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Bookblocks are printed, and at the bindery for attachment to endpapers. Covers are printed. Binding comes next. With that and packaging, my printer says that she will ship to me by May 1. You will have books in hand by the end of May no matter where you are on the planet.

Someone was asking what the printing equipment was. It’s a Xerox IGEN 3.




  1. töff said,

    April 13, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Now I wonder about the paper stock 🙂 … I don’t suppose there’s a colophon?

  2. Steerpike said,

    April 14, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    Huzzah, still in time for my birthday! 🙂

  3. Rebecca said,

    April 17, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    I’m looking forward to seeing the volumes when they arrive, and to saying, “Ah. Worth the wait.”

    • rclacovara said,

      April 19, 2010 at 12:40 pm

      Trust me on two things: I want those volumes to arrive even more than you do… so that I can move them out. The other one is: it will be worth the wait.


  4. Aaron Singleton said,

    April 19, 2010 at 11:25 am

    At this point, am I too late to place an order, or are you printing more copies than have been ordered? I had a death in the family and wasn’t able to take care of ordering and such… If anyone knows, let me know.

  5. Aaron Singleton said,

    April 24, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    Hi Bob. I have a couple of questions: First, appx. how many pages will each vol. contain? and will the paper be super thin compared to mass market hardcovers? Doesn’t matter either way, but I am curious.

    • rclacovara said,

      April 24, 2010 at 4:51 pm


      The books each contain somewhat less than 1000 pages. The paper isn’t super thin at all… the web site has the paper specification. It is slightly lighter than the paper used in the first VIE.

      My first thought (about 2 years ago!) was to print everything in a single large volume, about 9″ by 12″, on what’s called “onion skin” or “bible” paper. Two problems: the font would have been very small, and there would be a real possibility of print-through. Oh, on top of that, the modern printer don’t handle bible paper very well… there would be greatly increased bolloxed up pages. So first, it went to 5 more reasonable size volumes, and then six slightly smaller, for shipping purposes. Soon, soon… we’ll see how my choices play out.

  6. töff said,

    April 25, 2010 at 4:36 am

    Nightmare last night! Got my CVIE. The paper was ivory 20# bond, all the printing was crooked as a mule’s leg, and the margins were … well, the text wasn’t exactly cut off, but it was right at the outside edge of the pages. Ugh.

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