SOME COMMENTS FROM EDITORS ... and others ... Opinions on the Guide Book
Unfortunately, my first meager attempts at publishing this booklet were to no avail, mainly, I think, due to the fact that I hit the wrong publishers. Here, though, are some of the comments the booklet received from the editors who turned it down (along with a few other opinions ... including some from you!).
"Your MOHICANS book is beautifully done ... Your sample presentation is just great ... Keep at it!"
--- Robert Franklin, Mcfarland & Company, Inc.
"Thank you for sending the copy of your LAST OF THE MOHICANS Guide. It is very thorough and quite well done. It's obvious that you've put considerable time and effort into its preparation ... I commend you on a job well done."
--- William Arnold, North Carolina Film Office
"I wish you the best of luck in finding a suitable publisher ... Thank you for considering Tuttle for this project."
--- Michael L. Kerber, Charles E. Tuttle Co., Inc.
"Thank you for sending me your very impressive, beautifully produced book ... [It] could be sold for years to come ... I wish you the best."
--- Kathryn Scott, Pomegranate Press, LTD.
"I was thrilled with the proof-copy of your guide booklet."
--- Linda Medford, Mitchell County Chamber of Commerce
" ... it looks great! I was very impressed with your layout and design work. You certainly have spent a great deal of time on it."
--- Cindy McPeters, McDowell County Tourism Development Authority
... and what do YOU have to say? ...
"The book arrived today. It's great and well worth waiting for. I can't wait to get up to the mountains! Thanks!" --- Jim W.
"... Great job on the book. I've been to NC 3 times now. First time we took in Chimney Rock. 2nd time Linville Falls and Table Rock and then this past weekend drove to Greenknob Overlook." --- Theresa B.
"... the book is great. Very well done! It almost makes me want to come back down to NC for a vacation again." --- Cheryl C.
"My sister recently purchased your book. Anyway..... With book in hand, she and her husband guided my husband and I around on a QUICK tour last weekend. We had a great visit; it was so exciting seeing the sites. We plan another visit in October. Thanks for the great job with the book! I'll have to order my own copy before the trip in October....(if we don't go back before then :))" --- Ann S.
"Received your book. I enjoyed reading it and looking at the pictures. Thank you for taking the time to make a book like this." --- Helen F.
"I just received my book today, and all that I can say is 'Wow!' Thank you." --- Sherry H.
"I received the book today. Excellent work!" --- John B.
"Thanks for sending (and writing) your wonderful book, On the Trail of the Last of the Mohicans. It was delivered in plenty of time to serve as the guide for our 'Last of the Mohicans' tour of NC ... Our trip was fabulous ... These sites were more than just beautiful, they were powerful in their own unique ways." --- Joan H.
"Thank you for creating your wonderful book. My daughter gave it to me last year for my birthday ... your book helped me immensely ... I am glad to know there are other Mohican-ites out there. Now that I have my own computer, I can stay in touch with the other fanatics who don't mind that 6 years have passed ... Best wishes and thanks again." --- Dayna W.
"I received my Last of the Mohicans book today--WOW! It was fantastic. You did a superb job. It was exactly what I was looking for. Thanks so much ... I really enjoyed it!" --- Dave B.
"Hi from Scotland! Just wanted to let you know that I received today my copy of On The Trail of The Last Of The Mohicans. I have to say that I was very surprised to receive the booklet so quickly! It can't have been more than a week since I placed the order! Now that is service!! Anyway, I can't tell you how much I enjoyed reading the booklet! I am now determined that one day I shall make the pilgrimage to Mohicanland! ... no excuses for not knowing where to go and how to get there!! But once again, thank you for such prompt service. The booklet is absolutely wonderful and worth every penny!" --- Sheelagh P.
"Congratulations! ... Your guidebook is informative, well written and obviously a labor of love! The photos are beautiful! Your relentless pursuit of the exact locations of The Last of the Mohicans sites is priceless! Thank you so much!" --- Kathy H.
"I just wanted to let you know that I think you did a terrific job with it. the color photography is beautiful, and the text
compliments it very effectively. Congratulations on a fine job." --- Tim