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Sneak Preview of Tiny Homes On The Move By Deek Diedrickson

While Deek and I were hanging out at the Southern Home & Garden Show last week in North Carolina, he whipped out his camera and shot footage of some proofs I had of the new book:

5 comment s:

Jerry Young said...

Great work Lloyd! Fabulous show and tell! I enjoyed every second of it!

dkb said...

I love all the books you're involved with & I even have an original print Shelter. However one question......

Why are you printing your books in CHINA?


That seems to be a contradiction of more than a few sorts. Not to mention I'm sure there are plenty of printers large or small here in the states that not only could use the work but could also meet your needs at a competative price.

dkb said...

sorry I should clarify....

why is your NEW book being printed in CHINA?

Lloyd Kahn said...

We print all our one-color books in the USA. Like just about every other American publisher, we print all our 4-color books overseas (in this case, Hong Kong. Why? We cannot afford to do otherwise. With Tiny Homes alone, it would have cost us over $75,000 more to print in USA, and that would put us out of business.
Contradiction, dkb? Where was the computer made that you sent this message from? Have a TV? Cell phone? Made in America? The contradiction dkb, is you and others' hypocrisy in this kind of selective criticism.
I'm also tired of this kind of self righteous preaching. I admire and respect printers and pressmen of all nationalities. American, Chinese, they're all talented and hard working and at this plant, where I have spent many hours, they are paid a decent wage. So if you truly object to anything made in China, don't buy this book and don't buy or use anything else not made in America.

dkb said...

WOW Loyd, thanks for an insightfully & spirited reply to my simple question. I didn't realize I was preaching or questioning anyone's ability based on nationality.

Your simple "Everyone else is doing it & the extra $5 ($75k/15,000 units) a book it would've put me out of business otherwise" position on the matter would've sufficed. No need for name calling.

Well Loyd since you pointed your finger & asked.....buying American isn't a new concept for me & my computer is American made (in a local garage actually WITH as many USA parts as possible) as well as my jeans, work boots & even my little pocket knife if you must know. As for my TV & cell phone, they are both second hand used. Honestly I've not much use for either.

I wish you nothing but success with your book & rest assured when I come across it in one of many used book stores I visit, I'll most likely buy it.

cheers

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