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vintagebaseballcardguy
01-20-2016, 06:50 PM
I posted this over in the BST but no luck there so far. I thought I would give it a try here. Anyone have a copy of Erik Varon's book to sell? I would like to buy a copy of his book on the Philadelphia Caramel Company from 2009. I know there were only 100 copies and he has no more. If you have a copy that you are willing to part with, please let me know. I can best be reached at rchilders1973@gmail.com. Thanks.

ErikV
01-20-2016, 07:53 PM
Robert,

You're not the first person whose asked about purchasing a copy of this book.
You are correct in that only one print run of 100 books were printed in 2009.
Unfortunately, all 100 copies are now sold out.

I'm looking into making it available in an ebook format. I don't know what all
is involved, so it may be some time before it becomes available. If I am able
to market it in this format, the price will be significantly less than the original
cover price of $12.99. While I still need to look into this, my guess would be
selling it around $1.99 per ebook. As I learn more I'll keep the board posted.

ErikV

vintagebaseballcardguy
01-20-2016, 07:58 PM
Erik, thanks for the knowledge. I look forward to reading it. The e cards, especially e95 and e96, are very appealing.

ErikV
01-21-2016, 09:35 PM
Robert et al,

I'm looking into having another print run made of my book. I've contacted the
original printing company I used in 2009 to see if this is possible. If I can get
more books printed I'd like to get an idea how many people would like to
purchase a copy. I will then place the order after I get an idea as to how many
books I need. The price would be the same as the original amount, $12.99
plus $3.00 s/h.

I'm hoping to have an answer soon regarding this second print run. Soon as I
hear something I'll let the board know.

Thanks,

ErikV

mechanicalman
01-21-2016, 10:02 PM
I collect e95 and would sign up to buy a copy. I think the history of the cards/company is a big part of the overall appeal for me.

ErikV
01-22-2016, 12:03 PM
Here's an update about reprinting copies of the book. I am able to have more
copies made. I need to order 15 copies to sell it at the $12.99 price. So far, I
have 8 people wanting copies. If I could get 7 more I'll go ahead and place an
order. In order to give everyone a chance to decide if they want to order a
copy, I'll give it a week and will repost how many people are interested in
purchasing a copy.

If you are interested in a copy, please PM with your name and the number of
copies you'd like to purchase.

Thanks,

ErikV

ErikV
01-29-2016, 12:17 PM
All,

For those who've expressed interest in purchasing a copy of my book about the
Philadelphia Caramel Company I'm now ready to place the order as I've collected
the minimum 15 books needed to proceed. If you did not initially PM me, but
would still like to order a copy you may still do so. I do need everyone to send
their payment to me by this Sunday, January 31st. The order will be placed
first thing Monday morning, February 1st.

Once ordered I will not order additional books. Additionally, this book WILL NOT
be available on Amazon, Barnes-Noble or the like, so this will likely be the last
opportunity for you to purchase a copy of this book for yourself. The printing
company will take 2 days to print the books and 4 BUSINESS days for delivery to
my residence. I SHOULD receive the books by February 9th and place them in the
mail on February 10th.

I will keep everyone updated with periodic updates.

Please submit PayPal payment of $12.99 + $3.00 s/h to star6240@att.net.
Please indicate if you would like the book signed or inscribed.

Your cooperation would be much appreciated!

Thank you,

ErikV

P.S. A re-edit from my original post is to clarify: 4 BUSINESS day shipment to my
residence. Sorry for any inconvenience or misunderstanding this may have caused.

midmo
01-29-2016, 12:22 PM
Very cool. Can't wait to get it!

brass_rat
01-29-2016, 05:35 PM
Pm/paypal/email all sent.

Thank you very much for doing this! Looking forward to reading it!

Cheers,
Steve

toppcat
01-29-2016, 07:43 PM
I bought this book originally and just want to say how much I enjoyed reading it. You newbies will be pleased.

Cozumeleno
01-29-2016, 08:08 PM
I currently only collect tobacco cards but have thought about trying to get into the caramel issues. Hard to pass up at this price so I'm all in.

I have not read it and cannot vouch for it. What I can vouch for, however, is seeing several people looking for a copy of this in the past when they were sold out. To me, that made it worth it and I'm looking forward to getting my copy.

vintagebaseballcardguy
01-29-2016, 08:13 PM
Can't wait to read it! Thanks, Erik!

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gnaz01
01-29-2016, 09:19 PM
i bought this book originally and just want to say how much i enjoyed reading it. You newbies will be pleased.

+1000

WillowGrove
01-29-2016, 10:30 PM
I bought this book originally and just want to say how much I enjoyed reading it. You newbies will be pleased.

Sounds good Dave. Erik, just paid. Thank you. Peter

ErikV
01-30-2016, 10:44 PM
Friends,

I realize there's an auction running late tonite and people are focused on that.
However, I wanted to take a moment and reach out to those who have previously
contacted me expressing interest, along with those last minute folks who would
still like to get a copy of the Philadelphia Caramel book...this is your last call!
Those who've contacted me previously about a book, please be advised if you have
not paid by Sunday night at midnight I will not be ordering you a copy of the book.
There's just over 24 hours remaining to order a copy, please don't wait. Thanks,

ErikV

(Copy of book cover attached.)

