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Dave1442397
10-29-2012, 02:30 PM
Anyone else see this? I can't decide which version I want!

http://subterraneanpress.com/featured_titles/announcing_stephen_kings_the_shiningsigned_limited _edition

bsaenz24
10-29-2012, 03:09 PM
Now at $450 for the limited, I will be only looking at the gift edition for the art, but still that's a seriously cool limited edition!!

Also, they are not taking preorders until January 2013.

Martin
10-29-2012, 03:34 PM
I got the email this morning. Not sure if I will order or not. Here are a few details:

We're pleased to announce the Signed Limited Edition of Stephen King's seminal novel, The Shining. Read on for a short rundown on the project.

The luxurious hardcovers will be published in three formats and will feature over 40 illustrations by acclaimed artist Dagmara Matuszak. The signed editions will be signed by Stephen and the artist.

Signed Limited Edition of 750 numbered copies, housed in a custom traycase: $450
Signed Lettered Edition of 52 copies, specially bound, housed in a custom traycase: $2,500
Gift Edition of 1500 unsigned copies, cloth bound, housed in a custom slipcase: $95
Preorders for this offering will begin in January 2013. Publication is set for October 2013. News regarding preorders will be sent first via our newsletter, Notes from the Underground. Anyone interested should sign up on the main page of our site.

Brian James Freeman
10-29-2012, 03:53 PM
I'm sure they'll all be beautifully done!

Martin
10-29-2012, 04:50 PM
I wonder if this means they will also do a limited for Dr. Sleep?

bookworm 1
10-29-2012, 05:43 PM
I think I will be getting 1 of each.:p.No prob the signed if still around when I go to order but at least the trade.

bsaenz24
10-29-2012, 05:46 PM
I don't expect the signe copies will last the day it's available for ordering.

TerryE
10-29-2012, 10:29 PM
I got my alert, too. Now I just need to save that much money before then. :(

Ben Staad
10-30-2012, 01:35 AM
Very cool. Where you guys and gals at CD able to make a presentation/pitch for this? Just curious.

th3l0rd
10-30-2012, 07:36 AM
I will start to print some money for that :) who wants some ? :)

nightmare222
10-30-2012, 08:02 AM
I sure saw it. Unlike you, I KNOW which version I want. However, I'll probably have to settle for an unsigned version unless I win a lottery. Still, it's nice to dream! :rolleyes:

Ben Staad
10-30-2012, 03:00 PM
I will start to print some money for that :) who wants some ? :)

Large bills only, please. LOL

frik51
10-30-2012, 06:29 PM
Usually i don't have to think twice when a new King limited is announced. But this time I refuse to go along in this game.
$2500.00 for a limited edition is outrageous. I thought CD's lettered IT was already pretty steep, but CD usually goes all out with a limited - like indeed with the IT editions.
I really like SubPress, have many of their limiteds, including a lettered edition, but unless they plan to really outdo themselves, I cannot find any justification for this amount of money.
Except for the simple reason the fans will grab a copy anyways, regardless the price.

Well, I wont.
The trade edition: for sure.
Numbered - most likely.
Lettered: not in 2500 years.

sk

Teriw
10-30-2012, 07:27 PM
Agreed Siep! Well Said. Unless I was a millionaire...which I'm not. The regular signed edition is even steep, but they always are. I plan to get it though if I can save enough. It is the first one released since I started collecting, the aftermarket is too high so this will be my first signed if I can save the money on time...but i desperately need a vechicle.

jhanic
10-30-2012, 09:15 PM
I'll be getting a numbered edition and a trade edition. I just can't afford the lettered.

John

peteOcha
10-31-2012, 09:36 PM
Usually i don't have to think twice when a new King limited is announced. But this time I refuse to go along in this game.
$2500.00 for a limited edition is outrageous. I thought CD's lettered IT was already pretty steep, but CD usually goes all out with a limited - like indeed with the IT editions.
I really like SubPress, have many of their limiteds, including a lettered edition, but unless they plan to really outdo themselves, I cannot find any justification for this amount of money.
Except for the simple reason the fans will grab a copy anyways, regardless the price.

