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ETPrintworks has added a new archive to the site, providing a handy link to projects & features which have been offered FREE in previous blog posts.  This will be updated with any new items as they become available.  Please browse the list and enjoy.  Merry Yuletide!

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New artwork preview

Staff artist Holly Mitchell has done it again!  ETPrintworks is delighted to present a sneak preview of another stunning piece of artwork to appear in a forthcoming issue of Enchanted Times:


Special offers & coming soon!

Enchanted Times #5 is in the final stages of preparation, with printing due to commence mid-June.  Pre-order your copy now & receive a bonus of 3 E.T.Printworks postcards!  Pre-orders are available from both TangleCrafts and the E.T.Printworks Store.

E.T.Printworks has a range of additional offers also available, including 3 for 2 on Enchanted Times Mini.  The Bumper Bundle of Enchanted Times has also been updated and now includes 10 issues: Omnibus #1, ET #3 & #4, plus all 7 regular editions of Enchanted Times Mini, all for the bargain price of just £13.50 (+ p&p)!

There’s no excuse to be behind the times when you’re behind the Enchanted Times!

N. B. Goblin Marketeers please note that your latest package is currently in preparation and will be despatched by the end of this week.


ADDENDUM: The Art of Gold

It has been brought to the attention of the Editor that one of the feature articles from Enchanted Times #4, The Art of Gold (as reprinted below) – being the result of an interview with an unnamed representative from the Rumpelstiltskin Registry of Re-identification – lacks clarity for those readers non-conversant in colloquial dwarfish dialect.  Thus, an addendum has been produced, and a ‘translation’ insert will be included with all future print copies of Enchanted Times #4.  Pre-orders were despatched before the introduction of said addendum; however, the insert will be forwarded to all subscribers forthwith, courtesy of the  Fast-as-You-Can Courier Co.

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the art of gold*

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Artwork preview: Holly Mitchell

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The Enchanted Times has previously featured the stunning artwork of Holly Mitchell in issue #3 (Red Riding Hood) and the editor is delighted to announce a collaboration which will see further exclusive illustrations for selected future Enchanted Times feature stories.

An Enchanted Times special edition is scheduled for release in 2012.  In the meantime, see left and below for a preview of some of the enchanting artwork to come:
the Frog Prince and the Pied Piper.

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UPDATE: Enchanted Express Mail NEW Services

In a surprise move, Enchanted Express Mail Services (official courier of the Enchanted Realms, as appointed by decree of the Inter-Realm Parliament Alliance), has announced 2 new initiatives.  

The first initiative is a mere broadening of scope, as for the first time, ER postage stamps are made available to the wider provinces and across borders into the ‘real world’. Generously priced at only half a Wish per stamp, a single stamp guarantees delivery from any land within the Enchanted Realms to any other land within the Enchanted Realms. EEMS advises that due to time in the Real World being measured by methods incompatible to those within the Enchanted Realms, Real World customers should make a full Wish (2 stamps) to ensure timely delivery of their correspondence, in addition to any legal postage requirements within country of origin.

The first EEMS issue will not be available to Real World customers as single stamps, but only as mini-sheet sets. This is due to cross-border export/import duties, the cost of which is off-set slightly by imposing a minimum purchase quantity requirement. However, the mini-sheets offer a degree of flexibility for both the casual correspondent and the collector. The first issue comprises four different designs which will be available as single-design mini-sheets, or as a mixed set (artist’s mock-up shown above; final released design may vary slightly). Each mini sheet also includes a sample Inspection label, to ensure correspondence meets the stringent requirements of the Correspondence Assured Delivery Treaty, and a sample EEMS postmark.

The second new initiative introduces an issue of potentially greater controversy: EEMS have developed 2 of the new postage stamp designs in conjunction with sponsors (who may be familiar to readers of the Enchanted TimesTruth-Be-Told Mirrors and the Fast-As-You-Can Weight Loss Co.). EEMS claims this move, though essential, is a ‘one-off’ gambit, in order to finance their enhanced distribution model (see above) – which in turn they hope will negate the need for additional ad revenue with regard to future issues.  Respectfully, the Enchanted Times feels that this is possibly a naive view from such a major player in Inter-Realm commerce, and feels that carefully chosen sponsorship deals may make or break the continued existence of Enchanted Express Mail Services, given the current economic climate of the Enchanted Realms. As strong supporters of EEMS, the Enchanted Times urges those in management to make whatever decisions are necessary to allow continuation of those services provided.  As the only courier service offering complete protection under the Correspondence Assured Delivery Treaty, the Enchanted Times also urges all consumers to remain loyal to the long-established EEMS institution rather than be swayed by the ever-swelling ranks and false promises of numerous non-regulated fly-by-night messengers.

EEMS do not currently have their own website, but information regarding Enchanted Express Mail Services, new postage stamp issues and other related news items will shortly be available through a portal page within the Enchanted Times journal (online). Further details to follow.


Some notes on spinning straw into gold

A brief note from editor Su Mwamba, upon researching the story of Rumpelstiltskin for a forthcoming issue of Enchanted Times:

My strongest memories from childhood of the Rumpelstiltskin tale are of his striped & bandy legs stamping through the palace floor in a fury, after being named by the Queen.  I later realised that this imagery came to me directly from Vera Southgate’s illustrations to the (now vintage) abridged version of the fairy tale published by Ladybird, originally in the 60s.  I didn’t think much more about it until Continue reading