I was reminded of my infrequent posts on the site a few weeks ago and while it would be great to be involved more often, I'm afraid work takes priority. That said, I noted all your comments about a new M compendium.
I don't suppose I have to spell it out but here goes anyway.
The difficulty with this type of book is first finding a publisher willing to stump up production costs and PAY the something**!! author a reasonable (note the word) royalty percentage.
Hove Collector Books who originally published my Leica M Compendium have gone bust. It's hard to believe, but out of heaven knows how many photographic book publishers world wide, they were the only ones interested in printing a work of a comprehensive nature. Now, the situation is worse with publishers quoting 'styles' suitable for nano-second attention spans.
I am working on it. In the meantime, I am gradually updating the old edition and that alone will increase the number of pages and its weight. I would like to put in more about using M cameras, but much depends on how far a publisher would be willing to go, as there is already a lot of previously unpublished matter scheduled to slot in. If I could be sure of enough orders, I might even consider producing it myself - please don't all rush. I will post a notice in due course, should the situation warrant it.
Thanks and regards