Well, I wont.
The trade edition: for sure.
Numbered - most likely.
Lettered: not in 2500 years.

sk

Agreed.

I'm really trying hard not to order any of the editions, need so many other important things... But then again, it is The Shining... WHich I do not have a hardcover of yet...

bsaenz24
10-31-2012, 09:51 PM
I'll likely go for the gift edition, but I really don't expect to try for the limited.

srboone
10-31-2012, 11:14 PM
Curses! I knew I'd have to put aside my general dislike for Billy and subpres at some point. Maybe I can catch it on the rebound from CD or Camelot Books...

Ben Staad
11-01-2012, 12:14 AM
Curses! I knew I'd have to put aside my general dislike for Billy and subpres at some point. Maybe I can catch it on the rebound from CD or Camelot Books...

Good to see you again!

TerryE
11-01-2012, 04:34 AM
Hey, it's Prodigal Squire. Good to see you again old friend. Hope things are well.

With my budget lately, even the gift will be a stretch, but we'll see.

bookworm 1
11-01-2012, 03:05 PM
Guess I better get back to e-bay and sell more stuff.

jester05jk
11-01-2012, 06:34 PM
Post here first, less fees involved and better for us.

Ben Staad
11-03-2012, 02:36 AM
You know I immedietely was thinking of buying the GE but now I'm not sure. There are a ton being printed and I may wait and try and snag one (down the road) from a secondary retailer. I love supporting small press but the price seems a bit high. Maybe I'm just feeling the "squeeze" of my current financial status.

Brian James Freeman
11-03-2012, 02:29 PM
You know I immedietely was thinking of buying the GE but now I'm not sure. There are a ton being printed and I may wait and try and snag one (down the road) from a secondary retailer. I love supporting small press but the price seems a bit high. Maybe I'm just feeling the "squeeze" of my current financial status.

1500 copies is actually really low for a King Gift Edition. it might be the lowest one I can think of, actually. We printed 1750 copies of the Gift Edition of From A Buick 8, which sold out pre-publication like this one will, and it definitely got more expensive on the secondary market.

Brian

jhanic
11-03-2012, 04:47 PM
1500 copies is actually really low for a King Gift Edition. it might be the lowest one I can think of, actually. We printed 1750 copies of the Gift Edition of From A Buick 8, which sold out pre-publication like this one will, and it definitely got more expensive on the secondary market.

Brian

I agree, especially since The Shining is acknowledged as one of King's classics.

John

Ben Staad
11-03-2012, 05:32 PM
1500 copies is actually really low for a King Gift Edition. it might be the lowest one I can think of, actually. We printed 1750 copies of the Gift Edition of From A Buick 8, which sold out pre-publication like this one will, and it definitely got more expensive on the secondary market.

Brian


I agree, especially since The Shining is acknowledged as one of King's classics.

John

I don't know. Maybe I need to look at recent the print runs of SK limiteds again. I honestly think I'm just feeling my financial pinch right now and will probably change my mind come January.

Teriw
11-03-2012, 09:25 PM
1500 copies is actually really low for a King Gift Edition. it might be the lowest one I can think of, actually. We printed 1750 copies of the Gift Edition of From A Buick 8, which sold out pre-publication like this one will, and it definitely got more expensive on the secondary market.

Brian

It most certainly did. Can't get my hands on one. GRRR. I wish I had known about CD sooner.

Brian James Freeman
11-05-2012, 02:58 PM
I don't know. Maybe I need to look at recent the print runs of SK limiteds again. I honestly think I'm just feeling my financial pinch right now and will probably change my mind come January.

