Sometimes I procrastinate and you do, too. If you've said "I'm going to order copies of Eric's books on VIA Rail, but I just haven't gotten around to placing an order", read on!
Since my books were published, I've absorbed increases in postal rates. Unfortunately, a planned Canada Post increase in postage rates*, set to take effect March 31, 2014 is too large to be absorbed, and will result in a substantial increase in all my book prices. My book prices currently include free shipping in Canada, a small additional charge for shipping to the US and internationally. Since each book weighs less than 500 grams, they are classified as oversized lettermail, and this is one of the rates that will cost more - up to 30% more.
Any order received by March 20 will reflect the current price structure. New prices will come into effect on March 21, and a new order form reflecting the new prices will be posted on this blog effective that date.
So if you've been procrastinating, do so no longer! Order now to lock in your books at the current prices (free shipping within Canada included in the following):
Trackside with VIA :
The First 35 Years . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$25
Cross-Canada Compendium. . . . . . . . . . . $30
Cross-Canada Comp. Consist Companion . . $10
Highball! And I mean it this time!
*(Canada Post is losing money. Lots of money. One way they're trying to make more money is to charge more for their services. This in turn will cost even more business, thereby losing even more money. But then I'm no economist. These increases are 'due to regulatory approval' but I think they'll be approved!)
Prepare to wave goodbye to the current prices!
VIA No 2 at Portage la Prairie, MB. (Brian Schuff photo)