I have completed two more schedule books. They start in April 2019 and continue until April 2020. They are both Coptic-bound with seven signatures. They include 2019 and 2020 calendars plus 13 monthly calendars/
They are personalized in that the clients sent me photos they wanted included. I have duly included them and now, for a very small fee, they have unique schedule books unavailable to the common person on the street.
However, you, too, can have a personalized schedule book - for a small fee. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and include the following:
• size: A5 or A6 (pocketbook) The red and black book with the red pen is A5.
• binding: Codex (looks like a real book, like the book with the red pen) or Coptic. The blue book is coptic bound. The advantage of a coptic-bound book is that it can be opened completely. They can be opened 180˚ which makes them very useful for artist’s books or diaries.
For details (in Japanese at the moment), go to For Sale on my website.
You can send up to 10 photos (jpg) and I will include them somewhere in the schedule book for free. Over ten and we need to discuss pricing.
The second book I finished uses a recycled box. It is also coptic and A5. It has photos but is primarily a blank notebook with graph paper. It is also light weight as the client wanted something they could carry around on long trips without getting tired.
Finally, I am writing a novel that takes place in 1600 Spain. A nun is escorted to her home town by two violent bodyguards and accompanied by a young Japanese artist. The novel is loosely based around (not on) Cervantes’ Don Quixote in that some characters in Cervantes’ book show up in my book. Plus, both books are episodic. Now, a poet Cervantes’ knew was Barahona. Barahona wrote romance-style novels and Cervantes called him on of the best writers in Spain (they actually met, I believe.) Naturally, one of the characters in my novel is called Barahona as well. For two reasons: One, Cervantes knew the real Barahona. Two, bara in Japanese means Rose (the flower) and hona is very close to hana, which means Flower in Japanese.
Caraculiambro is a giant in Don Quixote, although he never appears; Don Quixote just tells Sancho Panza about him. He appears in my book which, by the way, is called Giapan.