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Grant Blackwood Update (February 28th, 2013)
Remembering Paul Lindsay (May 2nd, 2013)
Update From Cussler's Co-Authors (February 13th, 2013)
John Meets Up with Bestselling Author Michael Connelly in Portland! (December 6, 2012)
John interviews NY Times Bestselling Author Daniel H. Wilson (September 19, 2012)
VJ Books Announces Michael McGarrity as May 2012 Author of the Month (May 4, 2012)
Bestselling Author Alan Jacobson's Inmate 1577 is up for Thriller of the Year Award (Feb 27, 2012)
John talks about Vince Flynn's latest thriller--Kill Shot (Feb 20, 2012)
Where in the world is Dirk Pitt! (Feb 16, 2012)
USA Today Announces George R.R. Martin as Author of the Year! (December 29, 2011)
Grant Blackwood tells John about his exciting new project with James Rollins (December 11, 2011)
VJ Books Honors NY Times Bestselling Author W.E.B. Griffin as Author of the Month - December 2011
John Discovers Author Ben Coes (November 10, 2011)
Author of the Month - James W. Hall! (November 2011)
Read to Your Kids! Featuring Ridley Pearson and Dave Barry
New Video! Author Alan Jacobson talks about Inmate 1577 and Alcatraz
Remembering Author Joe Domenici
Author of the Month - Richard North Patterson! (May 6)
Ridley Pearson (Apr 1)
Lisa Gardner visits VJ Books! (Mar 16)
Jasper Fforde signs for VJ Books! (Mar 16)
Ramsey Campbell (Mar 15)
John Saul Signature (Feb 25)
Elmore Leonard is Justified! (Feb 23)
Orson Scott Card (Jan 7)
Dennis Lehane (Nov 3)
Grant Blackwood on Dead or Alive (Dec 22)
Grant Blackwood (Dec 10)
Stephen Cannell (Oct 5)
Alan Jacobson and Norwood Press (Sep 10)
John meets with Aaron Elkins (Sep 11)
Paul Kemprecos (Aug 29)
James Rollins (July 20)
Justin Cronin (July 9)
Great Writers Write (June 28)
Craig Johnson (June 18)
Jeffery Deaver (June 18)
Grant Blackwood (June 18)
Lisa Gardner (July 28)
International Thriller Writers (2009)
Thrillerfest 2009 Photos
Dean DeLuke and Shedrow Finds the Winner's Circle! (Apr 4)
Don Winslow (July 21)
ITW - Award Winners! (Aug 5)
Alan Jacobson Update (Nov 24)
The Collector's Corner: Ask John|
Book Collecting Questions|
What does it mean when a books is graded New/Unread?
Following the best grade
1st Edition / 1st Printing
What is a First Thus edition?
Advance Reading Copies (ARC) and Uncorrected Proofs
Paperback Originals (PBO)
Shipping & Handling Information
Your Assurance of Quality
What Our Friends Are Saying About VJ Books
I am looking for some advice about valuing signed books. Do you have any idea or know how I can find out their value?
How exactly does My Rewards work? How are points determined and how do I redeem them?
Can I can get a personalized message by the author?
Is my 1st edition of Notorious Nineteen also a 1st printing?
US vs. UK - Does my collection really need them both?
Aren't e-books going to kill the independent bookseller?
When you charge me for shipping a single book, and it gets consolidated with other orders, how does that effect the cost?
Which is the true 1st edition of Wool by Hugh Howey?
What are your opinions on C.J. Box or any other authors you feel strongly about?
I have a book on my hands that is stumping. What exactly do I have?
What is the difference between a Novella and a Short Story?
Can you tell me how tall the true 1st printing of Booked to Die should be?
Are the books just signed or addressed to someone? Also, what does the description "remainder marked" mean?
Can you explain the anomaly of the signature on my book being located on a blank page after the front loose endpaper?
Would a book's dust jacket change depending on its printings and editions?
Was Clive Cussler's Blue Gold published in a hardcover edition?
Where can I buy dust jacket covers and how thick should the covers be? Also, any suggestions on how to pack books that are going into storage?
Does VJ Books sell ebooks and, if not, do you plan to sell them in the future?
Where do I find the total number of copies printed for a 1st edition book?
How do I remove mold from my books and how can I prevent books from becoming moldy?
I recently received a book that had a "signed copy" sticker directly attached to the book's dust jacket instead of to the dust jacket's protective cover. Why didn't VJ Books remove the sticker before sending the book to me?
How do I find author signing events in my state?
Which authors will be collaborating on future Robert Ludlum's Covert One series?
I'm interested in Christopher Moore's "Sacre Bleu". The description says "hardcover with half jacket" - can you explain what a half jacket is?
Does a signed copy of a book with a remainder mark have more value than an unmarked, unsigned book?
I have signed book plates that I want to attach to the books. On which page and in what manner should I attempt to attach them to retain their value?
Can you tell me if David Baldacci's "Wish You Well" was printed other than 8" high with 401 pages. I am trying to find it in the 9" high larger size like all my other Baldacci books. format?
How do I safely pack my books for a move?
