Satx, go to his website danenbergboatworks.com and check the forum. I think they talked about it not too long ago. You could join the group and ask the question, haven't seen it brought up for a little while, but I haven't been on in a little while either.
I've never restored an antique wooden boat and want to read/digest the whole thing. - I suspect that I'll have to learn a whole new set of skills.
Don Danenberg originally wrote 2 books. THE COMPLETE WOODEN RUNABOUT RESTORATION GUIDE is the same info inside "one cover".
Inasmuch as I'm not interested in "making someone wealthy" (One guy sent me an email offering me a used copy for FIVE HUNDRED BUCKS.), I'm going to try to get our public library to order me a copy through ILL.
Funny this subject is coming up now. I had sold the original Dannenberg book just a few months ago I think on this site, or was it the Century Boat club site?? I had it listed on ebay and never got one hit. Today I got an inquiry about it through ebay asking if I still had it. I sold it for the original store price,around $25.
Fwiw, about 30 minutes ago, a "fine fellow" offered me "a well-used but still legible copy" for 175.oo + S&H.
(Personally, I would be ASHAMED to try to take advantage of another hobbyist in that way, but that's just me. = IF I had cases of these books, I would "dole them out one to a customer" at original retail or below.)
Btw, I emailed Mr. Danenberg & have, as yet, received no response.
That's downright greedy of some people. I used mine while I rebuilt my Century and it was just sitting in my toolbox. I bought it at Barnes and Noble new. Why not let someone else get use out of it without being gouged. If it's not available anymore and we aren't using them, pass 'em on.
Don Danenberg does not own the publishing rights to the book. The publisher does. Don get's a fraction of a penny for each book sold (really, that's all). He does not control the printing or distribution. He does not have any copies to sell.
Andreas, I finally received a message from Mr. Danenberg (on another forum) about this subject. His message follows:
"They (the publishers) are apparently hanging onto some copies, asking prices that no one will pay, so they can keep the rights from reverting to me.
This way they can continue selling the digital version (22.00 I think), which costs them nothing to 'print'. You can still get that for Kindle or Nook.
I have plans for new books with updated procedures but I lost so much on the first books I just can't afford to jump into it.
This time I'll self-publish and not give them 92% off the top."
According to his comment, he received $ 2.40 per copy.