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the "GAS PUMP BIBLE" book #710348
Sun May 27 2018 07:27 PM
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This is to announce the "GAS PUMP BIBLE" book.

Notice, I even changed the name of the book, so many of you called it the BIBLE my wife suggested it should be named that.

Presently the book is in the hands of the coordinator. That is what the person who puts the book together and gets it ready for the printer, is called. She has been working on it for almost a month.

Based on where she is in the book and how many pages it has taken it appears the book will be around 425-450 pages. Both the previous books were 352 pages. Here is what I did, changed, added, etc.

1. I removed everything that is not a gas pump or gas pump related. No more oil dispenser, no more globes, it is truly a gas pump bible. Don't throw away the old books, they show many oil dispenser, so if I don't write a book on them, they will have to do.

2. At the present time there is 2344 images in the new gas pump ID section.

3. 60 gas carts shown.

4. 24 pump lights shown.

5. 229 outside sight glasses shown

6. 21 unknown gas pump waiting for you to help me ID them.

7. A section listing all the known visibles and the cylinder sizes for them, if known.

8. The 2nd book had about 1900 images, all total, this new book has 2678 images, all gas pump related I believe this will be the largest book ever printed for this hobby. Yes, I did trim off the globes that were on the tops of the pumps in the book, this allowed me to enlarge the picture so you can get a better view of the pump, and since there is a very good globe book already written you can get a better picture of the globes from it.

9. Another small detail from the book. The book now encompasses approximately the years 1900 - 1975. By this time there were only four companies making pumps, so I showed the first digital pump they each made.

10. I haven't counted them, but I have identified at least 50 more companies that made a gas pump at one time.

This is what the cover looks like:

I am only announcing the book now, I am not accepting orders yet. It's the printing of the book that I am faces with. It is costing me much more than I expected. I have some money saved, but not enough to get the book printed. I am going to sell everything petro related I have to get at least a first printing done. As some of you know, I will be 83 years old in a few weeks and have too many projects, too many things that I really don't need. I will be posting many of them for sale on this site this weekend.
My intention was to have the book printed before "CTO" but that is not going to happen, my goal is now IOWA.

Thank you all for your support, and thank you all who let me use a picture of a pump you had.

Jack & Cindy Sim

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Re: the "GAS PUMP BIBLE" book [Re: Jack Sim] #710352
Sun May 27 2018 07:39 PM
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Thanks for all your hard work and the update Jack!


-Matt
Re: the "GAS PUMP BIBLE" book [Re: Coops 427] #710353
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Originally Posted by Coops 427
Thanks for all your hard work and the update Jack!


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Re: the "GAS PUMP BIBLE" book [Re: Jack Sim] #710354
Sun May 27 2018 07:52 PM
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Is that the fantasy Bennett display case shown on the front cover that was made up by a guy here in Minnesota
a number of years ago????


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Re: the "GAS PUMP BIBLE" book [Re: Jack Sim] #710356
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Ron,

If it is, it will be gone before the book is printed. I don't know where the picture came from. Thanks for the info.

Jack Sim


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Re: the "GAS PUMP BIBLE" book [Re: Jack Sim] #710357
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So much for the "Bible" reference...


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Re: the "GAS PUMP BIBLE" book [Re: Ron Scobie] #710367
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If you’re moving things around on the cover I’d shift that B38 back a decade as well.

Re: the "GAS PUMP BIBLE" book [Re: Jack Sim] #710372
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Me want..


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Re: the "GAS PUMP BIBLE" book [Re: Jack Sim] #710375
Mon May 28 2018 06:25 AM
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Hi Jack,
Thanks for the update on the revised and expanded gas pump bible. Really looking forward to being able to own a copy. Thank you for all the time and research you've invested to put the book together.

BrianH

Re: the "GAS PUMP BIBLE" book [Re: Jack Sim] #710376
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This new book is sure to be a valuable tool for all pump collectors. Looking forward to getting my copy and reading it cover to cover.

Re: the "GAS PUMP BIBLE" book [Re: Jack Sim] #710393
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Looking forward to another great book Jack! Thanks


Thanks
Mike

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Re: the "GAS PUMP BIBLE" book [Re: Jack Sim] #710397
Mon May 28 2018 09:21 AM
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Thank you Jack for the update and your effort. Your book is a must have for collectors.


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Re: the "GAS PUMP BIBLE" book [Re: Jack Sim] #710405
Mon May 28 2018 12:14 PM
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Looks like a great book, I'll be ordering one once you get the first printing for sale! Good work!

Re: the "GAS PUMP BIBLE" book [Re: Jack Sim] #710407
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Ron Scobie,

I thought I thanked you, what else do you want me to do?

Jack Sim


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Re: the "GAS PUMP BIBLE" book [Re: Jack Sim] #710425
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Can hardly wait for my copy or copies! Thanks Jack!


