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 2023. To make the books affordable, at only USD 42.50 each*, they may be pre-ordered for a limited time period. They will be unavailable for purchase after May 15th, 2023.
The last day to order is May 15, 2023 5:00 pm PDT. The books will be unavailable for purchase after May 15th 2023. This is the one and only opportunity in 2023 to purchase, this is the last extension on the deadline.
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 2022. These eight volumes will NOT be available for purchase after June 13th, 2022. 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 13th, 2022.
The next opportunity to pre-order printed volumes for 2024, and all back issues including 2023 (San Diego County Gems and Minerals), will be early March 2024 through about the second week of April 2024. (Yes, it is a small window.) Printed volumes will ship around the second week of May 2024.
The cost for all volumes available to pre-order in 2024 will be calculated on the page count for the 2024 volume and cost of paper.
As the date of the next symposium draws closer, this notice will be updated.
All orders will ship on or after May 15th, 2023. (This is the only print run for 2023.)
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.
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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 pictures showing the defect.
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