What is the value of an author's minimal (non-personalized) inscription in a book?
Does VJ Books sell books that authors have signed, lined, and dated?
Is my copy of "The Immortalists" a book club edition?
Will affixing my personal bookplate to my book affect its value?
Do publishers use different quality paper when publishing a book?
What can you tell me about Paul Levineís Solomon & Lord series?
Does VJ Books offer Certificates of Authenticity?
In your opinion, which ones (authors, titles) are a good investment?
In at least two of Jack DuBrul's Philip Mercer books, he refers to an incident around Hawaii and a Russian sub. Which book is he talking about?
How do I identify a first edition from Permanent Press?
Why is the jacket short on Zafon's Angel's Game?
Is Howard Gordonís book Obelisk the same book as Gideonís war?
Was Alan Bradley's aRed Herring Without Mustard published with a dust jacket?
Which authors avoid using profanity in their books?
Why canít I find a first edition of D.F. Jones' Colossus?
What is the difference in the books Serial and Serial Uncut by Blake Crouch and J.A. Konrath?
I am confused about John Grisham's The Innocent Man. The first edition of this book seems to have a different cover. Does this book you have listed state inside that it is a first edition?
What is a "rough cut" book binding?
Does it detract from the value of a book to have it signed by the translator (in addition to the author)?
Patrick Rothfuss - The Wise Man's Fear Number Line
Nevada Barr's High Country is missing some pages... is it more valuable?
Where can I check on your website for older book titles that may have come in?
Do the errors found in The Passage by Justin Cronin make it more collectible?
How do you tell if a book signature is authentic?
I'm attending a book signing by Clive Cussler. Which books should I take?
I have an A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton. What edition is it?
What is an Advance Reading Copy?
I found a rare book by Dean Koontz. What is it worth?
Were Clive Cussler's Blue Gold and Skeleton Coast ever produced in hardcover editions?
I purchased J. Kellerman's "Gone" and when I got home I noticed the book did not have an ISBN. Is it a true first edition book?
Does the ISBN help determine the edition?
Why collect books?
How do I protect a dust jacket that is see-through?
I've noticed that Clive Cussler's The Spy and John Sandford's Mortal Prey were printed without number lines on the copy write pages. Why?
How do personal inscriptions impact the value of a book?
Some history about "tip-in" pages...
What are tipped-in pages?
What is worth more, ARCs or unsigned first/first editions?
Can you tell me if there were multiple board colors printed for Joe Hill's Heart-Shaped Box?
What is going on with the Wal-mart, Target and Amazon price wars?
Why does my book have uneven page edges?
How to identify first editions?
US or UK - Which is a true first?
What's the best way to start collecting books?
In what order should I read Jack DuBrul's books?
Why would an author sign a remainder-marked book?
I recently received a book with a bookplate. What do I do with the bookplate?
Why are UK editions more expensive than US editions?
Are James Rollins' first three books only available in paperback?
Why do both hardcover and trade paper editions
of Robert McCammon's The Queen of Bedlam exist?
Is there value in unsigned Stephen King books?
What do you buy a book collector?
How are shipping and handling charges calculated?
Why do some first edition, first printing books have prices on the dust jacket flap and others don't?
What is the best way to care for my first editions?
UK vs. US Editions
Have James Rollins' Subterranean, Excavation, and Deep Fathom books been released in hardcover?
Why do publishers create different dust jackets?
What are your recommendations for buying and selling on eBay?
Why do some books have page edges that are uneven on the sides?
How do I determine whether a book is a true first edition?
How does a book plate affect the value of a book?
How does an inscription affect the value of a book?
A question about Term Limits by Vince Flynn
Booked To Die by John Dunning
Some signed first editions come with a sticker on the front of the book saying "signed copy" and it seems those copies are signed on a blank page. Why?
I can only find paperback editions of a book I'd like to add to my collection. Why aren't hardcovers available?
I would like to start collecting - What books do you recommend?
I've just found a beautiful copy of Chiefs by Stuart Woods
Kickstarter Campaign - We're Almost There (June 18)
Help Publish a Thriller With VJ Books and Norwood Press (June 13)
Gift Cards for Dads, Limited Edition Gaiman and Signed New Releases (June 16)
Father's Day Gift Certificates and Reading Copies for only $2.99 at VJ Books (June 11)
New for Summer - Reader Copies & Signed New Release titles by Bestselling Authors (June 9)
Special Pricing on Author of the Month Ridley Pearson titles at VJ Books (June 4)
Signed New Release Titles by Terry Brooks, Ridley Pearson, Janet Evanovich and more (June 6)
Signed New Releases by James Lee Burke, Dean Koontz, Khaled Hosseini, and Share Your Voice with VJ Books (June 2)
June New Release Update at VJ Books (May 30)
Noon Today Autographed Dan Brown & New Releases from James Rollins, Jeff Deaver, Craig Johnson and more (May 26)
Autographed Dan Brown Coming Sunday & New Release Titles by Hiaasen, Evanovich, Koontz and more (May 23)
Get 20% Off - UK Editions and the Collector (May 21)