Well, the good thing is you have a lot of time to decide. :)

Brian

peteOcha
11-05-2012, 07:59 PM
Seems like everyone is suffering from the financial woes... I'm hoping to save up enough so I can pick this up. Although shipping will probably be a killer. :(

bookworm 1
11-05-2012, 11:17 PM
Brian are you working for sub press too.Or just hoping for a free copy?:o
Well, the good thing is you have a lot of time to decide. :)

Brian

Brian James Freeman
11-15-2012, 08:11 PM
Brian are you working for sub press too.Or just hoping for a free copy?:o

I won't argue with a free copy if Bill sends one my way. ;)

Martin
01-02-2013, 05:16 AM
New info on Sub Presses website:

We've nailed down the last details, and are happy to let you know that the Signed, Limited Edition of Stephen King's The Shining will go on sale at approximately 12:00 PM on Wednesday, January 23, 2013.

There is one change to note. Gabriel Rodriguez (of the current comic series Locke & Key) will be illustrating the volume.

As a reminder, we'll be publishing the book in three unique editions:

Lettered: 52 signed copies, specially bound, housed in a custom traycase: $2500
Limited: 750 signed numbered copies, housed in a custom traycase: $450
Gift: 1500 unsigned copies, housed in a custom slipcase: $95

srboone
01-02-2013, 05:20 AM
Think we can crash THEIR website???? :o

Martin
01-02-2013, 05:23 AM
Yes.
Think we can crash THEIR website???? :o

srboone
01-02-2013, 05:46 AM
As long as i get my order in!;)

Martin
01-02-2013, 03:30 PM
I am only planning on buying the Gift Edition so I am less concerned.

bsaenz24
01-02-2013, 03:42 PM
still not sure if I want to spend the $$ on the limited.

peteOcha
01-02-2013, 07:25 PM
I'm only planning on the gift as well, hoping that it won't sell out super quick though...

srboone
01-02-2013, 07:31 PM
I'm torn. Definitely the gift. And if it were any SK title OTHER than The Shining, I wouldn't entertain the idea of the S/L...

Martin
01-02-2013, 09:11 PM
I just can't justify the $450 price for a reprint. $95 I am willing to do. If they said if would be followed by a limited Doctor Sleep I would be torn but for this one I am just going for the the Gift edition.

srboone
01-02-2013, 09:42 PM
I feel the same way, but The SHining was my intro to King and remains my favorite of his works. I may not even have enough for it. We'll see.

Martin
01-02-2013, 09:54 PM
I can't remember the first King book I read. The book the hooked me in though was the uncut version of The Stand. Still one of my al time favorite reads!
I feel the same way, but The SHining was my intro to King and remains my favorite of his works. I may not even have enough for it. We'll see.

srboone
01-02-2013, 10:05 PM
But it's obvious to me that CD does NOT want me to get The Shining, because they keeping tempting me with generous coupons!

Martin
01-02-2013, 10:18 PM
I am currently attempting to ignore today's offer.
But it's obvious to me that CD does NOT want me to get The Shining, because they keeping tempting me with generous coupons!

bsaenz24
01-02-2013, 10:19 PM
I just can't justify the $450 price for a reprint. $95 I am willing to do. If they said if would be followed by a limited Doctor Sleep I would be torn but for this one I am just going for the the Gift edition.

Since Doctor Sleep is not even out yet, who knows, maybe they will have a limited of that. That's why I am torn...the money and "what if" there is a limited of Doctor Sleep.....DAMN!!!!!

srboone
01-02-2013, 10:23 PM
I am currently attempting to ignore today's offer.

Same here. Succeeding, succeeding, succeeding, succeeding, succeeding....

:(

...help...

RJK1981
01-02-2013, 11:43 PM
Guessing the offer is for collectors club members?

Martin
01-02-2013, 11:50 PM
Had to go back and check my email, yes it was.
Guessing the offer is for collectors club members?

bookworm 1
01-02-2013, 11:57 PM
Passing on the coupon and most likely The Shining as well. I am in organize and pitch mode right now and my wife is on the same page. With all the books CD is putting out plus
the New book club I am trying to still figure out what to keep.Look for more stuff for sale soon.

