Robert L. Shanebrook
439 Avondale Road
Rochester, NY 14622-1903
May 20, 2024
Going out-of-print:
I will not be printing any more books and plan to close the business  before the end of 2024.   I have accomplish my  goal of  sharing my documentation of  the magic of film manufacturing by selling thousands of books.  I have fifteen of the second edition  and a few copies of the first edition that I will sell.  When they are gone that's it. 

I am donating  my notes, photographs, and copyrights to a university's rare books and collections library. My current activity is cataloging the materials.   

Selling the inventory: ​
I inspect each book assuring it meets my somewhat unreasonable quality standards. Printing, binding, and shipping costs have skyrocketed but I am  keeping  the price as low as possible.  

The 1st edition, 94 pages,  provides a detailed description of the  current film manufacturing process at a modest price. Used copies are listed on for $100 to $200+!   My price is $50.

​The second edition, 470 pages,  includes historical background and many more illustrations that were made exclusively for the book. 

I have sold thousands of copies to individuals and institutions  in 55 countries satisfying my  personal goal of  documenting how my fellow Kodak employees  manufacture film. 

Your payment via PayPal or money order is your order.  If you provide an email address, I will confirm your order. If you do not receive your book, US customers must notify me with in two weeks and International customers with in four weeks so I can see resolve the situation. This time requirement is imposed by the shippers and PayPal.   

I pay the PayPal fee. PayPal requires that I ship to the address associated with the buyer's account. PayPal allows no flexibility on this. If you want shipment to another address use PayPal's "send money to a friend" service option. In doing so you assume the shipping risk. 

Rather than PayPal you can buy using US Postal Service Money Order sent to:
  Robert L. Shanebrook
  439 Avondale Road
  Rochester, NY 14622-1903

​I will ship within two USPS/UPS days after payment is received.  

First Edition: 
Book:  $50.00
USA:  shipping                                   $10.65
NY State: book, shipping, and tax      $15.50
NYC: book, shipping, and tax            $16.00
Western Europe:  book & shipping     $20.00  3 week delivery

Second Edition is US$150 plus shipping.  

USA: Total with USPS Priority Shipping                     =$162
USA: Total West of the Mississippi                              =$165

New York State: USPS Priority Shipping,  handling and sales tax=$175

New York City: USPS Priority Shipping and handling and sales tax=$177

2nd Edition   International  Shipping via United Parcel Service  
​Email me if you want me to quote the international mailing cost to another location: 

International shipping rates via UPS. Below are  estimates that I will honor. ​Email me if you want me to quote the international mailing cost to your location:    These are very attractive shipping rates  compared to retail UPS and USPS prices. 

    UK, Italy, France, Germany                            US$50
    Mainland Australia                                          US$60
    Sweden  via USPS & PostNord                      US$80
    Denmark, Switzerland, Portugal, Norway      US$60
    Tasmania                                                         US$109
    India                                                                US$70
    Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan                             US$55
    China, mainland                                              US$60 
    Canada, Ontario   UPS Standard                     US$23
    Canada UPS Central/Western                          US$33 to $38
Please email your phone number to me. UPS will delay shipment until I provide it.  They have said they will return international shipments without it.

2nd Edition is  US$150 + Shipping cost= Total 

My PayPal  Account, I pay the PayPal fee:

My email is: 

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