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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:12 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

I had a SLIGHT input to the book too which is why I said us.....you can tell I am not the writer of the family  
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes, I know that...have been reading his column in the North Dev newspaper.....
Im very envious......need to do more writing

Ive written a few articles for Smallholder and Country Smallholding - am a bit cheesed at the price given per article - we had the editor from Heritage Railway magazine staying in the B&B in the summer and he pays £400 per articel with photos. (He wants John to do one on steam trains under the sea - a diving articel with emphasis on the sunken steam trains).

I like writing, but feel that if he's willing to pay that, then £90 per article is a bit cheap....
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It all depends on the publication, their circulation and the kind of advertisement revenue that they attract. Many years ago when I had my own page in what was then called the 'Shooting News', I used to get the grand price of £15.00 per article.

None of the smallholding magazines have large audiences, nor do they attract what I'd call big advertisers.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even the guardian only pays £300 for a one off article unless its a "scoop"
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bodger wrote:
It all depends on the publication, their circulation and the kind of advertisement revenue that they attract. Many years ago when I had my own page in what was then called the 'Shooting News', I used to get the grand price of £15.00 per article.


Yes......I have read and enjoyed, a few of the ones you posted on another forum, some years ago, would you mind posting them again on OTG.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

good idea Border..in the writers section Bodger?  I think we would all enjoy them..maybe everyone that has had relevant articles published could post some up there..giving credit to the magazine of course.

As to your original question Lorraine..yes a very good book
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Border wrote:
bodger wrote:
It all depends on the publication, their circulation and the kind of advertisement revenue that they attract. Many years ago when I had my own page in what was then called the 'Shooting News', I used to get the grand price of £15.00 per article.


Yes......I have read and enjoyed, a few of the ones you posted on another forum, some years ago, would you mind posting them again on OTG.


would love to read some of your old articles Bodger
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some of them are on here Jimbo. I wrote them in the early 80s. Have a look at some of the very early threads on the OTG hunting section and you'll find them.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has to be the encyclopedia of contry living, by Carla Emery. over 800 pages!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

livinghthedream wrote:
welshboy wrote:
I agree - Seymour described a biogas digester but I doubt it worked as he drew it as the pipes were too small.
I think he got the principle from someone then wrote about it to fill out his book..
Once I realised that it pricked his balloon in my eyes and I could not have the same faith in his work anymore.


I always thought seymour lived the dream life but living near his home (he died a few years ago) I have met several people that knew him. Apparently he never did any farm work, the place was and still is a sort of commune - he sat indoors and dished out orders.


After reading 'The fat of the land' a few years ago I'd thought of him in the same way but when we got friendly with people in Pembrokeshire before moving here, they were quite disparaging of him saying he'd brought a bunch of 'alternatives' here.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Having had little experience with polys for veg only ever used them on a comercial scale for garden flowers I have enjoyed thumbing through the polytunnel book - fruit and vegetables all year round. Mainly common scense stuff.  but like the fact that it gives ideas of other veggies than just the standard stuff to grow on a month by month basis.
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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2013 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To be honest after looking at many of them over the years I have never found one yet that was worth the shelf space, most are written by  townies  who have lived in the country side five minutes and been on a few courses, or people like hfw who although he has done a lot of good is only in it for the money. The trouble is real country people don't sit down and write about it, they are too busy living it.
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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mole trapper wrote:
To be honest after looking at many of them over the years I have never found one yet that was worth the shelf space, most are written by  townies  who have lived in the country side five minutes and been on a few courses, or people like hfw who although he has done a lot of good is only in it for the money. The trouble is real country people don't sit down and write about it, they are too busy living it.


Now that might rattle a few cages.
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mole trapper wrote:
To be honest after looking at many of them over the years I have never found one yet that was worth the shelf space, most are written by  townies  who have lived in the country side five minutes and been on a few courses, or people like hfw who although he has done a lot of good is only in it for the money. The trouble is real country people don't sit down and write about it, they are too busy living it.


People like Jack Hargreaves you mean? Thankfully, over the years there have been 'real' country people, who have not only lived the life but have also been able to turn pen to paper.

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