KJV Psalms 16:11

Thou wilt shew me the path of life:
in thy presence is fulness of joy;
at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
Re: the "GAS PUMP BIBLE" book [Re: Jack Sim] #710437
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Cant wait for the book!!


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Re: the "GAS PUMP BIBLE" book [Re: Jack Sim] #710445
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Thanks for all the hard work. I can not wait until I can get a copy. I use the other 2 all the time.


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Re: the "GAS PUMP BIBLE" book [Re: Jack Sim] #710447
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Jack , I don't understand . You had Krause publish book #1 Checking just now , Krause did book 2 . OK , why is book # a self published deal ? Bob Lee went this route back in 1977 and it sure didn't bode well for him....

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Re: the "GAS PUMP BIBLE" book [Re: Jack Sim] #710513
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Looking forward to getting one, thanks.


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Re: the "GAS PUMP BIBLE" book [Re: Jack Sim] #710546
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Krause declined printing the book. Said with all the book stores that are closing they didn't think the book would sell that well. I don't expect the book to sell as well as the first two did, but since I am putting up all the money I will be making more per book, and it will probably all come out the same.

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Re: the "GAS PUMP BIBLE" book [Re: Jack Sim] #710549
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Thank you so much for your efforts Jack. I can't imagine this edition not selling as well as the first two. For me alone I'll need one for the house, one for the shop, one for the truck, one for the swap meet crate, a few laid back for when the others wear out plus at least a dozen on hand for people stopping in to buy a pump.

Can't wait to get my eyes on one.

Tom.


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Re: the "GAS PUMP BIBLE" book [Re: eshaver] #710564
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Originally Posted by eshaver
Jack , I don't understand . You had Krause publish book #1 Checking just now , Krause did book 2 . OK , why is book # a self published deal ? Bob Lee went this route back in 1977 and it sure didn't bode well for him....


Print book publishing has changed almost completely from the days when the first editions of Jack's gas pump books came out. Electronic books have taken over in mainstream publishing. Print book stores have been closing, more each year. Small volume books about collecting and hobbies have almost dried up. A bunch of publishers are out of business.

We are fortunate that Jack Sim is bucking the trend. He is taking on a project personally that the publishers just won't do like they used to.


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Re: the "GAS PUMP BIBLE" book [Re: Jack Sim] #710571
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Great to hear the book is coming along - can't wait!!
Thanks Jack!

//Claes

Re: the "GAS PUMP BIBLE" book [Re: Jack Sim] #710587
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Originally Posted by Oldgas
Print book publishing has changed almost completely from the days when the first editions of Jack's gas pump books came out. Electronic books have taken over in mainstream publishing. Print book stores have been closing, more each year. Small volume books about collecting and hobbies have almost dried up. A bunch of publishers are out of business.
We are fortunate that Jack Sim is bucking the trend. He is taking on a project personally that the publishers just won't do like they used to.



Plus hobby price guides that list individual prices,become nearly obsolete the minute they hit the shelf.
Thanks to the internet,today's world of instant prices on nearly everything,fluctuates in both directions daily.
Good for Jack for doing this,as well as keeping the pricing number out of it.


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Re: the "GAS PUMP BIBLE" book [Re: Jack Sim] #710781
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Tom Buckles,

Don't forget one for the bathroom where you do most of your reading.

Jack


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Re: the "GAS PUMP BIBLE" book [Re: Jack Sim] #711658
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Hey Jack,
You mentioned having to sell off most of your collection to finance the printing of this book. Have you instead considered doing a pre-sell? Sounds like a bunch of guys on here (myself included) plan to buy the book. If we are all willing to put up the money in advance (and I would), it would help defer your publishing expenses and not create so much up-front financial hardship from having to raise capital. We all want the book and I bet the majority of guys on here would be willing to pony up the funds in advance to make sure the book gets printed. Just a thought....

Thanks,
BrianH

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Good idea Brain, I'm in if Jack decides to do this.


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Re: the "GAS PUMP BIBLE" book [Re: Jack Sim] #711662
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Same Here I'm in also


Thanks Sid


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Re: the "GAS PUMP BIBLE" book [Re: Jack Sim] #711663
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Jack, I'm not a gas pump guy (other than really tiny ones!) but I'd pre-buy one because I appreciate what you and the other veteran members do for this site and the old gas community.


Regards, Jim

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Re: the "GAS PUMP BIBLE" book [Re: Jack Sim] #711664
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Well paying even a deposit on something that hasn't been produced yet is bad business. I got in early on a drum clip shotgun many years ago that never came to production. I'm still waiting on my money back.
But I have faith in Jack and his book ,I would be in also.


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Re: the "GAS PUMP BIBLE" book [Re: Jack Sim] #711666
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will there be a digital version available, similar to the last version (via Amazon Kindle)? i use your 2nd version on my phone all the time.


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