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Re: New Edition of "Dynamic English"
Reply #27 - 08/11/14 at 16:24:16
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Pale Horse, Pale Rider wrote on 07/21/14 at 14:53:21:

Are the links clickable?


Yes, looking at one page at random on my Kindle Fire:

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Black has two main moves here:
A: 2...Nc6 (a 31% likelihood of occurring)
B: 2...Nf6 (a 42% likelihood of occurring)


Where A & B are links. Also, there are links to chapters, lines, and notes. The page I'm looking at has 10 links to other pages. It's probably the most thorough job of linking I've seen in an ebook.
  
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Re: New Edition of "Dynamic English"
Reply #26 - 07/21/14 at 15:22:09
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I don't have it - the extent of my researching was simply looking to ensure that it existed.  Sad
  
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Re: New Edition of "Dynamic English"
Reply #25 - 07/21/14 at 14:53:21
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TonyRo wrote on 07/21/14 at 12:43:27:
Kindle indeed!


Are the links clickable? Like

1. c4 Sf6 2. g3 the theory branches off

Line A: 2...e5
Line B: 2...c6

are the reference designed as links? I have only on opening book on kindle and got annoyed really fast because it was a pain to hop to the line I was searching for. Only the Chapters in the Table of Contents were clickable ...
  
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Re: New Edition of "Dynamic English"
Reply #24 - 07/21/14 at 12:43:27
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Kindle indeed!
  
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Re: New Edition of "Dynamic English"
Reply #23 - 07/21/14 at 11:37:50
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Carld wrote on 07/20/14 at 17:17:20:
It's now [finally] out as an ebook, and yes, I bought it like I said I would  Smiley


Kindle, I suppose? I must say I like them, too. Smiley
  
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Re: New Edition of "Dynamic English"
Reply #22 - 07/20/14 at 17:17:20
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It's now [finally] out as an ebook, and yes, I bought it like I said I would  Smiley
  
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Re: New Edition of "Dynamic English"
Reply #21 - 04/15/13 at 03:14:59
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Carld wrote on 03/25/13 at 18:20:18:
I'd re-buy it as an ebook if I could.

I would to, of late, I have got more lazy and only buy e-books.
  
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Re: New Edition of "Dynamic English"
Reply #20 - 03/25/13 at 18:20:18
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I'd re-buy it as an ebook if I could.
  
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Re: New Edition of "Dynamic English"
Reply #19 - 12/06/12 at 09:18:29
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Still an awesome book.
  

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Re: New Edition of "Dynamic English"
Reply #18 - 09/17/12 at 17:18:33
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Hmmm! I don't think that people will be reading The Dynamic English in 100 years time!


Wrong.
I bought a copy just today.
(Last one in stock, actually. #hint)
  
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Re: New Edition of "Dynamic English"
Reply #17 - 09/17/05 at 12:53:16
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(quoting Mr. Mark(?) Lehrer/ the "great Lobachevsky")

Tom Lehrer, I believe.

And mentioning him:"Index I copy from old Vladivostok telephone directory." - does that remind anyone of certain opening books, by the way? (I am certainly not referring to The Dynamic English, a book I very much enjoyed)
  
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Re: New Edition of "Dynamic English"
Reply #16 - 09/16/05 at 23:18:36
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Bravehop,

Cool, I'm a teacher too! I wasn't going to mention the "for educational purposes" clause because that allows us to run off class sets of certain #s of pages (I think it's 11 or less) without running afoul of copyrights.  But that is only expressly for edumacational porpoises, and I don't think copying Tiviakov's review counts towards dolphins.
  
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Re: New Edition of "Dynamic English"
Reply #15 - 09/16/05 at 22:28:56
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Let's put it bluntly:

Breaking copyright laws by making illegal photocopies or burning CDs/DVDs is both illegal (which you probably already figured out) and unethical.  Period.


Well, it's a given that making illegal photocopies is illegal. 

But you're allowed to make copies for your personal use.  I know from being a teacher you're also allowed to make as many photocopies as you want for educational uses--there are some qualifications there, like length and etc.  There are probably similar qualifications for burning CDs.
  
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Re: New Edition of "Dynamic English"
Reply #14 - 09/16/05 at 21:44:25
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Let's put it bluntly:

Breaking copyright laws by making illegal photocopies or burning CDs/DVDs is both illegal (which you probably already figured out) and unethical.  Period.

But, the reading public is fully entitled to use the public library, go to the book store, or even go to a friend's house and make notes based on the information they find in books and magazines.  That's called "research", as anyone who's read Speelman's Analysing the Endgame knows.

As he said,

"Plagiarise, Plagiarise
Let no-one else's work evade your eyes
Remember why the Good Lord made your eyes
So don't shade your eyes
But plagiarise, plagiarise, plagiarise
Only be sure always to call it, please, research."

