ANYONE CAN RIDE A UNICYCLE

Hello all,

I want to thank everyone who has ordered my book ANYONE CAN RIDE A UNICYCLE or
who has shown an interest in it, and Birne for recommending it, which triggered
this whole thing off. Unfortunately, Miyata is completely out of stock and I
only have a few copies left. Since Miyata does not have plans to market
unicycles in the US in the immediate future, they cannot reprint at this time.
They say that they will reprint only if there is a demand for at least 2000 or
3000 copies.

Any millionaires out there who lots of unicycle books, just shout. In the
meantime, I will be glad to make photocopies and send it to you for $15, which
includes photocopying. It is still quite legible, but the photographs are of
course not as nice.

I am sorry about the change in price. The $10 price did not take the price of
photocopying into account. BTW, the amount you send need not be $15 exactly if
you send it in, say, Canadian dollars.

I am sorry to have raised false hopes. I should have checked with Miyata before
making the announcement. For those of you who have already sent me $10, I will
stand by my previous announcement, so you need not send the difference.

BTW, there are plenty of copies of the Japanese version available (hundreds of
thousands have been distributed in Japan) if you can read it. If not, buy my
dictionary :-)…

Oh, Alberto, what ever happened to the plan of translating it to Spanish?
Actually, I am open to offers to translations to any language. The problem is
the need for a means to sell and distribute.

Stay on top,

Jack Halpern, IUF Vice President

Kanji Dictionary Publishing Society 1-3-502 3-Chome Niiza, Niiza-shi, Saitama
352 JAPAN Voice: +81-048-481-3103 Fax: +81-048-479-1323

Re: Anyone Can Ride a Unicycle

If somebody has this book and a scanner how about scanning it and adding it to
the unicycling home page? I have seen lot’s of stuff on the web that has been
scanned. Not always the greatest but usually readable. I have the book but no
scanner, anybody have both?

Would need to get Jack’s permission first, I suppose.

Andy Arhelger awa@vnet.ibm.com andya5@aol.com

Re: Re: Anyone Can Ride a Unicycle

Andrew Arhelger wrote:
|> If somebody has this book and a scanner how about scanning it and adding it
|> to the unicycling home page? I have seen lot’s of stuff on the web that has
|> been scanned. Not always the greatest but usually readable. I have the book
|> but no scanner, anybody have both?
|>
|> Would need to get Jack’s permission first, I suppose.
|>
|> Andy Arhelger awa@vnet.ibm.com andya5@aol.com

Well, let someone start thinking about the scanner, and I’ll check into
copyright problems. The books is copyrighted and the publishing rights belong to
Miyata. I will discuss it with them and let you know the results.

Regards, Jack Halpern

Kanji Dictionary Publishing Society 1-3-502 3-Chome Niiza, Niiza-shi, Saitama
352 JAPAN Voice: +81-048-481-3103 Fax: +81-048-479-1323

Re: Anyone Can Ride a Unicycle - scanning

>Andrew Arhelger wrote:
>|> If somebody has this book and a scanner how about scanning it and adding it
>|> to the unicycling home page? I have seen lot’s of stuff on the web that has
>|> been scanned. Not always the greatest but usually readable. I have the book
>|> but no scanner, anybody have both?
>|>
>|> Would need to get Jack’s permission first, I suppose.
>|>
>|> Andy Arhelger awa@vnet.ibm.com andya5@aol.com
>
>Well, let someone start thinking about the scanner, and I’ll check into
>copyright problems. The books is copyrighted and the publishing rights belong
>to Miyata. I will discuss it with them and let you know the results.
>
>
>Regards, Jack Halpern

I have a scanner and OCR software. I’ll do the scanning, but I don’t have a copy
of the book! I’ll return it of course, if someone lends me a copy (I’m in the
U.K.). How many pages is it - if it’s 200 pages, I’m not doing it on my own!
Also, what kind of layout is it? If there are lots of diagrams/pictures tied to
the text it might be best to just scan it as it is. But if there are a lot of
text blocks, and just a few pictures, I could digitise the text into ASCII,
reducing the file size by a huge amount.

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