If I were to change my mind I would go with the Gift edition.

Dave1442397
01-03-2013, 11:41 AM
I'm going for the S/L edition. I read The Shining when it came out in paperback back in the early '80s, and it's always been one of my favorites. I've also been resisting the various CD offers to justify spending the $450 on The Shining :)

RJK1981
01-03-2013, 11:48 AM
Passing on the coupon and most likely The Shining as well. I am in organize and pitch mode right now and my wife is on the same page. With all the books CD is putting out plus
the New book club I am trying to still figure out what to keep.Look for more stuff for sale soon.

If I were to change my mind I would go with the Gift edition.

Hey, you could always give me a late Christmas present! ;):cool:

rusty23
01-03-2013, 02:11 PM
I was getting the Gift edition, but all this talk about a S/L of Doctor Sleep is making me re-think... But then again, if the wife ever found out that I spent $450 on 1 book, I may not be around to enjoy it. ;)

bsaenz24
01-03-2013, 04:56 PM
I was getting the Gift edition, but all this talk about a S/L of Doctor Sleep is making me re-think... But then again, if the wife ever found out that I spent $450 on 1 book, I may not be around to enjoy it. ;)

Then you just need someone to leave it to......wink wink nudge nudge!

Dave1442397
01-03-2013, 05:18 PM
Sub Press announced that orders will be taken on 1/23/13 at noon EST.

rusty23
01-03-2013, 05:57 PM
Then you just need someone to leave it to......wink wink nudge nudge!

;)

Tommy
01-04-2013, 04:43 AM
I have to get a s/l, just no question about it, it may be the only book I buy for the whole year but it will be worth it in the long run :cool:

bsaenz24
01-22-2013, 03:07 PM
SubPress put a note on their home page today that they will NOT honor requests for specific numbers for The Shining. Nice. Real nice. Gee, do you think King fans MIGHT want the number to match their other limiteds...Maybe???Hhmmmm.... I can ceetainly see that you can't have a given number if someone else asked for it already, but....

srboone
01-22-2013, 07:24 PM
I just don't find much about sp that I really like, but I will try to put aside all that and will try to get a gift edition tomorrow.

bsaenz24
01-22-2013, 10:39 PM
I'm pretty much resigned to a gift edition though I am far from excited about the art just because it IS The Shining. Really don't see dropping that $$$ on art I don't love.

RJK1981
01-23-2013, 12:52 AM
I'm not wild about SP either. That's awfully rude on their part not to honor any number requests, even from their regular customers even it sounds like. I almost bought Lansdale's Act of Love off eBay not too long ago but decided not to, though it was considerably below the price it was sold for by SP (Definitely didn't seem to be worth $100 to me). Ended up buying a Thunderstorm Black Voltage title for about the price of the Hard Rain editions I've been able to find. I should be picking it up from the post office tomorrow (Was gonna today, but temps were still below 0, so gonna do it tomorrow instead) and will hopefully be able to get pictures posted later tomorrow night of that and my newest package from Cemetery Dance.

I might try to get a gift edition of The Shining, but dunno when I'd be to do that yet. Not too crazy on the price, but at least isn't even higher

calason
01-23-2013, 03:18 PM
I don't particularly like SP's methods either...They make fantastic books, but way over priced. I have spoken to them a couple of times in the past in regards to a few orders I placed and got very short, very terse responses. I have maybe been spoiled from the fantastic customer service I receive from CD! Does anyone know what payment methods Sub Press accepts?

bsaenz24
01-23-2013, 03:40 PM
SubPress is now going to accept requests for specific numbers on the limited, but not letters for the lettered.

calason
01-23-2013, 04:21 PM
Nevermind, if I would have read a little more, they state it right in the description.

bsaenz24
01-23-2013, 04:56 PM
The description was updated just this morning.

bsaenz24
01-23-2013, 05:09 PM
And......you can't get to the site.....

srboone
01-23-2013, 05:09 PM
Soooooooooo sloooooooowwwwwww. Ordered a Gift. No s/l.

rusty23
01-23-2013, 05:09 PM
I can't get on either....

