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Panda Book Pre-Sale
« on: June 26, 2013, 08:11:30 AM »
The Gold and Silver Panda Coin Buyer’s Guide
2nd Edition
Pre-Publication Sale
Peter Anthony’s Gold and Silver Panda Coin Buyer’s Guide is indispensible.
PCGS, Professional Coin Grading Service

•    Photos of Panda coins and medals from 1982-2013
•    Weights, metal content and mintage for each coin
•    Identifies best buys
•    Expanded estimates of current B.U. populations
•    Includes platinum, palladium coins and medals
•    New varieties described and analyzed
•    NEW! Panda catalog numbering system
•    Bonus chapter on Unicorns
•    256 pages
•    English-Chinese for selected key facts

Just $48.88* - $5 savings. Limited Time Only

http://www.pandacollector.com/buyersguide2ed.html



*Less for China Pricepedia subscribers. Details in June-July China Pricepedia.
Pre-Publication prices end on August 1, 2013 or earlier.
Sale price subject to change.
Sale may be ended without notice at the discretion of the publisher.

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Re: Panda Book Pre-Sale
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2013, 03:24:06 PM »
(Pre) Ordered!

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Re: Panda Book Pre-Sale
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2013, 03:38:27 PM »
Just put my order in as well !  :thumbup:

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Re: Panda Book Pre-Sale
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2013, 03:40:10 PM »
Um, put me down for two.  :)

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Re: Panda Book Pre-Sale
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2013, 05:49:14 PM »
Thanks, everyone.

Best wishes,
Peter Anthony
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www.pandacollector.com

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Re: Panda Book Pre-Sale
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2013, 06:35:06 PM »
Peter does this mean my first book was a first edition?

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Re: Panda Book Pre-Sale
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2013, 07:27:55 PM »
Hi Peter,

Already placed my order days back. Will we be getting copies with your autograph? :)

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Re: Panda Book Pre-Sale
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2013, 08:08:13 PM »
Peter does this mean my first book was a first edition?

Yes, all current copies are 1st editions.

Best wishes,
Peter Anthony
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Re: Panda Book Pre-Sale
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2013, 08:09:12 PM »
Hi Peter,

Already placed my order days back. Will we be getting copies with your autograph? :)

Anyone who pre-orders and would like their book autographed should send an email or message to me.

Best wishes,
Peter Anthony
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Re: Panda Book Pre-Sale
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2013, 10:51:47 PM »
Hi Peter ... any chance of limited hardback editions ?

Congrats on finally nearing release of this book ... I already know it's going to be awesome  :thumbup1:

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Re: Panda Book Pre-Sale
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2013, 10:09:20 AM »
Anyone who pre-orders and would like their book autographed should send an email or message to me.

Best wishes,
Peter Anthony
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www.pandacollector.com

Peter, I ordered it immediately, as soon as I got the notice in my monthly Pricepedia.  Any chance that might entitle me to a photograph of you riding topless and in leather pants, with your hair in a ponytail, riding on a horse through a green pasture surrounded by flowers and hummingbirds?    A picture big enough to frame would be awesome.
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Re: Panda Book Pre-Sale
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2013, 01:22:52 PM »
Riding a unicorn, you mean.

Peter, I ordered it immediately, as soon as I got the notice in my monthly Pricepedia.  Any chance that might entitle me to a photograph of you riding topless and in leather pants, with your hair in a ponytail, riding on a horse through a green pasture surrounded by flowers and hummingbirds?    A picture big enough to frame would be awesome.

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Re: Panda Book Pre-Sale
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2013, 01:32:14 PM »
Riding a unicorn, you mean.


Yes, but unicorns don't exist so I knew that request would be rebuffed.  But horses, leather pants, hummingbirds, flowers, ponytails, all very reasonable...Peter had no choice but to say yes to that.   
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Re: Panda Book Pre-Sale
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2013, 01:39:28 PM »
Oh man!

Followed by all in the neighborhood, like
the Pied Piper......8x10 minimum.

Get to work photo shoppers!

He could ride a panda - they aren't extinct yet!

美国猫王

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Re: Panda Book Pre-Sale
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2013, 01:58:15 PM »
Peter, I ordered it immediately, as soon as I got the notice in my monthly Pricepedia.  Any chance that might entitle me to a photograph of you riding topless and in leather pants, with your hair in a ponytail, riding on a horse through a green pasture surrounded by flowers and hummingbirds?    A picture big enough to frame would be awesome.

What's so special about that?  :biggrin:

Best wishes,
Peter Anthony
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Re: Panda Book Pre-Sale
« Reply #15 on: June 27, 2013, 02:01:55 PM »
Hi Peter ... any chance of limited hardback editions ?

Congrats on finally nearing release of this book ... I already know it's going to be awesome  :thumbup1:

The printer wanted a ridiculous setup fee of $30/book (+ printing) for the hard cover so I passed.

