I really like the idea of the song book, and supporting Justin, but I really wish Justin and publisher would re-consider the decisions on spical binding and PDF.
By not offering either, the only way to get a lie-flat book is:
-order the hard-copy book
-wait 21 days
-arrange to photocopy it ( poor quality) and pay for that
-arrange for sprial binding any pay for that.
There is a simply solution here, and for the life of me, I cannot figure out why Justin and publisher are not jumping on it, and thats simply to make it available in PDF. The fact that the "publisher is not keen " is a pretty lame reason. If it were me, I would change publishers!
The PDF purchase option would be IDEAL in that:
- we could download it instantly (and not wait 21 days)
- we could use in on our computers if wanted.
- we could download to our ipads if we wanted
- we could print in ourselves (higher quality than photocopy) if we wanted
- we could get in sprial bound ourselves if we wanted
Not to mention its a million % profit for Justin - no printing/binding/shipping. Is there some other hidden cost to PDF? Fine - charge more!
This is a no-brainer!
So, as much I want to support Justin (and will through other methods), I will absolutely not buy a bound book, than I am forced to wait 21 days for, crack open, and then incur more time and expense to photocopy each sheet and have it spiral bound.. and still not have it available lectronically unless I scan all the poor quality pages! Its simply not a smart option.
Please Justin, post a PDF for purchased download! Its not up to your publisher - its up to you! Tell your publisher that YOU are keen on it!