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Terrific news! I would definitely order the paper supplement! I'm on the mailing list, and eagerly await any updates. Thanks!ernieworld wrote:Thanks for the kind words. I'm actually leaning towards printing the supplement. I could prefer that, too, and many other have expressed the same thing. Sign up to our mailing list on the website (if you're not already on the list), as I'll announce the final approach as soon as I work out the numbers. Lotsa good stuff in the supplement...Hausenfan wrote:
I treasure the original trio of books. I'd like to get the supplemental info, just wish it was on paper instead of PDF.
Yeah, and older people like to b!tch & complain, so a printed version would be great for them. I can hear them now..."What?! You printed a supplement to the original 3 volumes? I already bought them and now you want me to buy even more? You should have included all this stuff in the original volumes and now you want me to give you more of my money? You should be giving this stuff out for free for all the money it cost to buy the original 3 books!? You didn't put this stuff in the original books just so you could get more money out of me"vctrnsfgwee wrote:
I believe a printed version of the supplement would be successful. Most of the people who care about Ray Harryhausen are older and are more likely to prefer the printed page to electronic media.
Someone mentioned your post to me-- I can't tell from your User Name who you are, but if I neglected answering an e-mail from you, I apologize. I do strive to answer all e-mails, and reasonably promptly, but sometimes I get behind or miss one. In any case, please be assured that I wasn't ignoring you (or anyone else).Planetary wrote: ↑4:38 PM - Sep 07, 2017Has anyone heard anything on the progress of this set? It's closing in on the tail end of 2017 nearly 3 years since pre-orders started being taken and no new updates since last Dec and pre-orders closed earlier this year and now no responses to emails about progress.
I'm excited about the PDF going to print, too. Much preferred. And no doubt another one of the many "moving parts" Ernie referenced since that wasn't in the cards when he started the reprint machinery in motion. No doubt it took some time re-designing that material for physical media. Not to mention having to consider and deal with the extra cost in printing.SAM33 wrote: Pleased to hear the new material will now be printed again rather than just a PDF? I have all the originals.
Will you still be able to get that, or is that now a closed thing?
Yes, me too. I bought all three volumes when they came out and was disappointed when Ernie offered the update as a PDF only.rvoyttbots wrote: Rats! I didn`t realize the updates would be printed in book form.
I am hoping to go to press this fall. I know my time estimates haven’t been very good in the past, but I am working every day to get this project wrapped up.
There have no real problems with the project; it has just taken a long time to complete. This is a one-man operation (me) so I have to take care of everything myself. And the processes take time. For example, I had to break up the Kong chapter in Vol. 1 into 5 sections because the files are so big, and even at that so each section took 6-7 hours to output and upload. And that’s just for one chapter across the complete 3-volume set.
Also, the graphics card in my main computer went out recently so the computer was in the shop for about two weeks (the graphics card had to be ordered special). No files were lost or any other problems, but things like that happen occasionally and interrupt the work.
Other than that, everything’s looking good, and I’m confident you will be pleased with the results.
As soon as the files are handed off to the printer we will be able to lock down a detailed production calendar, including the soft-proof process, delivery of the files to the factory in China, the printed (paper) proof of the books, dust jackets, slipcases and other elements, the printing, the transport (by ship) to the Port of Los Angeles, inland trucking to my location, and final packing and shipping of individual orders. Such a calendar will mirror the detail in the production checklist shown below to provide everyone with a step-by-step timeline of the final production of the books.
A few orders of business:
FundAnything - The original pre-order funding for this project was through the crowd-funding site FundAnything. For all intents and purposes this crowd funding resource no longer exists. However, all of the pledges made as part of our original campaign were received and logged in, and all orders are still in place and intact. So don't be concerned that the original FundAnything site no longer functions.
Tariffs - Since the Majicks books are printed in China, some folks have expressed concerns over the recent tarrifs imposed by the U.S. government on imports from China. To the best of my understanding, these tariffs do not include printed products or paper. Thus, at this time at least, there is no financial impact on the Majicks project.
Thanks again to everyone for their support, enthusiasm, and saintly patience with this project. Everyone's anticipation for the end result (including mine) is almost palpable, but I truly feel the project will be worth the wait.
— Ernest Farino
PS: I closed down pre-orders a while back, but several people later stepped up to order. I have not yet locked down the final print run, so if you know anyone who would like to order, or if you would like to add-to or upgrade your existing order, I can still accept individual pre-orders.