Neiaushie79
01-23-2013, 05:10 PM
Well, I just tried to get on the site and I can't, I think it crashed

Dave1442397
01-23-2013, 05:11 PM
I can't get on either...I'd prefer it crashed to the book being sold out already.

calason
01-23-2013, 05:12 PM
I get to the home page and then nothing.

th3l0rd
01-23-2013, 05:12 PM
It's funny how easy it still is to DDoS a web site this days :)

Dave1442397
01-23-2013, 05:14 PM
3 browsers open, one on the home page...

Neiaushie79
01-23-2013, 05:15 PM
At least you got to the home page

srboone
01-23-2013, 05:15 PM
I had to go to Catalog, type in 'The Shining', and click 'preorder' to get the menu to pop up. I had filled out all the ordering infor before hand (placed a book in my cart, filled everything out, then deleted it from my cart); so I got through releatively quickly.

srboone
01-23-2013, 05:17 PM
I'm still playing around on their site (placing a lettetred in my cart, deleting it, etc), so I think it's still up.

Dave1442397
01-23-2013, 05:18 PM
...and it died again.

Dave1442397
01-23-2013, 05:19 PM
I had to go to Catalog, type in 'The Shining', and click 'preorder' to get the menu to pop up. I had filled out all the ordering infor before hand (placed a book in my cart, filled everything out, then deleted it from my cart); so I got through releatively quickly.

I'll try that if I can get back there again.

calason
01-23-2013, 05:24 PM
Under SK's pic on the homepage, click to order!

srboone
01-23-2013, 05:24 PM
Well, I got my transaction and order #s, so I'm hoping that's all good. Off to Half-preice books for some Bentley Little paperbacks (and maybe some others--I read a book recently by someone named Simmons, maybe he's more than just a one-hit wonder. Who knows?;))

Good luc everybody!

th3l0rd
01-23-2013, 05:25 PM
can someone post a direct link to the book ? search part of the site is not working very well ...

Oh nevermind ! , I've seen the link :)

rusty23
01-23-2013, 05:28 PM
can you post it please?

calason
01-23-2013, 05:28 PM
http://subterraneanpress.com/store/product_detail/the_shining

srboone
01-23-2013, 05:34 PM
Good idea, didn't think of that. I feel dirty after using sp's site. I think I should shower before heading out to HP books...

bsaenz24
01-23-2013, 05:36 PM
Damn, this is painful!!!

Dave1442397
01-23-2013, 05:36 PM
on the payment processing screen for a limited...here's hoping

srboone
01-23-2013, 05:36 PM
Tell me about it! uncle billy's site gave me the stank!!!!!!!

Dave1442397
01-23-2013, 05:37 PM
It says it went thru...now to try for a gift edition

Dave1442397
01-23-2013, 05:38 PM
can you post it please?

http://subterraneanpress.com/store/product_detail/the_shining

Dave1442397
01-23-2013, 05:39 PM
It's a race...Internet Explorer vs Firefox

Tommy
01-23-2013, 05:40 PM
Finally got my signed/limited ordered, that was painful :rolleyes:

Dave1442397
01-23-2013, 05:43 PM
Still trying for a gift edition...both firefox and IE are failing me!

Tommy
01-23-2013, 05:45 PM
I started at Noon and it took a full 30 minutes before I could get to the ordering page

Dave1442397
01-23-2013, 05:48 PM
Got a confirmation email for the limited edition...at least I got that one, unless 5,000 orders went through...

Dave1442397
01-23-2013, 05:50 PM
Got to checkout with 4 gift editions...now updating to 1. Maybe I should just order 4...

Dave1442397
01-23-2013, 05:56 PM
Got it, finally. Once I get the actual books I may sell one of them, but at least this way I have a choice.

