My SketchUp books are independently produced and published. That gives me an incredible amount of freedom as an author, but the flip side of that is there is no marketing department, broad-based distribution channel, or advertising budget. To succeed I need to please my customers and hope that they tell their friends about my work. I can tell you how wonderful I think the “New Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp” is, but I know that you know that I have a built in bias. Yesterday, two bloggers published their thoughts on this updated and revised version of the book I published five years ago. If you’re not familiar with everything Jeff Branch and Matt Vanderlist do online, you’re missing out on a lot of great content.
Matt has been around for a long time in real life and in “internet” years. He is one-third of “Wood Talk Online” along with Marc Spagnuolo and Shannon Rogers. Both he and I were a little surprised that it has been 5 years since he reviewed the original edition of “Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp”. You can access that video review by clicking here.
If you get to Matt’s Basement Workshop and leave a comment before June 5, 2015, your name will be entered into a random drawing for a free copy of the “New Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp”. Here is a brief except of what he had to say:
. . . This is a great way for many of us to learn what might ordinarily be an intimidating drawing system.I can say with absolute certainty the original version of “The Woodworker’s Guide to Sketchup” is why I feel confident enough to use Sketchup for 99% of plans and drawings when working on a project. With it I can easily navigate my way around the system and make working drawings (with plenty of details) quickly and accurately time and time again.
Jeff Branch has been building furniture for 30 years, and writes on his blog “Jeff Branch Woodworking” about projects, tools and SketchUp. Those are some of his models in the image to the right. Like Matt, Jeff also had nice things to say about the original “Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp”. You can read that review by clicking here.
Here is a brief part of what Jeff had to say about the new revised edition:
Now, New Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp has been updated and better organized based on comments and feedback Bob has gained from being an instructor. His new book is better in every way – more tips, additional video, easier to use.
Without the help of instruction, SketchUp’s capabilities are such that a woodworker can easily miss all the built-in functions which make the program easier to use. Bob Lang’s experience as a SketchUp instructor has provided him insight into how a teaching tool can best help SketchUp users unlock these subtle functions. New Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp will help you understanding the little things which have a big impact on modeling.
If you previously purchased “Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp”, click here to get in touch with me by e-mail. You can get the “New Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp” at a special price.
“New Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp” is published in enhanced Adobe PDF format with 51 videos embedded in the 223 pages of text. Read it on your computer in the latest version of Acrobat Reader to make the most of this digital publication.
You can also purchase “New Woodworker’s Guide to SketchUp” and “Building Blocks of SketchUp” at a special price. Click here to find out more . . .