The 2nd book in the epic series A Song of Ice and Fire: "A Clash of Kings" continues the story started by "A Game of Thrones". Like the first book, "A Clash of Kings" was very well received by fans and critics.
After the amazing success of our first release, I am excited to continue the progress with book two of this captivating story. Now, you can continue to follow your favorite characters with this amazing rebound edition!
Introducing: "A Clash of Kings" Rebound in a way that only Artem Charta can!
You've Never Seen Books Like These!
The books we create feature details you won't find anywhere else.
Each copy features a cast metal nickel plated emblem on the cover. This cast metal emblem is an original piece of artwork inspired by elements of the story. This book, "A Clash of Kings", features a crown of swords based on that worn by Robb Stark as "The King in the North".
Surrounding the cover is a raised cover border. This border not only continues the theme of a three dimensional cover, but also helps to protect the emblem from adjacent books when the volume is on a shelf. The cover material is entirely hand formed over this border, which takes considerable time and guarantees quality.
The spine of each book features a concealed rare earth magnet which holds a small bookmark in the shape of a sword. As with the emblem, each sword design is cast metal, nickel plated, and unique to each book in the series.
Inside, each book is given a completely new cleat sewn binding, the strongest binding for rebound books of this type. This edition also features deep navy blue end sheets (acting on the feedback from the collectors of our first project!), and red/yellow stripped head and foot bands at the end of the spine.
The beautifully numbered and hubbed spine features a decorative sword inspired by the the world of A Song of Ice and Fire. The sword is securely held in place by a strong rare earth magnet concealed inside the spine. This also served to center the bookmark on the spine in the same place each time you put it away.
Unmistakable. Even on a shelf.
Proudly announcing Signed Volumes!
I'm happy to announce that we will have an EXTREMELY LIMITED number of books which are rebound edition of copies signed by George R.R. Martin. These volumes will make up part of the 80 total numbered editions, further adding to this edition's collectible nature!
Continuing a practice I started with the first release, there will be a highly limited quantity of numbered editions!
There will be 80 copies of these numbered editions, 10 of which will be the copies signed by George R. R. Martin.
A note on numbered editions: Only the first 80 copies produced will be hand numbered. Once the TOTAL number of volumes pledged reaches 80 copies, the rest of the copies pledged will NOT be numbered.
As a thank you to all backers for helping us break $30,000 raised, all supporters who claim a book will also receive a FREE Robb Stark half dragon coin from our friends at Shire Post Mint!
It is to the support of this growing community that I owe the most sincere appreciation. Those that back our project will have the chance to claim a copy of this amazing edition at the lowest price we have ever offered!
In order to explain the different reward options, I've outlined them below!
$185 - Only 100 Available!
Our LOWEST price for 1 volume!
By pledging to this reward level, you'll claim your very own copy of this incredible volume of "A Clash of Kings" with all of the amazing features you've seen and read about. The ultimate collector's edition!
Reminder: Only the first 80 copies produced will be hand numbered. Once the TOTAL number of volumes pledged rises above 80, the subsequent copies will NOT be numbered.
$265 - Only 15 Available!
By pledging to this reward level, you'll claim your very own copy of this incredible volume of "A Clash of Kings" with all of the amazing features you've seen and read about. Each volume will be among the 80 copies which are hand numbered. These editions are also SIGNED by George R. R. Martin! His signature can be found on the title page inside the book.
Book: "A Clash of Kings"
By pledging to this reward level, you'll claim your very own copy of this incredible volume with all of the amazing features you've seen and read about.
$375 - Only 50 Available!
SAVE OVER $145!
As a thank you for your amazing support, you will get a copy of our first edition: "A Game of Thrones" AND a copy of our latest project: "A Clash of Kings"!
Note: Copies of "A Game of Thrones" will NOT be numbered. Numbering of this edition was an exclusive perk for backers of our first Kickstarter campaign.
These are not just fancy slip covers...
Creating one of our editions taken a large amount of labor and craftsmanship. The features we include in our designs do not lend themselves to mass production, and the quality expected of the final product means that hand work is the only option available.
Each book is handled individually throughout the process, from the bespoke new sewn binding, to the amazing features like the hand forming of the cover material. Each feature is carefully considered so that these volumes stand out against any other edition.
Our books start life as trade paperbacks. Trade paperbacks feature beautiful page accents, premium paper stock compared to mass market paperbacks, and the established print quality that we will require of our final product.
The first step is to strip these paperback books down completely until they are simply a stack of loose pages. The old glued spine is completely removed, and the books are ready for the Smyth Cleat sewing process.
Cleat sewing gives these books the strongest possible foundation so that they last and last!
The text blocks are then trimmed to the final dimensions, and any unfinished edges are squared.
Meanwhile, the covers are being assembled and made ready to receive the text blocks. This includes the spine magnet, the cover border and emblem, and the title stamping.
Once the text blocks are prepared, and the cover is ready, the two are combined to create the final product!
The books are proudly rebound here in the United States. This proximity gives us great control over the quality of our books at every stage, and helps to make sure that we stay on top of the entire process.
I've also worked very hard to ensure that nothing about these books takes due credit away from the people who deserve it. Our editions start as trade paperbacks, ensuring that everyone involved in the creation and printing of the book gets their due! We then carefully removing the binding to rebind it to create a unique collector's edition unlike any other.
I'm not stopping with just one or two books, or even just one series. As I have said before, this will be the first of many titles I plan to undertake. Can you imagine how an entire collection of books like this would look on your bookshelf?
... But in order to get there, I need YOUR HELP! It is your support that will make this grow!
Hi, I'm Michael
I founded Artem Charta (Latin, artem - art; charta – papyrus or paper) with a single goal: redefine what a collector's edition book can be.
My interest in quality books began when I found myself inside a very large, and very old, private library full of aged and character-filled books and volumes. As I looked around that room, I could imagine the owner sitting by the fireplace late at night, lost in the pages of a book from his collection. The books in that room were works of great quality, and I began to wonder: "Where would I go TODAY to begin building a collection like this?"
I found that it was harder than I thought to find what I was looking for. The more I looked, the more I realized that I wanted something a bit different than what had been done before. I knew that the first hurdle would be negotiating the complicated world of punishing and printing. In order to get past these obstacles, get things started, and ensure I did things by the book (pun intended!), I decided to begin with trade paperbacks and a rebinding process. This would ensure that I would have a quality print product inside, and that everyone involved in the printing and publishing gets the credit they are due. From their, I had a foundation to create the beautiful collector's editions you see above!
Thank you to everyone who helped start us on this journey by supporting our first project, and to all who join our community by supporting us here!
Risks and challenges
I have learned so much since the first campaign, and I fully anticipate this to go off without a hitch. If there are any unforeseen delays, I will always keep the community informed! This series simply builds on the design of our first project, so there should be no surprises this time around. I have also partnered with a different packager, to eliminate any delays in fulfillment once the books are complete.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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