Chris Hoare explains: “After I published my book in softcover, I came to realise that there was some demand for a leatherbound edition.
“So I had 100 copies made up. The covers are actually made of Synt3, a mock leather, and what is really special is that each copy has an extra page, which shows the number of the book out of 100, and that page is signed by Mike Hoare himself.
“And yes, the price was $249 (less 25% in November 2020), and yes I sold quite a few copies. So who were the buyers? My guess is they were men who, above all, were staunch Mike Hoare fans, men who ‘had everything’, and men who were prepared to pay to own that moment when their lives intersected with Mike’s, as evidenced by Mike’s signature in their book.
“Each copy also has a dustcover, with an endorsement by Eeben Barlow, the founder of Executive Outcomes. And gold foiling on the cover and spine. It is a collector’s treasure.
“And remember, once the leatherbound edition is sold, this offer will never be repeated.”
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