Neiaushie79
01-23-2013, 05:59 PM
I am finally done! 12 minutes just to get to Paypal. I shed tears while waiting and ranted so loud, I'm sure my neighbors think that I've lost my mind! I am so glad my husband wasn't here

Neiaushie79
01-23-2013, 06:03 PM
It took me over an hour! That was painful, my chest actually hurts!

th3l0rd
01-23-2013, 06:04 PM
well, after exactly 60 minutes I've finished my order... At today's rates I'was billed 392 euros (not bad after all) for the signed edition... Now I need to wait for the answer to my email... It's not fair that I have to pay both US sales tax and vat+customs (about +25%) when I get the book overseas... And probably I will have to pay both :( well... November is far away...

Martin
01-23-2013, 06:14 PM
Since I was only ordering the Gift Edition I waited until the ordering window had been open an hour before even trying. Overall it went well. The first time I went to enter the order quantity the server timed out. The second time it went through without any issues. Considering the title and offering I was impressed with Subterranean site being ready to handle the volume.

Dave1442397
01-23-2013, 06:31 PM
Considering the title and offering I was impressed with Subterranean site being ready to handle the volume.

True. They did a lot better than Simon & Schuster did with the limited edition of 11/22/63. That was a total clusterfcuk.

Dave1442397
01-23-2013, 06:43 PM
I guess it's not selling that quickly after all. I just got back in and tried ordering 1500 copies of the gift edition and got this message:

There are not enough remaining of item "The Shining (preorder)" in your cart. Please remove "392" or reduce its quantity before checking out.

That means they've only sold 392 gift editions so far.

bsaenz24
01-23-2013, 06:53 PM
6 lettered and 128 limited left.

Martin
01-23-2013, 06:55 PM
I did not expect the Gift edition to sell out quickly but am surprised that the limited appears to still be available.

bsaenz24
01-23-2013, 06:56 PM
Ha. Now the letter went back up to 7 available. Weird.

bsaenz24
01-23-2013, 07:05 PM
I did not expect the Gift edition to sell out quickly but am surprised that the limited appears to still be available.

Down to 115. I think IT tooks 3 or 4 hours to sell out? And $450 is a good chunk of change for most people.

jigertz
01-23-2013, 07:10 PM
Well, because I have such great self control I just went and ordered a gift edition after ordering a limited about an hour ago. I just can't say no to The Shining and risk not being able to go back for a gift when I actually have the money for it. But it still won't compare to my lettered, triple (color) remarqued IT.

bsaenz24
01-23-2013, 07:36 PM
.... But it still won't compare to my lettered, triple (color) remarqued IT.

SWEET!!!

RJK1981
01-23-2013, 11:01 PM
Down to 115. I think IT tooks 3 or 4 hours to sell out? And $450 is a good chunk of change for most people.

Well, CD's site says 30 hours for the limited to sell out, but the site was pretty much down for a lot of that time, so 3-4 hours of it being up in a stable way is probably right. The lettered edition sold out in under half an hour though. I find their pricing of the limited and lettered editions of The Shining to be too high, which could explain why they aren't sold out yet. The lettered is 500 more than IT and their Limited is 25 under the price of IT. All for a book that is a little under half the size of IT and isn't an anniversary edition.

I say that, but if I had a lot of money I'd probably purchase a copy, lol

Martin
01-23-2013, 11:10 PM
The Limited and Lettered are now sold out.

Dave1442397
01-23-2013, 11:19 PM
The Limited and Lettered are now sold out.

I guess the after-work crowd on the East Coast got busy :) I'm glad I got mine.

Martin
01-23-2013, 11:31 PM
Took a little longer than I expected.