(quoting Mr. Mark(?) Lehrer/ the "great Lobachevsky")

You know you're doing your research if you can say who gave you the idea!
  
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Re: New Edition of "Dynamic English"
Reply #13 - 09/16/05 at 14:46:37
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Winning with the Philidor was very good, it should get a second edition  Cheesy !

It is a shame that a lot of chess players are so stingy that some are always asking me for photocopies or illegal DVD/CD copies. My invariable reply: Buy it!

In that way we may have Mr. Kosten more inclined to indeed reach immortality  Wink
  

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Re: New Edition of "Dynamic English"
Reply #12 - 08/23/05 at 22:15:09
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Re: New Edition of "Dynamic English"
Reply #11 - 08/23/05 at 10:56:02
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It is such a good book that most other English books pale by comparison

Really?  I rather like Carsten Hansen's books and also the fairly recent Raetsky/Chetverik book on the 1...e5 lines.  And of course there are the old Watson books (he updated the Symmetrical one at some point, much of it completely new because of the explosion in Hedgehog theory apart from anything else, but of course that is now out of date too), and the series by Bagirov.  All excellent in their time and certainly much more detailed.

Not that I don't like Tony's book, you understand - far from it, I have used it quite a bit myself at times.
  

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Re: New Edition of "Dynamic English"
Reply #10 - 08/23/05 at 10:44:57
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I no longer play the English (I need to play an opening that forces me to develop - hence 1.e4), but when I did, Dynamic English was my main book.  It's one fault (and it's minor, and I know about profit margins in chessbook publishing) is that it isn't always in-depth enough for me.  It is such a good book that most other English books pale by comparison, so it would be great if there was more "meat" to it.  But again, I understand about the fine line that authors and publishers have to walk when determining the length of a book.  Dynamic English is a great book, and I think a new edition would sell very well...just like Watson's Play the French series...
  
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Re: New Edition of "Dynamic English"
Reply #9 - 08/23/05 at 08:16:55
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Hmmm! I don't think that people will be reading The Dynamic English in 100 years time! Roll Eyes



Sure! they will be reading Winning with the Philidor!

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Re: New Edition of "Dynamic English"
Reply #8 - 04/13/04 at 07:18:57
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Well, at least two members of my club team swear by it ... so who knows ...
  

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Re: New Edition of "Dynamic English"
Reply #7 - 04/07/04 at 10:39:28
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Hmmm! I don't think that people will be reading The Dynamic English in 100 years time! Roll Eyes
  
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Re: New Edition of "Dynamic English"
Reply #6 - 03/27/04 at 15:31:05
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Tony, Tony, Tony...

It's the not money, it's the chance at immortality.  Shakespeare, Poe, Voltaire, .... Kosten!   Wink

lol  Grin
  

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Re: New Edition of "Dynamic English"
Reply #5 - 03/23/04 at 21:31:51
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Tony, Tony, Tony...

It's the not money, it's the chance at immortality.  Shakespeare, Poe, Voltaire, .... Kosten!   Wink
  
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Re: New Edition of "Dynamic English"
Reply #4 - 02/25/04 at 06:41:26
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Actually, publishers are always asking me to write something for them, and I can pretty much choose the subject myself. However, to be frank, I don't like writing books, it is a lot of work for not very much money!
I am very happy to do another video/DVD but perhaps you should suggest this idea to Murray Chandler at bad Bishop/Gambit!
  
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Re: New Edition of "Dynamic English"
Reply #3 - 02/09/04 at 21:49:20
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Well, I'm glad to hear that the book is selling well. I know I bought it because I read a favorable review by IM Silman.

However, why must authors wait for publishers to ask them to write a book? Can't it be the other way around, the author contacting the publishers about writing a book?

If there is one area that probably needs updating is the chapter vs. the English defence. In the book it's only 2 pages. Yet, in the chesspublishing database, 1 c4 b6 has a tremendous score for black. Not that I face it all the time as White, but it's something to think about.


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The publishers haven't mentioned anything to me, yet! I guess they will think about it when this edition runs out of steam, but it is still selling well. Smiley

  
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Re: New Edition of "Dynamic English"
Reply #2 - 01/11/04 at 23:05:21
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Tony - How about a Bad Bishop video/DVD on 1.c4 based on your book "The Dynamic English"? Just an idea.  Wink
  
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Re: New Edition of "Dynamic English"
Reply #1 - 01/11/04 at 12:40:28
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The publishers haven't mentioned anything to me, yet! I guess they will think about it when this edition runs out of steam, but it is still selling well. Smiley
  
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New Edition of "Dynamic English"
01/10/04 at 23:26:05
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I know it's been at least hinted that a new edition of "The Dynamic English" might be written.  Is this already in the works, or are there plans sometime soon in the future for a new edition?
  
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