Pro BMX Skills is ready to print!


Today I did the last round of edits — really, I mean it this time — and exported the print-ready pdfs. Tomorrow I meet with a potential investor. Based on that negotiation I’ll decide whether to do on-demand digital printing (low initial cost, low profit margin) or print 5,000 copies on a traditional press (high initial cost, higher profit margin). The finish line is so close I just want to sprint for it, but I need to stay smart.

The proofs look great. I can’t wait to get this book out there!

16 replies
  1. Boneracing says:

    I agree with bikemonkeys We also have been waiting for a long time to see this book in print.
    we look foward to a good read.

  2. OverBudget says:

    All I know is that the sooner you have it available for download, the sooner you’ll have my money in your pocket. Keep up the good work Lee.

  3. leelikesbikes says:

    I am *SO* ready to get the book out there!!!

    Sent pdfs to the printer today for a technical check. Working to finalize my contract with the guy who’s paying for printing. Oh man, this part has nothing to do with bikes … must … be … patient … but DUDE we’re so close!

  4. Adam says:

    I’ll buy one!

    Digital is good…loads of people have netbooks and iPads

    just worry about you not getting the reward for your hard work! PDFs make their way around easily….a book…espacially one signed by you! makes people stoked to go buy it!

    It would be nice if you packaged the digital and book somehow…

  5. leelikesbikes says:

    I’m currently wrestling with the pdf security issue. For every copy of Pump Track Nation that gets bought, 3-5 get stolen. I’m semi-OK with that — more pump tracks is a good thing — but the BMX book was way too much work to give out for free.

    The solutions that protect against pdf sharing/piracy are all really expensive (thousands of dollars, and you know who ultimately pays that cost). I found a few lower-cost options, but they only work on Windows. Grr.

    If only everyone would *promise* not to distribute the pdf …

    I dig the idea of a print/pdf package.

  6. leelikesbikes says:


    The printer says the book files are dialed and ready to print. Next: Finalize the contract with my investor (hopefuly this Friday), send the down payment and start printing!

  7. Farid says:

    ^^^^ Sick!!!! Dude you are killing it…all while raising the twins and teenager. Future pinners of America!!!

  8. chris lamb says:

    One day lee, one day, Im gonna get my “pre order” in the mail and that will make me one happy camper. Looking forward to it. Can you say hooking to manual to jet hop?

  9. Evan says:

    DUDE! Im Super pumped for this book!! This is exactly what i need. Im coming back to the sport after a 6 year layoff. Looking to contend in the 19-27x devision. This book will get me there. Thank you Lee for all your hard work.

  10. leelikesbikes says:

    Thanks man. I’m excited too.

    Today I got verbal agreement on the contract with the printing investor. Some paperwork and we’re off to the presses!

    I’m also dialing in the technology for the e-version of Pro BMX Skills.

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