ERIC III small update

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by rasiel, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. Ardatirion

    Ardatirion Où est mon poisson

    The problem with ebooks is that they mostly use the same format and layout as regular books. That will never be more efficient. The truly useful ebooks have additional features - bookmarks, searches, enlargeable images, etc.

    I use print books when I can. The few exceptions are the later volumes of RIC (I use Helvetica's spreadsheets) and Krause 1800-1900 and 1900-2000 (I use the official pdf's).
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  3. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    Rss, i probably buy as many coin books as anyone here. I am a huge supporter of buying books to support authors in this hobby. I hope you took my comments as simple constructive feedback like they were intended.

    Can't help the sir thing, my momma raised me right.
  4. Windchild

    Windchild Punic YN, Shahanshah

    Who said preferring a book is old school?

    I much prefer a book to a PDF or an E-Book

    And I'm a YN!
  5. randygeki

    randygeki Coin Collector

    I prefer print to electronic, but there are plenty of people whod rather have an e version. It would make search though it allot faster.

    heres my Galerius

    Galerius AE Follis. 311 AD. GAL MAXIMIANVS P F AVG, llaureate head right / GENIO AVGVSTI, Genius pouring libation from patera, S to left, three vertical dots in right field, MKV in ex. ric 65 Cyzicus

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  6. Rudi Smits

    Rudi Smits Member

    No worries, I got them all as pdf files, as which I still use them, and I got tons of cross references. All my coins do have their RIC numbers...
  7. John Anthony

    John Anthony Ultracrepidarian Supporter Dealer

    I only have the free download of ERIC I at this point, but I find the ability to search it very useful, particularly when it comes to legends. I've used it to verify the attributions of all of the Romans in my collection. If ERIC II was made available in pdf, I would most certainly buy it.
  8. Rudi Smits

    Rudi Smits Member

    ERIC II can be downloaded (for little money) in several parts... I will have to take a look to find the link, or you could ask Ras...
  9. bobbyhelmet

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  10. John Anthony

    John Anthony Ultracrepidarian Supporter Dealer

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  12. SKI

    SKI Ooka Echizen Kawayama San

    I have all your books I relay on them more than any others that I have. I'm looking forward to getting a copy of ERIC III when it comes out.

  13. stevex6

    stevex6 Random Mayhem

    RAS ...

    I'm definitely a fan of the whole ERIC series, but because I already own and love ERIC-II, I am definitely gonna try and leaf-through ERIC-III to see if it is worth upgrading ...

    NOTE => but if any of you don't already own any of the "ERIC/RIC" books, then I would definitely be getting excited about purchasing ERIC-III
  14. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    If the price guide is done well, that alone would be worth it. Anyone remember the old Roman coin yearly price guides by Mortensen?
  15. rasiel

    rasiel New Member

    Hey guys - wow, these threads get long eh?

    To be honest - and speaking as a fellow broke collector - I would find spending a couple hundred bucks on a book a tough tough sell. Money's tight for most everyone. Some guys make ten grand a day so buying a couple hundred dollar book, good or bad, is a pittance but I think most of us really sweat expenses like that. And if I already had ERIC II that would make it an even tougher sell. What I would personally do is wait and see what others say and if it turned out the fans were raving (you know, the wealthier ones) then maybe I'd ask that Ras guy if he'd mind going on a payment plan and meanwhile sneak off the old ERIC II on ebay - et voila!


  16. rasiel

    rasiel New Member

    Oh and today I haven't done a single coin (sorry Galerius!). Spent the whole day playing Civilization. How's that for slacking?

    [Will get cracking now]

  17. John Anthony

    John Anthony Ultracrepidarian Supporter Dealer

    Civilization is addictive. I played that game for a while once and got completely behind on work, lol.
  18. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    Which Civ? When I was younger I spent weeks on Civ I and especially Civ II. I think the last Civ I own is Civ IV, but have been thinking about buying Civ V.
  19. Ancientnoob

    Ancientnoob Money Changer

    I have several games going right now, I travel about 25 miles north to play with a college buddy of mine on "hot seat". Civ IV is like my favorite game, and once you pick it up, its like putting a needle in your arm. I recommend it to all!
  20. maridvnvm

    maridvnvm Well-Known Member

    I take it that ERIC III will be even heavier than ERIC II. This is going to make shipping to those poor souls amongst us in Europe an even harder sell as shipping costs alone are now high.
    Looks like ERIC III is going to be even harder work than ERIC II was.
    Looing forward to it though.
    Best regards,
  21. rasiel

    rasiel New Member

    Bah! Civ V is for infidels (no unit stacking, no religion, *polygon* map - what were they thinking?!)

    Civ IV rocks!

    Ps. Martin, I'm giving thought to perhaps splitting it up into three volumes like early imperial up to Valerian then vol. 2 the late period starting with Gallienus and then vol3 for Byzantine. It would be a bound set but nothing says I can't split up the books when they get here and sold separately.

    What do you all think? A bound set in three volumes would make the whole thing more expensive but, again, if the individual volumes were sold separately they'd be cheaper.

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