Addressing a couple criticisms of the Astrotheology Calendars:
1. No hole to hang it up http://www.amazon.co.uk/review/R26QLX5N ... tore=books
Each of the calendars include at the bottom of the description the comment: "There is no hole in this calendar-book, but you can easily hang it using a push-pin/tack." Or simply get a hole punch to create your own hole.
Acharya prefers a hole to hang the calendar but since the manufacturer doesn't technically make calendars they do not provide the service of creating a hole. It's really not a big deal if you're aware ahead of time. A problem with Amazon UK and some other countries is that they still haven't added the description yet.
2. Resolution of the photographs is lowhttp://www.amazon.co.uk/review/R1MTB433 ... tore=books
The images are not easy to obtain at all let alone get in high resolution. The images are not as easy to obtain as kitten calendars, for example. Acharya doesn't have the funds to travel to these difficult to get to places around the world and take the photos herself in high res. Plus, again, the manufacture considers these books and does not technically make "calendars" so, therefore, do not offer high resolution images even if the images themselves were in HD. The entire calendar is capped at 300 (DPI) as are all books, which is standard. The only way to resolve these issues is with a new manufacturer, which could happen but, even then some of the images may still not be HD.
So, at the end of the day, the low ratings due to no hole and/or low res images are in fact completely out of Acharya's control.
In a perfect world all the images in the calendar would be in HD but, that's just not reality. If anybody has great images they've taken themselves while traveling around the world that would be perfect for the Astrotheology Calendars feel free the send them to Acharya and she will be happy to cite you as the source. Or, if there are artists out there that would like to do astrotheology artwork for the calendars feel free to submit them to us for consideration.
The fact remains that there is no other calendar like these in the world so, we're lucky to have these original Astrotheology Calendars at all. Appreciate them while you can because Acharya make not make any more unless she gets more support for them.
Will folks help out a bit by responding to some of the comments at Amazon? Mostly to make sure people are well informed of what they're getting and what Acharya is up against. You can share this direct link but, since Amazon won't allow it to hotlink you'll need to post it like this with spaces:
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