‘A Really Traditional Alphabet Book’ published as paperback

Integrated writing workbook. Jokes and puzzles for older kids.

This is my first children's book. I had created an alphabet book some years ago based on what I could recall from my own alphabet book from kindergarten. Most new alphabet books use totally different words. It is not always A for apple, B for ball, C for cat... Not in this book.

Book cover

I wanted add my collection of 50 traditional nursery rhymes as bonus material but the book seller objected to the public domain images from old nursery books. Their logic is that customers need not pay for something that is essentially free. It is understandable but given the way kids' books are priced or I shoud say overpriced. Recently, I offered to review a children's story book by another author. It is less than a dozen pages of text and full-page pictures but costs $16. My book would have had so much more material but would still cost only $10. (I also added jokes and puzzles from my 2020 jokebook.)

Now, the nursery rhymes collection is part of the free excerpts PDF of the alphabet picture book. Anyone can download it and print it.

The book has 34 pages in all and 32 pages of actual content. (I eliminated blank pages.) It is $9.90 in the US, £6.20 in UK and €7.20 in EU.

"Importing" paperbacks

I do not have a copy of any of my new books. The import deposit charges (into India) are more than the cost of the books. I cannot risk ordering them during the lockdown.

My new FFmpeg article in OSFY magazine

I have submitted a followup for my 2016 FFmpeg article. It will appear in the September edition of Open Source For You magazine. I went to the city and checked the news stand yesterday. They no computer magazines have been available for months now. So, my article will only be read by subscribers. Hopefully, the lockdown is lifted before next month.

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