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The "Ivanova is Always Right" Book Event


The "Ivanova is Always Right" Book Event is a fundraiser for Claudia Christian's C Three Foundation. For 7 days Babylon 5 fans can purchase books published by B5books.com which have been long out of print or out of stock. Quantities are very limited.

Claudia will personally autograph each book you order, and will write in it whatever you request. And she will write something different in each book you order. Order 3 books, get 3 different inscriptions (great for gifts).

For orders of 10 books or more, you have the option to get a 30-minute Skype session with Claudia for a $130 tax-deductible donation directly to her foundation.

The Book Event ends Friday, March 30th.

Scroll down for the FAQ to get all your questions answered including payment plans, shipping costs and more Claudia videos.



If you are on a budget or starting from scratch, look for our recommendations with "Editor's Pick" under the cover.


Editor's Pick
Artifacts from Beyond the Rim

Includes the Babylon 5 theatrical film treatment, JMS's notes for Babylon 5 episodes that were never made, a proposal describing a Psi Corps manual to be written by Straczynski himself...and a ton more -- a book's worth of treasures, each one more fascinating than the next.

Read the full details here.

Price: $77
(3-pay plan, no fees or interest available)

Encounters with J. Michael Straczynski

Read the full details here.

Price: $77
(3-pay plan, no fees or interest available)

SOLD OUT
But in Purple...I'm Stunning! Quote Book

Compiles everyone's favorite quotes into one comprehensive volume. The quotes are broken down by character (who said it, and to whom) and by theme. In addition to his foreword, J. Michael Straczynski wrote 8 introductions, one for each themed section.

Read the full details here.

Price: $77
(3-pay plan, no fees or interest available)


Editor's Pick
Highlights from the Series Echoes of All Our Conversations

Word-for-word transcripts of interviews with key Babylon 5 stars and crew while the show was in production. No revisionism. No forgotten details.

Uncensored and complete interactions with Mira Furlan, Peter Jurasik, Michael O'Hare, Jerry Doyle, Claudia Christian, Writer Neil Gaiman, Andreas Katsulas, Richard Biggs, Walter Koenig, Composer Christopher Franke and 17 more.

Read the full details here.

Price: $77
(3-pay plan, no fees or interest available)

Across Time & Space: The Chronologies of B5 (2012)

Contains two complete timelines (aka chronologies) that give you a complete picture of how the Babylon 5 universe fits in the history of the world. The ultimate Babylon 5 reference because it weaves the entire B5 universe into a cohesive narrative.

Read the full details here.

Price: $77
(3-pay plan, no fees or interest available)


Editor's Pick
Babylon 5: The Scripts of J. Michael Straczynski, Volume 1

Read the full details here.

Price: $77
(3-pay plan, no fees or interest available)

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Babylon 5: The Scripts of J. Michael Straczynski, Volume 2.5

Read the full details here.

Price: $77
(3-pay plan, no fees or interest available)

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Babylon 5: The Scripts of J. Michael Straczynski, Volume 3

Read the full details here.

Price: $77
(3-pay plan, no fees or interest available)

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Babylon 5: The Scripts of J. Michael Straczynski, Volume 5

Read the full details here.

Price: $77
(3-pay plan, no fees or interest available)

SOLD OUT

Editor's Pick
Babylon 5: The Scripts of J. Michael Straczynski, Volume 11

Read the full details here.

Price: $77
(3-pay plan, no fees or interest available)

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Highlights from the Babylon 5 Scripts of J. Michael Straczynski

Originally released in honor of the 20th anniversary of the series, this HIGHLIGHTS edition gives fans an abbreviated experience of the full set. Includes select scripts and commentary on specific episodes. Written entirely by Series Creator, J. Michael Straczynski. Also includes teleplay fragments that never made it to the screen.

Read the full details here.

Price: $77
(3-pay plan, no fees or interest available)

Asked & Answered Complete 5-Book Set

Babylon 5 Creator J. Michael Straczynski answers 5,296 fan questions covering every aspect of the show in over 100 categories. Took more than 2.5 years to compile and edit. Excellent complement to the Babylon 5 Encyclopedia.

Read the full details here.

Price: $385
(3-pay plan, no fees or interest available)

Scripts Complete 20-Book Set

The Holy Grail for Babylon 5 fans. This is the COMPLETE set, all 20 books, including the coveted JMS autographed Volume 15. Includes more than 700 pages of episode commentaries by J. Michael Straczynski. Super limited quanities. Can not be added to cart. Must be bought separately but all 20 volumes do count towards the Skype session.

Read the full details here.

Price: $1540
(3-pay plan, no fees or interest available)

Echoes Complete 7-Book Set

Most rare of all the books/set offered in this event because all 7 volumes in each set have been hand-signed by a Babylon 5 star, including now deceased Jerry Doyle and Stephen Furst. 2,100+ pages of Interviews with 50+ B5 Stars & Crew...while Babylon 5 was in production.

