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New course: Le québécois en 10 leçons

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 Message 25 of 167
03 October 2012 at 10:48pm | IP Logged 
I just received my new "Le québécois en 10 leçons" in the mail. Very quick delivery from LuLu.com. And I downloaded the audio files.

My first impression: EXCELLENT. There is a massive amount of great material in these 144 pages and the audio files. I can only imagine the huge amount of work required to develop and write this book.

It certainly is not your standard "Learn French" textbook. It looks like the missing link in my years of trying to learn to speak and understand French in Canada. That being said, it is going to take a huge amount of work on my part to do justice to what this book and audio have to offer.

More comments later when I have been able to absorb more of this wonderful new resource.

Thank you Arekkusu!




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 Message 26 of 167
07 October 2012 at 2:35am | IP Logged 
If you happen to live or around Winnipeg, the book is now available at the French-
language bookstore called
À la page.

[Oct. 13] It's now also available at McNally Robinson (in Winnipeg).

Edited by Arekkusu on 15 October 2012 at 6:10pm

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Volte kindly presented a detailed review of her work with the first lesson of the book in this thread.
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 Message 28 of 167
21 October 2012 at 11:36pm | IP Logged 
At this point, the book is only available in book format. Is anyone interested in
purchasing the e-book version? I understand this would save people the shipping costs,
but there is the risk that the book might become available for free online... What do you
think?
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Did you try to get it published through L'Harmattan? They do publish books "à compte d'auteur", which implies the
author needs to finance part of the process, but it does guarantee some kind of distribution.
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22 October 2012 at 3:16am | IP Logged 
Homogenik wrote:
Did you try to get it published through L'Harmattan? They do publish
books "à compte d'auteur", which implies the
author needs to finance part of the process, but it does guarantee some kind of
distribution.

Thanks, I'll consider that. Another publisher is looking at it now. I don't dislike self-
publishing though, and I'll see what they have to offer.
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 Message 31 of 167
22 October 2012 at 3:22am | IP Logged 
Arekkusu wrote:
I understand this would save people the shipping costs,
but there is the risk that the book might become available for free online... What do
you think?

Tricky question. I personally like having digital versions of books, maybe not
exclusively, but I like having the option.

I think piracy is always a concern, but it't not something that's going to go away,
either.

I guess you'd have to weigh whether you plan on making the book a bigger part of your
income being generated, or whether you view it as "extra money", so to speak.

That said, and maybe I'm naive, but I truly believe that if a person finds something
useful, they'll pay for it in the end. The ones that steal for the sake of stealing
would never have bought it in the first place.

Have you talked to any other authors that have dealt with the situation?

R.
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Edited by hrhenry on 22 October 2012 at 3:24am

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22 October 2012 at 3:28am | IP Logged 
hrhenry wrote:
I guess you'd have to weigh whether you plan on making the book a bigger
part of your income being generated, or whether you view it as "extra money", so to
speak.
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How do you mean? Which option would belong to which scenario?

I did speak with one other author who is not in the least worried about piracy.


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