[34S v3.3, 31S v1.2] Manuals
07-02-2014, 09:42 PM
Post: #98
 walter b On Vacation Posts: 1,957 Joined: Dec 2013
Current state of the art or: where are we now?
I was asked in a PM but I think there are no secrets in this matter so I collected all information here:
• For the WP 34S Owner's Manual v3.3, an order of 40 manuals is just being processed. I.e. the printer is printing. All those manuals are sold already. I expect the package reaching me in week 29, repack and send the individual books to the buyers then. I'll make a picture before repacking and post it here so you will know what you will be looking forward to.
• For the WP 31S User's Manual, I'm collecting orders still. We've got 17 so far (Sanjeev, Jonathan, Pauli, Silvain, and Bob; Günter, Jake, Hubert, Aurelio, and Mark H.; Eric R., Namir, Shawn, Marcus, everettr, BobVA, and Timan O.). We need 20 at least to be able to hold the price of 20 € / 28 US$per piece (some 140 pages full color, A5, spiral bound). Shipping & handling add 5 € / 7 US$ (3 € within Germany). The manual is 99.5% complete today but still open for one or two good ideas.
• For a new batch of the WP 34S Owner's Manual v3.3, I need at least 20 orders again to be able to hold the price of 28 € / 39 US$per piece (370 pages full color, A5, spiral bound). Shipping & handling add 8,5 € / 12 US$ (3 € within Germany). Note the price per piece of the first batch was lower since that batch was larger.
• In the long run, waiting for 20 orders may take too long after the first few batches. In that case, I may return to the print shop that does the job for the WP 34S Owner's Manual v3.2 so far (and where you can order just one copy a time) BUT then spiral binding will be gone. Please read my earlier posts for the reasons.
• Personalized pdf files may be an alternative to printed matter but I didn't look into that deeply yet (though I have my doubts). I might do it IF it's safe. Don't hold your breath for that, however.