CyberGhostface
01-24-2013, 12:13 AM
Just curious what you guys think of Rodriguez's art. Over at TheDarkTower.org the reaction is pretty negative but as a fan of Locke & Key I think he's pretty good, even though he wouldn't be my first choice for this.

bookworm 1
01-24-2013, 12:20 AM
Boy that was fun reading about all of everyone trying to spend so much money from a pub that a lot of people seem to not like.:rolleyes:.Congrats to those of you who were able to get a signed copy. I passed on all copies for now. I know only the gift is still around but not sure about this. I have never had issues with sub press and do like their books.

srboone
01-24-2013, 02:20 AM
I think I'm the only only one who actually shows any open hostility towards sp.

Martin
01-24-2013, 02:35 AM
I am a fan of Rodriguez based on Locke and Key. I know a lot of people don't like comic artists are right for novel art. I am not inclined to think that way. I am interesting in seeing what he does with the story. Since I was only going for the Gift edition I was in no hurry to order, I think there is a good chance the Gift Edition will still be available upon publication. I decided to order today to ensure I received the Rodriguez art chap book as well.
Just curious what you guys think of Rodriguez's art. Over at TheDarkTower.org the reaction is pretty negative but as a fan of Locke & Key I think he's pretty good, even though he wouldn't be my first choice for this.

Martin
01-24-2013, 02:40 AM
I have no negative opinion of Subterranean, I have a few of there books and am satisfied with the quality. I have had no issues with them but I have never had an issue that required customer service. I now have two books on pre-order with them so that may change. The one criticism I have of them is that their books are often not worth the retail price in my opinion, this is the reason I only own a few of their books.
Boy that was fun reading about all of everyone trying to spend so much money from a pub that a lot of people seem to not like.:rolleyes:.Congrats to those of you who were able to get a signed copy. I passed on all copies for now. I know only the gift is still around but not sure about this. I have never had issues with sub press and do like their books.

Dave1442397
01-24-2013, 12:46 PM
Just curious what you guys think of Rodriguez's art. Over at TheDarkTower.org the reaction is pretty negative but as a fan of Locke & Key I think he's pretty good, even though he wouldn't be my first choice for this.

I like the Locke & Key artwork too. I have a lot of Sub Press books, and I think they've had the best over all artwork of any publisher I buy from.

For me, the artwork is not that important compared to the story. If you have a crappy story with great art, then I'm not buying it. A great story with crappy art is still a great story.

Dave1442397
01-24-2013, 12:54 PM
331 Gift Editions left.

bsaenz24
01-24-2013, 03:20 PM
It doesn'y say so on the SUbPress page, but Bill confirmed that The Shining will be that nice over-sized...um..size. I LOVE the oversized books!!! Sure they're less portable, but they just strike me as an even nicer book.

frik51
01-24-2013, 04:09 PM
A first for me: I didn't buy a single copy of a single edition.
I love (King) limiteds, love The Shining, had the money, but there's just one reason I didn't go for this book, and it has been said before: overpriced.
$2500.00 for a book is pretty outrageous. Why charge so much? Simple: King-fans, the ones with money, will go for this edition regardless - and true enough, it's sold out.
Even the S/L edition, close to $500.00. I would have loved a copy, but I hate the feeling I've been taken. So, I decided against getting this edition as well.
The gift edition is reasonably priced, but so far I haven't felt the urge to go for it. Don't think I will.

Am I being too negative here? Maybe, but it's how I feel.

sk

bsaenz24
01-24-2013, 04:26 PM
You're right, it is pretty expensive, but I can only imagine what they have to pay for the rights. King isn't going to give that away cheaply.

Martin
01-24-2013, 06:12 PM
Not negative at all in my opinion. I never even considered the Lettered, decided against the limited due to my feeling that it was simply overpriced. I went for the gift edition, but really considered not buying it due to the price. I think your honest assessment is valuable and is shared by many others.
A first for me: I didn't buy a single copy of a single edition.
I love (King) limiteds, love The Shining, had the money, but there's just one reason I didn't go for this book, and it has been said before: overpriced.
$2500.00 for a book is pretty outrageous. Why charge so much? Simple: King-fans, the ones with money, will go for this edition regardless - and true enough, it's sold out.
Even the S/L edition, close to $500.00. I would have loved a copy, but I hate the feeling I've been taken. So, I decided against getting this edition as well.
The gift edition is reasonably priced, but so far I haven't felt the urge to go for it. Don't think I will.

