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Nova Enterprises was a fan-run company that sold Trek-related products. It also sold professionally published Trek books in some sort of intermediary way between Ballantine Books and fans as per a 1976 ad in an August Party program book.
The company was originally called "Cyrano Jones' Trading Post," changing its name to "Nova Enterprises" in January 1973.
It was active beginning at least in 1971, perhaps 1970, as there was an 2-page ad in The Log of the U.S.S. Enterprise #1 (1970) advertising Star Trek film clips, tapes and photos.
A Different "Cyrano Jones' Trading Post
This is NOT the same outfit as the 1974 "Cyrano Jones' Trading Post" which was a Star Trek section at a Missouri, US book store called "The Book Rack" and the producer of the monthly bulletin, Sub-Space Chatter.
- Company Clippings
- Cyrano Jones' Trading Post, became Nova Enterprises
- DAGE Co.
- Enterprise Enterprises
- Enterprise, Inc.
- Federation Trading Post
- Forever Productions
- Goin' Back Enterprises
- The Interstellar Trading Post
- Intergalactic Trading Company
- Lincoln Enterprises
- Martin Enterprises
- New Eye Studio
- Omega Enterprises
- Starbase One
- Starship Enterprises
- Tribble Toys
What It Sold
A Lot of Cross-PollinationDevra Langsam wrote in he editorial of Masiform D #7 in July 1978:
From a 1977 ad for Inside Star Trek:Well, friends, it's finally happened. My dear old mimeo will no longer feed reliably (I don't call a system where you have to hold the paperweight with your finger reliable), and the motor on the NOVA Enterprises shook the house so much that the landlady called down to find out what kind of factory I was running beneath her. The repairman cheer fully informed me that the Rosensteins' universal joint (that which connects the motor to the printer, transmitting power from the one to the other—rather like a dilithium crystal) was GONE. Sorry, lady. Of course it works manually — I just can't run the motor. SOOO—I have finally broken down (after hand-cranking 114 pages for Trexindex — NO, no, Barbara; don't hit me. YOU hand-cranked 99 of the pages!) and ordered a New second-hand mimeo. Until it arrives, I'm using yet another leaner machine. Thanks, Roger. Meanwhile, I'm supposed to get my own new one in time to finish printing this. Pray for me.
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