cover of any of the BOB BOOKS, however immediately on saying that I realized you most likely do not yet have any, so have written this long winded what ever, in a attempt to explain what this site is about and why it was created. The SECOND was the realization that because many people have been conned into believing many things are beyond their capabilities, simply because some bloody educated parrot has told them as they aren't qualified they could not do it, and to further drive home the illusion that they are brighter that THOU, proceed to confuse and confound you with science.
Rather than just write 'I was born in 1941 and I left school in 1956, retired in 2005, and died in 20--?' I have include some of the family information covering the last 65 years that I hope will answer most of the questions that those that come after me may ask. Also I hope some of the things that have happened that make life what it is will give some of you a laugh, and revive memories long almost forgotten. There is plenty that some will think is useless information, but if I have included it, most must have had some meaning or value to me, and I hope it may also be of interest to a few others.
These books may also give everyone an idea as to why I am as I am, and explain how some of the events and many of the things that have happened have shaped and molded my whole being, my character or what ever you want to call it, into what or who I am today. The things that happen and the people around us as we go though life, have a much bigger effect on our character than most people imagine. Numerous people have told me, as they read through the books and moved through the years they could almost sense my attitudes changing and relate what they were reading to events that were happening to and around us at the time.
Anyway, not only do the kids have the books on their Dads entire life but also on their Mums last 45 years,(now almost 50 years) and how all our lives were when they were young. Finally, what has been very satisfying to me is that while I gave copies to the kids many other folk have asked for them, and I have been happy to oblige. Unfortunately as writing is something new to me after finishing each new edition I think that is the final time, and I let a few more go. Inevitably after looking at them a couple of times decide they are not the way I want them and alter them once again so it is truly a work in progress. Now that they are being sold commercially with new ISBN and bar-codes I am stuck with them as they are.
Now for the second part of the QUESTION; It is exactly like I have already said some where or other these books are entirely SELF-PUBLISHED, so why should I stop there. I really don’t think the publishers of books written by whom they call self published authors put too much effort into selling them, their revenue comes from what they call set up costs. I get many emails from these organizations telling me what a fantastic deal they have just for ME, and man are some persistent. What I do now is send their email back as a reply with a few questions, like. Which way does the money flow, YOU TO ME, or ME TO YOU.
Just a bit more about these print shops that presumptuously call themselves Publishing Houses and look down their noses at the likes of me, while consistently refereeing to their clients as self published authors, how can the authors be self published when they have paid thousands of dollars getting their books printed. If the thousands of authors they quote are anything like two I know there must have been thousands of pine trees cut down just for the paper, it makes me wonder just how many thousands of books are jammed under beds etcetera world wide.