I’ve been getting a lot of questions about whether any new editions of Tabula Mundi are forthcoming, since the Colores Arcus edition sold out.
The short answer is YES, and soon. I am in the gathering info stage, and figuring out what changes will be made to any new edition, what the printing job will cost and what I can afford to do, etc. I only print using companies based in the USA, so once the decisions are made, the turn around time is quick. Details will be coming soon!
I wanted to also alert you to the fact that someone is pirating my work. If you see my decks (Tabula Mundi, Rosetta, Pharos) sold anywhere other than www.tarotcart.com or shop.rosettatarot.com, unless they are reselling their own used copy, it is an inferior PIRATED version.
There is one pirated version on a very popular site – printed on inferior GLOSSY cardboard, without the holograms or booklet or nice box – and they are asking for MORE money than I charge for a real version on real matte cardstock with the holographic foil backs, silk lined box, and booklet.
They are also pirating several other decks, not just mine. While I am sure this is happening all over the world, at least on the major commerce sites here there is a little way to combat it, by reporting infractions.
So don’t be fooled, and please report counterfeit decks and deck pirates, and get them kicked off their platforms. It’s easy, and if enough people do it, their sites will get taken down. On Etsy, for example, as long as you have an Etsy account it is easy to report an item or a shop as violating Etsy’s terms – which pirated products do! They can be flagged as “not handmade” (they have to be either “handmade” or vintage – and for handmade, they have to have the rights to be making them) and/or “prohibited item” as making something that the rights belong to someone else is prohibited. Here’s how: https://help.etsy.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000344568-How-to-Report-an-Item-or-Shop
I’ve done it – and it only takes a second.
It’s distressing to see how easy it is for someone to take a labor of love, something I worked on for more than five years to completion, scan it and start selling shoddy copies of it. And do the same for the work of countless others. I know how much effort goes into the creation of a deck – it takes over your life! So please report this when you see it.
I will always endeavor to keep self publishing my works and keep them available for as long as I’m able. What’s more it will be A+ quality, handmade and assembled by the artist, at a reasonable price. If something goes out of print for good because I can’t fund the printing, I’ll let you know. But I’ll try to release new editions as I’m able so please be patient – good things are coming! So please flag the pirated copies you see and buy direct from the artist.
Beyond Tabula Mundi, I have a few other new art and tarot projects to tell you about soon. But because of this pirating, I’m trying to think of a better way to only show so much, to those who appreciate it. New works coming, I just need to figure out the best way to show you the progress.
UPDATE: Well while Etsy will take stuff down, the scammers can deny it and then Etsy will relist it in a few days! I have to file a court order! Unbelievable!
Still, keep reporting these things. If a shop gets reported multiple times, supposedly they will take them down. Surprised they don’t see how obvious the store that is selling all these decks is a scammer, as not only did I provide actual proof of my own copyright, but the scammers have 25 other decks on there – all by different people and companies! Surely Etsy does not believe these people own the copyright for all of them?