Because they are original sets, in their original shrinkwrap, they include the audio discs, bookmarks, postcards and a special message from each star. Most coveted product Babylon 5 Books has ever produced.

Because of the higher purchase price for this set, it counts as 10 books and qualifies for the 30-minute Claudia Skype session upgrade.

To order you must use the "buy now" button. We have so few of this set it can't be added to cart, and must be bought separately because we have so few.

Read the full details here.

Price: $838
(No payment plan available)

Asked & Answered Complete 5-Book Set

Babylon 5 Creator J. Michael Straczynski answers 5,296 fan questions covering every aspect of the show in over 100 categories. Took more than 2.5 years to compile and edit. Excellent complement to the Babylon 5 Encyclopedia.

Read the full details here.

Price: $385
(3-pay plan, no fees or interest available)

Scripts Complete 20-Book Set

The Holy Grail for Babylon 5 fans. This is the COMPLETE set, all 20 books, including the coveted JMS autographed Volume 15. Includes more than 700 pages of episode commentaries by J. Michael Straczynski. Super limited quanities. Can not be added to cart. Must be bought separately but all 20 volumes do count towards the Skype session.

Read the full details here.

Price: $1540
(3-pay plan, no fees or interest available)

Echoes Complete 7-Book Set

Most rare of all the books/set offered in this event because all 7 volumes in each set have been hand-signed by a Babylon 5 star, including now deceased Jerry Doyle and Stephen Furst. 2,100+ pages of Interviews with 50+ B5 Stars & Crew...while Babylon 5 was in production.

Because they are original sets, in their original shrinkwrap, they include the audio discs, bookmarks, postcards and a special message from each star. Most coveted product Babylon 5 Books has ever produced.

Because of the higher purchase price for this set, it counts as 10 books and qualifies for the 30-minute Claudia Skype session upgrade.

To order you must use the "buy now" button. We have so few of this set it can't be added to cart, and must be bought separately because we have so few.

Read the full details here.

Price: $838
(No payment plan available)



EVENT FAQ


HOW MUCH OF EACH SALE IS GOING TO CLAUDIA'S FOUNDATION?
See video above. Claudia describes it as a "chunk", (meaning more than "a portion"). We describe it as three times the amount most people donate when doing an event with her. We are doing this for Claudia and the donation from each sale reflects that.

TOP 7 REASONS TO GET ONE OR MORE BOOKS, EVEN IF YOU HAVE THEM ALL:
1. Replace one of your books and then sell the pre-owned one on Amazon or eBay to offset what you paid.
2. Get it as a gift...for yourself or a friend.
3. Keep the signed one for you. Use the non-signed as a loaner copy.
4. As an investment / Have Claudia personalize it "To My Favorite Babylon 5 Fan."
5. To have a personal connection with Claudia/Ivanova.
6. Because you'll never have this opportunity again.
7. To have a backup copy of your favorite volumes.

HOW DO I GET THE SKYPE SESSION WITH CLAUDIA?
Order a minimum of 10 books and make an additional donation to the C Three Foundation of $130.

Orders of 10 books or more will get a confirmation email that will include a special link to make your donation to the C Three Foundation. After you make your donation, your information will be forwarded to Claudia who will personally email you to setup a time. (How cool is that?)

DO I HAVE TO BUY 10 DIFFERENT BOOKS OR CAN I BUY A MIX?
Any 10 books listed on the event page qualify for the Skype session. You could buy 5 Quote Books and 2 Echoes Highlights and 3 Script Book Highlights.

WHAT ARE THE DETAILS ABOUT THE BOOK SIGNINGS/INSCRIPTIONS?
Every book you buy will be personally signed and personally inscribed by Claudia Christian. You can have a different "inscription" in each book.

By "signed" we mean her signature, and by "inscribed" we mean something specific that YOU choose for her to write.

A sample inscription would be "To Bob, Ivanova is always right...and so is your wife. Love, Claudia Christian" Or, your inscription may also be as simple as "To Bob" and then signed by Claudia.

Claudia will write exactly what you specify in the "Inscription" field of the form you fill out after you place your order.

Within minutes after you order, we will email you a link to an "inscription" form for you to state what you want Claudia to write in each of your books (you can have her write something different in each one).

WHERE DO I FILL OUT THE FORM FOR MY INSCRIPTIONS?
As we state above, after you check out you will instantly get an email with a link to the Inscriptions Form. The form will have a field to fill out what you want Claudia to write in each book you bought. You can fill it out right away or think about it for a few days. The deadline is April 5th.

Every book you order can have a different inscription. So if you get 3 books, you can get 3 different inscriptions. Ten books, 10 inscriptions and so on. Great for gift giving!