Best wishes,
Peter Anthony
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Re: Panda Book Pre-Sale
« Reply #16 on: June 30, 2013, 06:36:21 AM »
Ordered mine too. Can't wait for the new book!

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Re: Panda Book Pre-Sale
« Reply #17 on: June 30, 2013, 10:51:44 AM »
The printer wanted a ridiculous setup fee of $30/book (+ printing) for the hard cover so I passed.

Best wishes,
Peter Anthony
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You do realize you are dealing with a collecting community...
Perhaps you could have a limited run of numbered hardbacks.
I bet they'd sell.  :thumbup1:

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Re: Panda Book Pre-Sale
« Reply #18 on: June 30, 2013, 10:53:58 AM »
Hi, any chance you selling an ebook version?

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Re: Panda Book Pre-Sale
« Reply #19 on: June 30, 2013, 10:59:16 AM »
Hi, any chance you selling an ebook version?


Yes yes, great question jinsun2000....if that is at all possible Peter, now or down the road, being able to take the guide with us on tablets and portable devices would be awesome. 
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Re: Panda Book Pre-Sale
« Reply #20 on: June 30, 2013, 01:06:12 PM »
Yes yes, great question jinsun2000....if that is at all possible Peter, now or down the road, being able to take the guide with us on tablets and portable devices would be awesome. 
+1 This need has been trending for some time.

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Re: Panda Book Pre-Sale
« Reply #21 on: June 30, 2013, 08:35:25 PM »
I wouldn't mind paying extra to get the PDF version with my book purchase.

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Re: Panda Book Pre-Sale
« Reply #22 on: July 01, 2013, 12:47:02 AM »
Word.

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Re: Panda Book Pre-Sale
« Reply #23 on: July 12, 2013, 10:54:50 PM »
Hi Peter, it would be great if possible to offer ebook version. I won't mind paying for it as i can view anywhere with my iPad. N30

Btw, this is my 1st post and I'm from Singapore. My group of friends also preferred to get the ebook version.

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Re: Panda Book Pre-Sale
« Reply #24 on: July 13, 2013, 12:03:57 AM »
I appreciate the input. Thanks.

Best wishes,
Peter Anthony
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Re: Panda Book Pre-Sale
« Reply #25 on: July 13, 2013, 07:22:39 AM »
Perhaps bundle an ebook version with the hard copy.

A nice hard bound leather version would be desirable for "hard core" CMC collectors life myself.  :thumbup:

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Re: Panda Book Pre-Sale
« Reply #26 on: July 13, 2013, 09:04:17 PM »

I'd add ebook version as well
with moving along the places I cannot afford buying books and moving them while travelling. (I tried to scan the 1st book for own use but the book seems to fall apart, read it too much :) )

For author/seller it would make it easier with shipping the item (just make it downloadable via something like amazon) ... and publishing (no need to print) ...For all buyers it would be cheaper, more transportable and ready to use, ...   and it would increase readers audience substantially.

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Re: Panda Book Pre-Sale
« Reply #27 on: July 13, 2013, 09:14:20 PM »
Trying to put myself in Peter's shoes for a minute, I wonder if one of the concerns with eBooks is piracy and illegal distribution.  I don't know enough about PDF or e-book technology to know if you can make them secure, so that the digital file can only be opened by the person who paid for it.  I know I'd be concerned about selling a digital book, and then some person decides to share the file with all his/her friends and it ends up going out to a bunch of people who didn't pay for it.   I know there are a lot of good people on this forum who wouldn't ever do that, but I'm sure there are people out there who would, people who don't know Peter or maybe don't appreciate the work he puts into the book.   And given the small, defined market he's selling to, it's probably harder to absorb piracy losses.    I'm just sort of thinking out loud about the limitations of e-books, even aside from just the work of creating it in the first place.  If anyone here on the forum is experienced with digital publishing, and knows the security that's possible, please do share.
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Re: Panda Book Pre-Sale
« Reply #28 on: July 13, 2013, 09:40:00 PM »
He still will publish hard books with the number of books he usually makes but offering ebook doesn't cost him anything especially when he will sell out the hard copy. 
For those who wanted to make copied version it is possible to get the hard book and scan it (pages are being detached very easy - it's the major flaw of the book)... quality will be slightly down, but the security is breached already ... The collectors' books are very limited market so I have doubts that even with illegal copies available most of people would go with not buying the real one.
As well some depends on pricing of the book. If the ebook costs $15 (or more/less as I don't know what's the cost of publishing hard copy of the book) - I think most of the people will go and get genuine book from reputable place.

Anyway it's all for Peter to think and decide.


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Re: Panda Book Pre-Sale
« Reply #29 on: July 13, 2013, 10:22:48 PM »
It is practically impossible to protect PDF document or ebook.

Speaking from personal experience, piracy and illegal distribution is an issue only if there is sizable market. Then again, there is nothing to stop people from pirating a printed book if there is demand for it.

