21 June 2022

Book release date and mail costs update

As I had to wait for a dummy (empty pages and cover only) of the book, in order to establish mail costs, there was time to further improve content and design of the book. Yesterday the final file was mailed to the printer.

Earlier it was suggested to me that a significantly cheaper (and possibly faster) option for international mail was possible, but at close examination, I found there were too many risks involved. This option does not include the possibility of track and trace — which I prefer in the interest of both the recipient and the sender — and has a higher risk of the parcel being returned or getting lost. Therefore, I will keep the method used with the earlier editions, for now.

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I still hope that (mailing) companies, publishing houses or sponsors, in particular in the US, Canada and Australia will be willing to participate in the project, which would make distribution in these countries much faster and cheaper. Also, as I would much rather focus more on research and translation, than on managing the Foundation, I hope to get practical support from experienced and motivated new (advisory?) board members.

release date

Production has been somewhat delayed and will now start. The books are expected to be ready for shipment between July 15 and 30.

mail costs

There are two variables: quantity of books and destination. For each of the 4 destination groups I will list a table below. All mail costs include track & trace service. However, in last years experience this service was not reliable in ca. 3% of the cases. For quantities > 5 books outside of Europe (or > 12 within Europe), please contact me.

1. Netherlands

1 book
€ 4,10
2 to 5 books
€ 6,75
6 to 13 books    
€ 13, -
> 13 books  
please inquire

2. Europe 1*

1 book
€ 13. -
2 books
€ 19.50
3 to 5 books
€ 25. -
6 to 11 books
€ 34. -
12 to 13 books    
€ 45. -
> 13 books  
please inquire
* Austria, Belgium, Denmark (excl. Faroe Islands and Greenland), France (incl. Corsica and Monaco), Germany, Italy (excl. San Marino and Vatican City), Luxembourg, Spain (incl. Balearic Islands, excl. Canary Islands), Sweden.

3. Europe 2*

1 book
€ 18.50
2 books
€ 25. -
3 to 5 books
€ 31. -
6 to 11 books
€ 40. -
12 to 13 books    
€ 55. -
> 13 books  
please inquire
*all other countries in Europe (excl. Russia): Albania, Andorra, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canary Islands, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Portugal (incl. Azores and Madeira), Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom (incl. Channel Islands and Gibraltar), Switzerland, Vatican City.

4. Other*

1 book
€ 25.50 (ca. 27 US$)
2 books
€ 38.80 (ca. 41 US$)
3 to 5 books    
€ 68.30 (ca. 72 US$)
6 to 11 books  
€ 125.30 maximum, possibly less; please inquire
* rest of the world, incl. the European part of Russia

 

Price per book is € 48. - (go to web shop to order or see page samples at oeralinda.nl). For orders of 10 of more, discounts can be arranged (please inquire).

Because there are many variables already, I have decided to not yet include the possibility to order leather bound versions of the book.

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