WHY NOT FILL OUT THE INSCRIPTION FORM DURING CHECKOUT?
This signing is a big deal to most fans and we know that many fans will want the chance to think about exactly what they want Claudia to write to them. The only caveat is that the form must be submitted by Thursday April 5th.

DO I HAVE TO HAVE ALL THE BOOKS I PURCHASE INSCRIBED?
No, but you must still submit the form. If you leave the "Inscription" field blank when you submit it, the book will be signed but not inscribed.

WHERE DID THESE BOOKS COME FROM IF THEY ARE OUT OF PRINT?
Short answer: from our previous printer.

Detailed answer: For the first 10 years of Babylon 5 Books, our releases were printed by CafePress. About 3 years ago CafePress called us with the sad news that because of competition from Amazon's new printing company CreateSpace, they were closing the book publishing part of their business.

Unexpectedly a few weeks after that, UPS arrived with a pallet of boxes from CafePress. It was our out of print books in random quanitites that we had paid for but had long retired. We didn't know these existed until they arrived.

At the time we were so focused on the Babylon 5 Encyclopedia, we put the books in storage with a mental note to figure it out later. Later happened when Claudia recently called us for help.

HOW WILL I KNOW IF THE BOOK(S) I WANT ARE SOLD OUT?
We will note books that are sold out and there will be no buy button. Quantities are really limited.

THE ORIGINAL SELLING PRICE OF MOST OF THESE BOOKS WAS $40. WHY ARE YOU SELLING THEM NOW FOR $77?
First and foremost because it's a fundraiser. Second because of the labor involved in preparing the books for their inscription, transporting them to Claudia, bringing the signed/inscribed books back from Claudia, preparing the Certificate of Authenticity for each one and then double-packaging them for shipping.

When we were selling books with CafePress, they handled all logistics and packing for us and they paid for all shipping supplies.

ARE YOUR CURRENT RELEASES PART OF THIS EVENT?
We wish, but our agreements for those packages won't let us include them in the Ivanova Event. In other words, orders for The Babylon 5 Encyclopedia, 20th Anniversary Cast Reunions Blu-ray/DVD, Fan Experience and CNN Documents Babylon 5 do not count towards the number of books purchased for this event.

SHIPPING FAQ
WHAT ARE THE SHIPPING PRICES?
Domestic: $8 for the first book + $2 for each additional book.
International: As high as $13 per book for the first 6 books and as low as $8.60 per book if you buy 10 or more.

WHY IS THE COST OF INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING SO HIGH?
We pay USPS regular prices because we don't have the volume of huge like companies such as Amazon. Critical note: We only charge actual shipping costs. We do not mark-up shipping. We use mostly Priority Mail for domestic and international, which is especially important considering the value of these books.

We also pay for all shipping supplies ourselves (bumper boxes, protective vinyl bags, bubble wrap and labor to get them specially packed).

HOW ARE THE BOOKS BEING PACKAGED FOR SHIPPING?
In a high-grade polymer bag, placed inside a bumper box for shipping, which is then placed inside another shipping box for orders of 3 or more books. We guarantee your books will arrive in perfect condition. We have a zero-percent damage rate on books.

HOW LONG BEFORE I GET MY BOOKS?
Allow up to 14 weeks. This timeline is a request from Claudia because we don't know the volume of orders and she doesn't want to make a promise about anything she is not 100% sure of. That's the longest it will take. We hope to have them shipped way sooner.

PAYMENT FAQ
ARE YOU OFFERING PAYMENT PLANS?
Yes. We are offering a 3-pay payment plan. (If you need more than 3 months and are a U.S. resident, skip to the next section about "other payment plans."

No matter how many books you order we will add shipping and then divide by three. In the following chart, you can see examples of how much your monthly payment would be depending on how many books you buy:



WHY A 3-MONTH PLAN?
Claudia can't sign any books in a payment plan until the plan finishes. By having them all finish about the same time, we can arrange it with her to sign those books in the same batch which will cut down on potential errors and damage.

ARE THERE ANY OTHER PAYMENT PLAN OPTIONS?
For U.S. customers, PayPal has a 6 month payment option with zero interest called PayPal Credit. We've read the fine print and this really is a no interest, no fees option if you pay it off in 6 months and you spend at least $99. Since PayPal sends us the full amount due when you setup the credit plan, your books will go to Claudia for signing without waiting.

If you wish to use PayPal Credit, see how in the image below:

C THREE FOUNDATION

Claudia Talks about Jerry Doyle in the above video

WHAT IS THE C THREE FOUNDATION?
The C Three Foundation was started by Claudia Christian to help those who struggle with alcohol use disorder. Claudia's Foundation is an advocate for The Sinclair Method which uses an FDA-approved prescription opiate blocker to extinguish addictive cravings without triggering the counter-productive alcohol deprivation effect that often causes those in abstinence-based treatment to relapse and drink even more than ever before.

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