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yurie last won the day on June 18 2019

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  • Birthday 07/03/1948

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    https://studyingjapaneseswords.com/

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    Los Angeles California
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    Japanese sword, Piano, Violin, Opera, Stock Market

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    Yurie Endo Halchak

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  1. Here is the photo of the Northern California Japanese Sword Club Token Kai in San Francisco on 8/5,6,7.
  2. Hi, Everyone, On August 5,6,7th, San Francisco Token-Kai will be held at San Francisco Airport Marriot Hotel. Next is their link. https://lnkd.in/gpeJsTCB I will bring my Hardcover books "Study of Japanese Sword". I will be there in the afternoon of the 5th, all day 6th, and the morning of the 7th. See you there.
  3. Yes exactly the same, other than a few misspelling. Yurie
  4. Hi Everyone, For some reason, Barnes and Noble don't send my hardcover book to Europe. For Europe, use the link below to send through a system called package forward below. Alpha is not sending any at this moment. https://www.yoreoyster.com/shipping/barnes-noble-uk/ Thank you Yurie
  5. Hi Toryu 2020, As far as I know, I don't think anybody saw those. I am sorry you got the rejected one. I know one person received a good copy directly from Barnes and Noble. The Alpha is telling me the paper shortage, Corona, and war. That may be a good reason, but I feel bad many people have problems with Alpha. You live in San Francisco. I plan to go to the San Francisco Sword Show this August. If you come to the show, and you still don't get the corrected book by that time, I will exchange with mine at the show. I hope I will have the book by that time. Thank you Yurie
  6. Hi Toryu 2020, Alpha should be selling updated/corrected hardcover now with their website. But something is strange. Are you asking me the question because you ordered one? If so, I am very sorry the problem. You may want to cancel the order with Alpha, instead order through Barnes and Noble. The Alpha is impossible to talk to. I am still not sure what is going on. I ordered one through the Alpha 11 days ago to make sure, but I still don't receive it yet. I also ordered one from Barnes and Noble, I received it(correct one) in 8 days. I don't understand their system. My publishing company, Alpha used Barnes and Noble's print shop. In my case, Barnes and Noble is not my publishing company. Printing is done and selling through Barnes and Noble site and sent me one in time, then the Alpha should have them. Their system is very confusing. I had to buy many books because of a contract between the publisher and I. The Alpha kept delaying sending me those. Sorry, I can not give you a clear answer. Yurie
  7. Finally, hardcover version of "Study of Japanese Swords" is out with Barnes and Noble. I still don't receive the hardcover version from my publishing company, Alpha, but the final version of the hardcover is sold at Barnes and Noble. On Barnes & Noble site, they shows the old version of the front cover but the book is a correct version. Because of the confusion with the publishing company, I bought one hardcover for myself to make sure. They sent me the correct one. The Alpha publishing company used Barnes and Noble print shop. Although, the quality of printing and paper is slightly better with Amazon's softcover, the difference is minimal Thank you very much those who waited long time for the hardcover. Below is the Barnes & Noble website, once you go to their site, write in the name of the book in search box. They can mail to many different countries. https://www.barnesandnoble.com/ Thank you Yurie
  8. I saw a few people already bought the Barnes & Noble hardcover copy. I am sorry they are not the approved version, and off-centered front cover. I just received a notice from Alpha publishing company that because of the Ukraine-Russia war, the approved final hardcover book will be delayed again. I have been writing to the Alpha publishing company to stop selling the hardcover, but they just don't answer. I may have to just leave it alone at this moment. Thank you very much for all your nice words. Yurie
  9. Notice to my readers: I saw Barnes and Noble sell the hardcover version of "Study of Japanese Swords" on their website. But my hardcover version is not done yet. The one on the Barnes and Nobel is the one I rejected last year. I did not know they are selling until somebody mentioned. As you can see on their site, the front cover is off-centered. Contents are the same but paper is not what I specified. Other than off-centered front cover and the paper is slightly thinner, nothing is wrong. But I rejected this version. The book have to be better than that with the price the publishing company's minimum price. I am trying very hard to work with the publishing company but they are taking for ever. Thank you Yurie
  10. TO: Brian Thank you very much for your comment about my book. Hi, Stephen: You saw "currently unavailable" on Amazon? Please try to go to Amazon again. They should have one. If you can not get one, I have extra copy. Please let me know. Hi, Mr. WiiFolstaff: Thank you very much for mentioning my drawings. But please keep in mind, those are only my drawing, the real Hamon may appear differently. Hi, Ckaiserca: You created a hardcover. thank you. It is wonderful. I am still working with the alpha publishing company to create the hardcover. They said it should be done by mid April. but I was told the same thing so many times and nothing happened yet. I hope this time is true. Hi, Surfson: You ordered hardbound on Burnes and Noble? I did not know they sell hardcover. How did it happen. I did not know that. Please double check it. I received the latest sample in late February. This sample was printed by Barnes and Noble printer. The Alpha publishing company told me the hardcover books will be ready by mid April. Where can I find the link Brian posted. I will try that. Hi, Okan: The Alpha publishing company was supposed to do the design, that was part of the cost I paid, but they really messed up. So in a hurry I did it. I used the photos my father took many many years ago. Those were his swords and he pasted his writing on it. I deleted his writing off and filled in with red of word.
  11. Hi, I am still waiting for the hardcover books. The publisher kept telling me they will have the book shortly. I don't know how long is "shortly". Please hold to buy the hardcover book until the better version is ready. Anybody bought a hardcover book, the publisher promised that they will send the new better book. Thank you Yurie
  12. Hi everyone, Please hold to buy the hardcover copy of "Study of Japanese Sword" for a while. The publisher did not print the hardcover book to my specification. They are in the process of printing the better one. Soft cover books are perfect. If anybody received the inferior quality book please notify the publisher and get the better one. https://www.alphapublisher.com/yurie-halchak-author-book-page I am sorry for your inconvenience. Yurie
  13. Hello Toryu2020.

    I finally received hardcover books today.  They are bad.   The design of the front cover & back cover is off.  The thin red border(4mm) only shows on one side

    and they used lesser quality paper for contents of the book.  I paid extra for the better paper so that the paper is thick enough to show the

    photos better. 

    Please let me know how is your hardcover book looks like.

    I feel really bad if you received the one like I got today. 

    The softcover looks very good.  I am sure you saw the softcover at San Francisco.  Is your hard cover book looks as good as the one I was selling?

     

    Thank you

    Yurie

     

  14. Hello Toryo2020. I finally received hardcover books today. They are bad. The design of the front cover & back cover is off. The thin red border(4mm) only shows on one side and they used lesser quality paper for contents of the book. I paid extra for the better paper so that the paper is thick enough to show the photos better. Please let me know how is your hardcover book looks like. I feel really bad if you received the one like I got today. The softcover looks very good. I am sure you saw the softcover at San Francisco. Is your hard cover book looks as good as the one I was selling? Thank you Yurie
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