Going forward, ebook or e-publishing is the way to go.

Let me ask this question, have anyone actually seen or receiving a pirated copy of China Pricepedia?

Also let me speculate a bit, I suspect there is more money to be made from monthly China Pricepedia than the one time Panda book. From marketing perspective, I rather see Peter maximize his work on Panda book to sell more China Pricepedia subscription, and one very effective way is to publish ebook version of the Panda book.

Sorry if my post offends anyone. For record, I am a subscriber of China Pricepedia.

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Re: Panda Book Pre-Sale
« Reply #30 on: July 14, 2013, 09:16:21 PM »
Perhaps to clarify my earlier statement.

I would no doubt still buy the hard copy, but it will be bonus if the book comes with ebook as well, it will be more convenient for me to load in ipad. I've bought some ebooks via amazon also so most of the time I can just read from my tablet.

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Re: Panda Book Pre-Sale
« Reply #31 on: July 23, 2013, 10:33:34 AM »
+1 I'd love to get ebook as well

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Re: Panda Book Pre-Sale
« Reply #32 on: August 06, 2013, 10:39:59 AM »
August 7 is the final day of this sale. Many thanks to all who have already responded/

Best wishes,
Peter Anthony
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Re: Panda Book Pre-Sale
« Reply #33 on: August 06, 2013, 10:56:15 AM »
Peter,
         When can we expect to get our hands on this long awaited publication?

Russ

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Re: Panda Book Pre-Sale
« Reply #34 on: August 06, 2013, 12:00:29 PM »
Peter,
         When can we expect to get our hands on this long awaited publication?

Russ

Russ,

According to the printer's rep the books are printed and at the bindery this week. I expect them to be air-shipped to me either late this week or early next. As soon as I receive them I will fill the orders of everyone who bought in the pre-publication sale. After that there will be a two month gap before I receive any more books as the rest of the print run has to cross the Pacific by boat.

Best wishes,
Peter Anthony
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Re: Panda Book Pre-Sale
« Reply #35 on: August 06, 2013, 02:00:23 PM »
Peter,
          Thanks for the update. I can't wait to get my hands on your second book.

Russ

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Re: Panda Book Pre-Sale
« Reply #36 on: August 06, 2013, 02:30:42 PM »
Russ,

According to the printer's rep the books are printed and at the bindery this week. I expect them to be air-shipped to me either late this week or early next. As soon as I receive them I will fill the orders of everyone who bought in the pre-publication sale. After that there will be a two month gap before I receive any more books as the rest of the print run has to cross the Pacific by boat.

Best wishes,
Peter Anthony
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I am living at the pacific (Asia). Perhaps they can just mail me the book and save cost for everyone, and me being the first person getting it in the whole world would be awesome

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Re: Panda Book Pre-Sale
« Reply #37 on: August 06, 2013, 03:35:29 PM »
I am living at the pacific (Asia). Perhaps they can just mail me the book and save cost for everyone, and me being the first person getting it in the whole world would be awesome

The plan is to ship Asian orders from Hong Kong. If you are coming to the Hong Kong Show please contact me and I may be able to hand you your book and say hello, too.

Best wishes,
Peter Anthony
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Re: Panda Book Pre-Sale
« Reply #38 on: August 15, 2013, 08:16:49 PM »
Hi Peter, any latest updates on ETA of the books?

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Re: Panda Book Pre-Sale
« Reply #39 on: August 16, 2013, 04:50:55 AM »
The plan is to ship Asian orders from Hong Kong. If you are coming to the Hong Kong Show please contact me and I may be able to hand you your book and say hello, too.

Best wishes,
Peter Anthony



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Really that, be great, I am in Hong Kong so most likely I will be there. Which day and time will you be free?

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Re: Panda Book Pre-Sale
« Reply #40 on: August 16, 2013, 09:21:12 AM »
Hi Peter, any latest updates on ETA of the books?

That would be nice Peter, thanks!

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Re: Panda Book Pre-Sale
« Reply #41 on: August 16, 2013, 09:27:14 AM »
It's like it's February of 1964....and we're all waiting at JFK for the plane to land...
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Re: Panda Book Pre-Sale
« Reply #42 on: August 16, 2013, 11:05:53 AM »
What a relief it will be!!!! I am going to sleep on that red beauty!

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Re: Panda Book Pre-Sale
« Reply #43 on: August 24, 2013, 02:26:46 PM »
Any update eta of the book?

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Re: Panda Book Pre-Sale
« Reply #44 on: August 27, 2013, 10:01:32 AM »
Any update eta of the book?

http://china-mint.info/forum/index.php?topic=8832.msg54490#msg54490

Pre-publication orders for the "Gold and Silver Panda Coin Buyer's Guide 2" outside of North America were shipped from Hong Kong yesterday. USA and Canada orders will go out September 1-2 as soon as I return to the USA. Thanks to everyone who ordered and for your patience.

Best wishes,
Peter Anthony
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