"Absences" detail
I am back at my desk after a Christmas break. Currently I am working through overflowing virtual mailboxes. One of them had a great message: Absences will be part of the Artist Book Cornucopia IV at the Abecedarian Gallery in Denver, USA.

I have re-opened the Büchertiger Studio & Press shop on Etsy after the winter break where you can order a copy for yourself. It will take a little longer until I will re-open the Büchertiger Supplies shop, but you can choose to have an email send out to you when I do, just follow the link. What is keeping me from opening the shop after my break is – among other things – a new legislation in the EU with regards to ebooks, and I’ll have to make sure I can still lawfully sell them. – And I need time for making my annual list of inventory.

Fil Au Chinois, Lin Cable
I am going to make a new order of lin cable and gruschwitz thread when I am done. As usual I am offering special conditions for those who want to pre-order thread (any of the  30 colours produced, any thickness, also lin retors, linen bookbinding thread, gros bis, or even silk thread). If you are interested, drop me a line so that I can fill you in on the details. (You will find my contact data on my homepage. You can also leave a public comment if you prefer, and I’ll get back to you via email.)

Well, and with that, I am back to sorting through my mailbox. – After all I have to make sure I am done in time so that I can mail off a copy of abences in time for the exhibition. I hope you had a similarly good start into the new year!

3 replies on “Good News!”

  1. Congratulations! That’s great news indeed. 🙂 I do hope this is a sign that 2015 will prove to be a good year for you.

    I might possibly be interested in tagging along on your thread pre-order… but I hate to make more work for you by asking for the info! I’m not sure what I might be able to afford at the moment and don’t want to potentially waste your time. But I also do love your thread. If it’s convenient to email it… I shiver at the thought of your bulging inbox!

    Interesting about the proposed new EU regulations…. ugh!

    1. Dear Ellen,

      thank you for your interest. I will get back to you via email. Mailing out the specifications is not a lot of work, mostly copy and paste. But do not shy from causing this kind of work in any case: After all, I am making (most of) my money this way, and am happy about each interested message or order.

      The new EU regulations unfortunately are not proposed but applicable by now. I decided no longer to sell to the EU – which is stupid since I am living in the EU. But this whole thing is one big stupid thing. Apparently many other Western governments (including the US?) are preparing something similar. I hope they learn from what happened here and will put a suitable threshold into place. – This is the most important demand we small businesses have: put a suitable VAT threshold back into place. There are a lot – over 70 if I am not mistaken – different laws regarding VAT in place within the EU, and if I continue to sell within the EU I would have to deal with all of them. More bad news are on the way: while at the moment only egoods are concerned, in 2016 it will be in place for all goods. If the law isn’t changed considerably until then, I’ll give up my supplies business.

      1. Thanks for the clarification on the new regulations. That is indeed a nightmare. I hope sanity prevails… but that might be hoping for too much. That’s so crazy. The whole point of the internet is to make the world smaller and make things like international commerce easier.

        And thanks again for the email about the thread. A reply will be coming relatively soon…

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