TheNightmanCometh
01-30-2016, 11:36 PM
How crazy is it that you can come on here in the hopes for some help in finding a book and not only do you get help, but you get help from the author himself.

This really is a one of a kind site.

JRO$!(
01-31-2016, 10:35 PM
Hi Erik, payment and PM sent.....Thanks jt

ErikV
02-03-2016, 04:45 PM
Just a quick update for those who ordered a copy of the book. Everything is on
schedule. The books have been printed and have shipped out. I'm expecting
the shipment of books to arrive at my residence on Tuesday, February 9th. I
will post the next update when they show up.

Additionally, one board member purchased a small quantity of extra books.
He will soon have both hard cover and soft cover books available. If you
missed purchasing a copy from me you can contact board member, Denny via
PM (screenname irishdenny) or email him at irishdenny@gmail.com.

Thank You.

ErikV

vintagebaseballcardguy
02-03-2016, 05:32 PM
Thank you for the update, Erik.

ErikV
02-08-2016, 12:17 PM
Just a quick update, the books just arrived at my residence. I'm going to spend
the day preparing and packaging all orders. They'll be going out in the mail first
thing tomorrow morning....one day ahead of schedule.

ErikV

ErikV
02-09-2016, 03:05 PM
All books were mailed out this morning. If you ordered a book your tracking
number is below next to your zip code.

ErikV

Zip Code Tracking Number
50265.....................9549 0110 5419 6040 3263 86
05859.....................9549 0110 5419 6040 3267 75
49301.....................9549 0110 5419 6040 3270 62
08770.....................9549 0110 5419 6040 3273 14
15235.....................9549 0110 5419 6040 3276 28
72956.....................9549 0110 5419 6040 3285 19
54758.....................9549 0110 5419 6040 3290 66
33458.....................9549 0110 5419 6040 3294 24
75006.....................9549 0110 5419 6040 3296 91
11758.....................9549 0110 5419 6040 3301 23
43026.....................9549 0110 5419 6040 3305 74
90005.....................9549 0110 5419 6040 3309 70
48375.....................9549 0110 5419 6040 3313 04
38343.....................9549 0110 5419 6040 3316 01
19522.....................9549 0110 5419 6040 3318 85
10025.....................9549 0110 5419 6040 3322 02
32963.....................9549 0110 5419 6040 3330 18
15241.....................9549 0110 5419 6040 3333 91
95125.....................9549 0110 5419 6040 3337 11
63132.....................9549 0110 5419 6040 3341 76
53185.....................9549 0110 5419 6040 3345 41
54115.....................9549 0110 5419 6040 3348 86
37222.....................9549 0110 5419 6040 3351 80
13820.....................9549 0110 5419 6040 3355 00
65201.....................9549 0110 5419 6040 3359 06



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Koufax32fan
02-14-2016, 07:44 PM
Erik - I received the book - thank you!

ErikV
02-14-2016, 09:07 PM
Mike,

Glad to hear it arrived. I would imagine that if all others book have not arrived yet, they should be getting there soon.

Erik

JRO$!(
02-17-2016, 06:15 PM
Book arrived Today, looks SWEET! Thanks again.....Jeff

mechanicalman
02-17-2016, 07:04 PM
Coolest thing that's happened since I joined this board: I was able to buy a book on a topic I have tremendous interest in directly from the author. Thank you!

ErikV
02-17-2016, 07:14 PM
Jeff and Sam,

Happy to hear the books made it to their destinations. Hope you guys enjoy reading
it as much as I've enjoyed researching it and sharing my passion with others!

Erik

Tom Hufford
02-17-2016, 08:10 PM
The book arrived yesterday - really well done, a pleasure to thumb through. I'll finish reading tonight. Really a welcome addition to my collection - just think if a book like this could be done for every card producer!

jburl
02-17-2016, 09:44 PM
Mine arrived yesterday as well. Pretty sure the package got ran over by a truck (literal tread marks on it) but the book was unharmed :). Looking forward to reading it this weekend.
Justin ( Burl ) Burleson

ErikV
02-17-2016, 10:06 PM
Thanks for all kinds words about the book. Just wanted to remind other board
members who might be interested in purchasing a copy that one board member
purchased a small quantity of extra books. He will soon have both hard cover
and soft cover books available. If you missed purchasing a copy from me you can
contact board member, Denny via PM (screenname irishdenny) or email him at
irishdenny@gmail.com. He may be delayed in getting back to you as he's
currently in the hospital after having surgery last week.

Thank You.

ErikV

Bored5000
02-17-2016, 11:12 PM
My book arrived on Tuesday. I have not had the time to do more than take a quick flip through the pages yet, but I just wanted to post that the book arrived without a problem.