****Ed King's New Book**** - Important Announcement

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Sun Nov 21 12:13:31 EST 2021

My pre-order is in.

Brian Gilleran
Herndon, VA

> On Nov 21, 2021, at 10:47 AM, NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at nwhs.org> wrote:
> To all N&WHS Members and N&W Enthusiasts!
> For quite some time a number of us have been encouraging you to pre-order and purchase a copy of the newest book by Ed King, Memoirs of an Appalachian Railroad Man. In discussing the status of this book with Ken Miller I learned we are still about 100 orders shy of making this fantastic book a reality.
> So I am putting my money where my mouth is, and issuing a challenge to each and every one of you, so here goes:
> Starting today, for each of the next 100 books pre-ordered and purchased, I will donate $10.00 per book to NWHS. Yes, that means I'm on the hook for $1,000, but I feel so strongly about getting this book in print for all to enjoy that I am willing to do this.
> So please, go now to https://www.nwhs.org/commissary/books-nwhs.html <https://www.nwhs.org/commissary/books-nwhs.html> and pre-order and purchase this book. Ken will send me a monthly tally of the number of pre-order purchases and I will send a check to NWHS each month until we sell at least 100 books. We will keep you informed just where orders stand.
> This is a win-win situation for all of us. We will each receive a copy of Ed's wonderful book, the Society will benefit from the money received as a result of book sales and my donations. Ed King was there in the glory days of the steam to diesel transition. He “lived and breathed” N&W railroading that most of us can only imagine.
> Ken Miller advises the printing cost of the book has likely gone up, in that the price of printing paper has escalated dramatically, and its availability has declined due to paper companies shutting down the mills pre-pandemic. This  probably means the eventual selling price will be increased above the current pre-order price of $49.95. So please order and purchase now!
> And if any other members want to step up to the plate and make a similar offer of donating money for each book pre-ordered and purchased, please feel free to join in and let Ken know.
> So what do you say?
> Jim Brewer
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