David Watkins

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David Watkins spent 33 years in industry working as a Finance Director for various organisations before he “retired” in 2011. ‘Leeds United in pursuit of the Premiership’ was his first published work and he followed that with six further books documenting his travels following Leeds United home and away. He has followed the fortunes of Leeds United since the 1960’s and is now a home and away season ticket holder.

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    David Watkins posted a message to Anna Lewis Hi Folks, I have sent a DM via Twitter but got no answer. I just want to make you aware that when...Hi Folks, I have sent a DM via Twitter but got no answer. I just want to make you aware that when I received the first proof copy of my new book last week there is a problem with the left hand page printing and I hoped you could make Lightening SOurce aware of it. Mostly it is not a problem with ordinary type but I include a lot of black and white pictures in the book and it show worse on those. It is like a series of vertical scratch marks almost as if something is dragged on the page. Its only the left hand pages and it's about an inch wide. I've never seen the problem before but it looks like a printing fault - almost like you'd get with a photocopier when the toner is running out! If you could make LS aware I'd be grateful as I would hope it is fixed by the next proof copy. Thanks D (more) and received+3
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    David Watkins posted a message Hi Folks, I have sent a DM via Twitter but got no answer. I just want to make you aware that when...Hi Folks, I have sent a DM via Twitter but got no answer. I just want to make you aware that when I received the first proof copy of my new book last week there is a problem with the left hand page printing and I hoped you could make Lightening SOurce aware of it. Mostly it is not a problem with ordinary type but I include a lot of black and white pictures in the book and it show worse on those. It is like a series of vertical scratch marks almost as if something is dragged on the page. Its only the left hand pages and it's about an inch wide. I've never seen the problem before but it looks like a printing fault - almost like you'd get with a photocopier when the toner is running out! If you could make LS aware I'd be grateful as I would hope it is fixed by the next proof copy. Thanks D (more) and bagged+3
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    David Watkins posted a message to Anna Lewis Hi Anna, hope all is well with you and the CN crew. A question. I just happened to be browsing on...Hi Anna, hope all is well with you and the CN crew. A question. I just happened to be browsing on Amazon this morning and I noticed that Amazon have reduced the price of my latest book (The Kids Are Alright) to £4.37 down from th £9.99 I set up as the distribution price when I set up the data last May. Have you any idea why they have done that? Can they do it? Also, whilst writing I just noticed that even though this book has been on sale for almost a year some of the items on the checklist on the "manage the book" page for this book are not checked - e.g approved by distributors? Is that a coincidence or are these two things related? Neither is important as the book is not likely to sell many more as the next one will be out in a couple of months but interested as to the mechanics behind the Amazon price change. Best wishes - and be prepared for lots of hassle once the new book is ready to load in May!!!!!!! (more) and won+3
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    Anna Lewis
    David Watkins posted a message to Anna Lewis Hi Anna Can you have a look at my latest book - it is still at proof stage. Last night I tried t...Hi Anna Can you have a look at my latest book - it is still at proof stage. Last night I tried to run the cover creator again as I had made some slight changes to it, but it only gets to "queued for generation" and then seems to get stuck. I have tried to run it a few times this morning too and it is just the same. It seems to have held the changes but won't go any further. (more) and received+3
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    Oliver Brooks posted a message to David Watkins It is just a beautiful place. For scenery I would recommend going for some drives up/down the coa...It is just a beautiful place. For scenery I would recommend going for some drives up/down the coast in a convertible, highway 1 all the way. If you you like hiking, go over the Golden Gate taking a walk around the Marin Hill.s and finish your day in Sausalito. In the city you should definitely check out the Golden Gate Park, on Thursdays they have events at the museum. We enjoyed a drink at Bourbon and Branch, a prohibition bar. It is a bit wanky as you have to go onto their website and get a password to go in but the cocktails and atmosphere make up for it. Then I would check out one of the many street fairs, on pretty much every weekend. We didn't do the Alcatraz trip but were told we have to many times. If you are travelling around the area and can make it to Yosemite or Lake Tahoe they are well worth the visit - stunning places. Great to hear everything is going well. Oli (more) and won+3
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    David Watkins posted a message to Oliver Brooks Hello Oli, welcome back!. Any must dos you found in San Fransisco? We are going out to the States...Hello Oli, welcome back!. Any must dos you found in San Fransisco? We are going out to the States early in September and have a few days in SF. All is good with the books. (more) and bagged+3
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    Anna Lewis
    David Watkins posted a message to Anna Lewis Just to add, I thought I would try another authors book - and that is just the same! and gained+3
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    Anna Lewis
    David Watkins posted a message to Anna Lewis Anna, I am completely at a loss with this. I have gone back to me new machine and tried again and...Anna, I am completely at a loss with this. I have gone back to me new machine and tried again and it is still doing it! I can drag the page down to any page number, but when I release the key the pages just scroll back up to the 1st page! Wierd! It also looks like the photos are in black and white whereas on the other laptop they clearly show in colour. It must be some setting on this new laptop I guess! I am using Google Chrome as a browser and then google search and then into CN. The laptop is a Windows 7 OS. Assuming it is just my machine then it is obviously not a major problem but any insight you can give would be helpful - no rush though. (more) and received+3
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    Find me at: completelynovel.com/davidwatkins--2

    My Website: http://dlw100.wix.com...

    Interests football, Leeds United, photography, and literature

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