Closeout on PFIC —

Ken Jones

Administrator
Staff member
#1
I received word last Thursday that the company in Reno that stores and distributes my book is going out of business. That meant I needed to find a way to move the remaining books to Fresno and a place to store them. After looking at the various costs involved, both for rental vans, commercial shipping and storage, and the lack of sales, I have decided to drive to Reno myself in my daughter's SUV. I will fit as many books as possible, probably about 15 cases, into the car and bring them to my garage in Fresno. The the rest of the books will be destroyed.

My one regret is that I was not never able to get the book into the various libraries along the coast because I think it was the best book written about California's piers. I am willing to basically give the book for free to the libraries but cannot afford the shipping which is nearly $40 for a ten-book case.

If anyone cares to donate PFIC to their local libraries I will make this offer — which can only be good through next Tuesday. Go to the order page and submit a $50 order and I will send you a case of books to your address. The $50 will cover the cost of shipping and the charges from my distributor. It will be up to you to donate/take them to a library (or perhaps a fishing club). All I ask is that you do not order the books and try to turn around and sell them. That's not playing fair. As said, whatever books are left over after I take my shipment will be destroyed.
 

Ken Jones

Administrator
Staff member
#3
I've simply avoided it as long as I could. Believe me when I say I hate to see them simply dumped into a dumpster. A lot of work and love went into the book.
 
#4
Ken sorry to hear that I just had my daughter caylee Norris order the books I will give some to a fishing club and is it ok to see if the bait shop wants some Brock Norris and definitely not going to sale them
 
#5
Hello Ken,
I purchased your awesome book a couple of years ago.
The amount of work and research to create it is evident.
It would be a shame to just discard them. I would be willing
to drop off a few of your books at my nearby libraries.
 
#15
Hi Ken,

I just put in a $112 order for two cases to Arcadia, CA. I will donate the books to each school library in Arcadia Unified, and send the rest to some other administrator buddies of mine for their respective school libraries.

I checked with my school district, and just like virtually every school district in California, we're facing some daunting budget cuts... so between that, the district office being closed to facilitate purchase orders right now, and our purchase deadline being past in April... I just figured I'd GET ER DONE myself. Much more efficient considering the time parameters.

Wishing you and yours the very best.

DOMPFA!

Ben
 
#16
Just put in my order. Not sure if I did it correctly, but I placed an order for two books? Will send them out to libraries around me. Ben, are you going to donate to the arcadia library off Duarte? Just need to know so I don't give them a second book.

I'm the South El Monte order btw.
 
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#18
Hi there neighbor, I’m happy to drop off a copy at the Arcadia library... I see their staff quarterly in our Council PTA meetings, so I will give them one on behalf of the author and PFIC! :)

Just put in my order. Not sure if I did it correctly, but I placed an order for two books? Will send them out to libraries around me. Ben, are you going to donate to the arcadia library off Duarte? Just need to know so I don't give them a second book.

I'm the South El Monte order btw.
 
#19
Do we put order for two and that translates for 10 books/ one case?

Maybe the Santa Monica, Venice, Hermosa, Redondo, and Long Beach cities could use one in their libraries.

I have already given to Manhattan Beach city while I was fighting them about pier closures.
 
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