Jack Vance in E-Book

I mentioned this once before, but there’s a site which has increasing numbers of Jack’s works, all converted from the original VIE texts, with the (very) few VIE errata corrected. You can down load The Chasch for free, and most other titles seem to be $6. There’s no DRM.

I am getting these myself, because my 6-volume set is a bit bulky in my luggage! And I don’t take my leather-bound original VIE set anywhere…

Just letting you know.

Should have final prices on everything in a week or so… stand by, when it happens, it will be fast.

Status and Update: CVIE & Slipcases

Sorry to have disappeared on you. I am now working two jobs for a bit, and Afton House Books is job 3. However, I expect final cost on both books and slipcovers any day now, and when I have them, I’ll report final prices to you. At that time, a further deposit on the CVIE will be requested, and the full price of the slipcases. I will also have firm shipping dates, so that at that point, it will all run automatically.


CVIE and Slipcovers

Just an update. I am now doing my almost-final counting of orders for the CVIE and the Slipcovers. They have been dribbling in, and may never stop, so: I’m going to get a count, add a few more of each, and get finalized pricing. I realize this seems to proceed at a glacial pace, but unfortunately, I can’t just order a few hundred slipcases (and certainly not CVIE sets) and just hold them to sell from time to time. I have no doubt that I will run out of however many I print eventually, but I can’t help that.

Thanks for your patience. It will not be very long now: everything must be shipped in fiscal 2012 or I’m a dead goose, my wife says…

!!! jackvance.com is on-line !!!

The jackvance.com site is alive. You can purchase e-book versions of much of Jack’s work. If you want Jack’s work electronically, and would like your deposit back on a CVIE, let me know–there’s no problem.

Slipcases and Second Impression of the CVIE

The slipcase count is almost done; I will order a few extra in any event. I’ll have firm prices next week sometime.

The count for the second impression of the CVIE is going more slowly; I will get a price on the quantity I have deposits for next week as well.


About your deposits: I always acknowledge any e-mail or PayPal notice that money is here, or coming. When the money actually hits, I create an account for you, if you don’t already have one. I will also tell you that. If you try to contact me, and I do not respond in 48 hours, try again.

Next week, I will be out of pocket from Wednesday, 12/8 COB until Monday morning, 12/13. I may not have e-mail during that period. Just be aware that you will not receive any confirmations or acknowledgements in that time period.

Just a few notes…

I have begun to see responses… I will acknowledge all of them individually over the next few days.

Yes, PayPal is fine for a deposit. But be aware that if I pay the transaction fee, and you elect not to buy a set, then I’ll be returning your deposit less 3% domestically, 4% for foreign deposits.


Good News for You, Sorta Good for Me…

Before you send me a deposit on books, I want you to be aware that there will be an e-book version of the VIE, sometime soon. I’m not the publisher; I will post some more info on it here when I get it. But if you’d prefer an e-book to print (hard as that is to believe 😉 you won’t have long to wait. I don’t know the cost, I can’t tell you anything else. Try the Vance website…

Life Edition

For years, we have been discussing a premier, folio version of Jack’s Work. The Life Edition will be bound between a carved wooden front cover, and a wooden back cover. It will be completely reset, printed on 100 pound paper, and lovingly bound. Size will be on the order of 24″ high by 18″ wide, if not larger. Original copper-plate engravings will be tipped-in to the volume.  The price will reflect the uncompromised production of this one-of-a-kind book. Few will be produced.

Soon, I will publish complete specifications, cost, and schedule for delivery. A substantial deposit of $2500 will be required to reserve one of the editions. Purchase price is estimated to be in the neighborhood of $10,000.

Delivery of the volume will be arranged on the basis of location, by premium delivery services. The book will arrive packed box-in-box.

No detail of this book will be overlooked.

Questions? Reply to this post.

Slipcases and CVIE

Ok, so I slipped from January to February… still, better late than never, right?

I will now accept deposits for slipcases and reprints of the CVIE. The deposits are refundable for any reason, until I call for the first payment.  The purpose of the deposit is to get a head count, because my printing costs in these low volumes are directly related to the number of books I print, or slipcases I have made.

I will take deposits for about a month, and then ask for 50% of the cost of the CVIE, and payment in full for the slipcases. I don’t know these prices exactly yet, but estimate $1495 for the CVIE, and $80 for the slipcase. Shipping is additional, at cost, and that is about $60 to US addresses; $100 to Canada and Mexico; and $180 to the rest of the world. The EU may be cheaper than that, if I ship from Milan to the EU.

If, when I determine the final selling price, you don’t like it, just ask for your deposit back, and I will return it less any fees that I was charged in receiving it.

To make a deposit, send $25 for a slipcase, and $100 for a CVIE to me. The deposit will be deducted from your total price. Checks may be made out to Afton House Books. In e-mail, send me a note with your physical mailing address and a phone number for delivery issues. My e-mail address is on my website, http://www.AftonHouseBooks.com. Some of the info there is obsolete, and will be updated, but you’ll find out how to reach me. (Putting e-mail addresses right here is not a good idea.) If you have trouble, respond to this post.

Books will be shipped 2 at a time. The first two will be sent after you have paid the first half of the price. If you don’t like them, return them, and I’ll refund you money less shipping. If you do like them, send the other half of the price, and you’ll receive the other books. I will have a firm schedule when I place my order with the printer.

I reserve the right to cancel publication if the number of deposits drives the cost of the sets above a reasonable limit. I would, of course, return your deposit at that point.

Questions? Respond to this post.

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