scot,

got your book today. it looks sharp!

i compared it against the partial proofing that i did with those pdf pages that i printed out a couple of months ago and there are still some flies in the ointment.

i hope to have the proofing  completely finished by the end of this week so i can send the 2nd copy back to you with all those "red pen marks".

a couple of things though before i forget:

1. the spiral bindings ripped the envelope almost to shreds. they need  to be sent out in a higher quality of envelope.

2. i talked to the manager of the music store that i teach out of about carrying the book(s) in the store. since they need to make a profit on all book sales, you'd have to cut them a deal. they normally buy books by the dozen. so the initial order would only be 12 books.

3. in order to make them "retail ready" it would probably be a good idea to have the price printed on the back cover (and a bar code would  also be a good idea - but not mandatory since they can create their own bar codes for items).

thanks for the kind dedication and autograph. i truly appreciate that!!!
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