How to borrow the nifty, handcrafted, hardback version of the book.Warning! Not completely free (see below).
I've made 25 books that I'm willing to loan out. To ensure their return and to make them available to others who wish to borrow them, I've devised the following scheme (overview only):
- You fill out the request form (the link below will take you to the form)
- I'll respond to your request with an email that details the terms of the loan and what you need to do in order to get the book
- After you agree to the terms, you'll send a check to me for $10 (This check is only collateral you will get it back when I get the book back). The major cost to you: you have to pay for the postage to send the check.
- I'll send you the book to review for 2 months (meanwhile, your check collects dust in my apartment-I won't cash it)
- You'll mail the book back to me when you're finished with it or when the 2 month loan period is up. (I pay for the return postage)
- Upon receipt of the returned book, I will void your check and return the voided check to you.
If you don't return the book, I will cash your $10 check and the book is yours to enjoy (if you can enjoy it, knowing that you are taking one of the nifty, handcrafted, hardback books out of circulation and making those who are eagerly waiting to borrow one wait longer)
- That's it!
The total cost to you to borrow the book should be less than $1 (This is including: $0.37 stamp to mail the check and ~$0.40 for other incidentals like the envelope to send in the check, the cost of the check itself, a piece of paper for the signed agreement, and an optional mailing label) (US addresses only).
For non-US residents, the terms differ, but still at a minimal cost to you.
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