FAQ

DPI Direct is the original manufacturer/print house and the only authorized distributor of the Sinkankas Symposium Publications. The books are only available for purchase on this website, https://sinkankas.dpidirect.com. Production runs are based on demand. In past years, only enough books were printed for attendees of the annual event. Because a wider audience has expressed interest in obtaining back issues of the symposium proceedings, we are producing a short run of issues dating from 2014 to 2021. To make the books affordable, at only USD 35.00 each*, they may be pre-ordered for a limited time period. They will be unavailable for purchase after June 1st, 2021.

*plus tax (if applicable) and shipping.

 

The last day to order was June 1, 2021,11:59 pm PDT, but good news now extended to June 4, 2021, 11:59pm PDT. The books will be unavailable for purchase after June 1st, now extended to June 4th. This is the one and only opportunity in 2021 to purchase, this is the last extension on the deadline.

  • 2021: Seventeenth – Agate and Chalcedony
  • 2019: Sixteenth – Pearl
  • 2018: Fifteenth – Tanzanite and Tsavorite
  • 2017: Fourteenth – Sapphire
  • 2015: Thirteenth – Opal
  • 2014: Twelfth – Peridot & Uncommon Green Gem Minerals
  • 2013: Eleventh – Ruby (revised edition published in 2014)
*2016 and 2020 had no conference symposium proceedings.

The files used in the production of back issues printed prior to 2013 are unavailable. They include Topaz (2012), Diamond (2011), Feldspar (2010) and all other earlier books.

In past years, only enough books were printed for attendees of the annual event. Because a wider audience has expressed interest in obtaining back issues of the symposium proceedings, we are producing a short run of issues dating from 2014 to 2021. These seven volumes will NOT be available for purchase after June 1st, 2021.

To make the books more affordable, we are accepting pre-orders, from all, not just attendees, prior to this year's production run. No orders will be accepted after June 1st.

We will be accepting orders starting April 16th, 2021, at 5pm PDT. You can order directly from https://sinkankas.dpidirect.com/

The cost is USD 35 each + sales tax (where applicable) + shipping (varies based on destination).

All orders will ship on or after June 15, 2021. (This is the only print run for 2021.)

Yes. The books are printed on digital press by the same print manufacturer as the original print runs. The books are printed on the same paper stock, with the same beautiful vibrant colors, perfect bound, soft cover with matte coating.

Yes, we will be shipping using a selection of available carriers, depending upon availability of carrier service to the destination address. Our shopping cart will pre-populate the dropdown menu of carrier choices after you input your shipping address..

The customer is responsible for paying all out-of-pocket customs fees or applicable duties. Be aware that some destinations cities seem to be more stringent than others in levying duties.

All sales are final. We will replace defective books within 15 days of customer receipt at no charge for printing or shipping. Please send us an email at: SinkankasSupport@dpidirect.com. Please include the order number in your subject line and include a picture showing the defect.