EAST PRESTON, UK (PRWEB) December 1, 2006
Trafalgar 200 Through the Lens - Queen Elizabeth II 80th Birthday Edition, isbn 0955300401, has launched into Cyberspace with Amazon's new eBook company Mobipocket.com with conversion by Smart Site®. This revolutionary approach to book retailing is ideal for Trafalgar 200 Through the Lens as it brings the recommended £29.50 retail price for the paper book to around £9.50+tax for the eBook. The eBook is downloaded to the reader's PC to view or to view on mobile devices such as hand held readers. This makes the book easily affordable to a much larger worldwide audience. Sales of the original paper book to date have been good, with the majority of orders being placed by Public Lending Libraries and Naval enthusiasts or collectors around the world.
Trafalgar 200 Through the Lens is an independent photographic record of the year of Trafalgar 200 (2005) and events up to and including the Review of the International Fleet by HRH Queen Elizabeth and the finale of Fireworks during the re-enactment of the Battle of Trafalgar.
The book; 174 pages, 400 photographs contains many images that have never been printed before and is the most comprehensive photographic book on Trafalgar 200. Featuring HRH Queen Elizabeth onboard HMS Endurance, Admirals, Sailors, Warships and Tall Ships from the UK, USA, JAPAN, RUSSIA, POLAND, GERMANY, FRANCE and many other participating countries it is likely to attract worldwide interest from historians and naval enthusiasts.
DP Kilfeather decided to convert the First Edition of Trafalgar 200 to an eBook after it became clear that the very high cost of self-publishing precludes selling the book through the high street and online which mostly demand book discounts of up to 60%. For Trafalgar 200 this would be significantly below the price that Kilfeather has to pay for the paper book. Selling the eBook overcomes these problems as the printing overhead costs are eliminated.
Trafalgar 200 Through the Lens - Queen Elizabeth II 80th Birthday Edition can be previewed at http://www.deskilfeather.com.
About the Author
Des Kilfeather studied fine art photography, dark room processing and Photoshop part-time at the Brighton University Faculty of Art. He works with Medium Format and 35mm film or very high resolution digital depending on the nature of creative objectives. Working on freelance commissions Kilfeather is a resident artist at Portsmouth Gunwharf Quays, an exhibiting artist at Artist's Harbour Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and a member of the Worthing art group SWAG.
Kilfeather, himself a former Royal Navy radio telegraphist, was accredited by the Navy as an independent official photographer for Trafalgar 200 and was given virtually free access to work alongside the Navy's own photographers; on land, on sea and in the air.
CONTACT: Des Kilfeather +44 (0) 1903 775748. 5 West Mead, East Preston, West Sussex, BN16 2SL, United Kingdom.