By the miracles of modern technology (a technology I contributed to!), it is possible to self-publish a book without a minimum printing run of thousands or more. I recently took advantage of one of these services to make a limited edition of my collection of stories and essays, Nightscape Odyssey, posted previously on this site.
It was tricky to get the layout just right; it took two proofs, but I’m happy with the result and the experience was satisfying, especially taking delivery of the final copies. Even more satisfying was giving them away as gifts.
If you didn’t get one, it was because you probably aren’t one of my nephews or nieces, whom I felt should have some artifact of their odd uncle’s interests, and stories about what road trips were like way back when. Don’t worry though, if you really want a copy of this book, the same company that published them for me can make one for you! You’ll have to pay the going rate however, and you may find it more than you want to shell out for just another coffee table book. (https://www.blurb.com/b/10435240-nightscape-odyssey)
But if you don’t insist on an actual physical hard-cover book, Nightscape Odyssey can be had for free! A pdf version is available for download (20MB). I hope you enjoy it!
Wonderful Thor! Thank you for completing Nightscape Odyssey – both the stories and the photos are literally full of wonder! I want to share both the hard copy version as well as the downloadable pdf with the Dark Sky community in Flagstaff if that is OK with you.
We were away for a good amount of time and stopped our mail until we returned. What a wonderful surprise to get Nightscape Odyssey. The photos are thrilling and the narrative personal and we love the dry humor. Thank you, Thor. This was a WONDERFUL way to start the new year.
Karen and John