Am I being too negative here? Maybe, but it's how I feel.

sk

Dan Hocker
01-24-2013, 08:07 PM
So I thought I'd post this here, as I've seen a common misconception floating around a couple of other book related message boards I lurk on. It is a common misconception that comic book artists are cheaper artists to work with than say artists that don't do comics. It's actually typically the opposite. Not to defend SP but it is something to keep in mind, as I just saw someone blasting SP for picking a cheaper artist to maximize profits, and that irked me just a little bit.

I'm not involved in that part of the business here, but from what I know about the industry and what I know about comics and their artists, comic book artists are anything but cheap.

CyberGhostface
01-24-2013, 09:58 PM
So I thought I'd post this here, as I've seen a common misconception floating around a couple of other book related message boards I lurk on. It is a common misconception that comic book artists are cheaper artists to work with than say artists that don't do comics. It's actually typically the opposite. Not to defend SP but it is something to keep in mind, as I just saw someone blasting SP for picking a cheaper artist to maximize profits, and that irked me just a little bit.

I'm not involved in that part of the business here, but from what I know about the industry and what I know about comics and their artists, comic book artists are anything but cheap.

Is it alright if I use your quote here?

Martin
01-24-2013, 11:26 PM
Peoples assumptions never cease to amaze me.
So I thought I'd post this here, as I've seen a common misconception floating around a couple of other book related message boards I lurk on. It is a common misconception that comic book artists are cheaper artists to work with than say artists that don't do comics. It's actually typically the opposite. Not to defend SP but it is something to keep in mind, as I just saw someone blasting SP for picking a cheaper artist to maximize profits, and that irked me just a little bit.

I'm not involved in that part of the business here, but from what I know about the industry and what I know about comics and their artists, comic book artists are anything but cheap.

Dan Hocker
01-25-2013, 02:29 PM
Is it alright if I use your quote here?

Go for it.

zachip
01-28-2013, 11:18 AM
only 254 copies left for the gift editions!

srboone
01-28-2013, 06:00 PM
According to Uncle Billy's newletter, the sp site crashed 5 minutes before it went live with the sale. We did it!!!!:cool:

Martin
01-28-2013, 06:04 PM
I saw that also. I didn't even try until sales had been open an hour. Although response was slow the order went through without an issue.
According to Uncle Billy's newletter, the sp site crashed 5 minutes before it went live with the sale. We did it!!!!:cool:

bookworm 1
02-03-2013, 11:46 PM
Wonder what will happen in the morning since CD is being so secretive. Only 15 more hrs. to go.

Shakingman
02-04-2013, 12:07 AM
Anyone else see this? I can't decide which version I want!

http://subterraneanpress.com/featured_titles/announcing_stephen_kings_the_shiningsigned_limited _edition

I bought A limited @ $450.00 and a Lettered @ $2500.00 - I'm really hesitating about keeping the $2500.00 version.

Thoughts?

bsaenz24
02-04-2013, 02:12 AM
Wonder what will happen in the morning since CD is being so secretive. Only 15 more hrs. to go.

I think they are going to announce signed Superbowl programs!!!

th3l0rd
02-04-2013, 06:21 AM
s/l jack's axe ? :)

bookworm 1
02-04-2013, 08:21 PM
Keep both. If you decide you don't like the lettered edition you could send it to me for Christmas.:D
I bought A limited @ $450.00 and a Lettered @ $2500.00 - I'm really hesitating about keeping the $2500.00 version.

Thoughts?

sunnyckf
02-21-2013, 08:37 AM
Keep both. If you decide you don't like the lettered edition you could send it to me for Christmas.:D

Send Bookworm the traycase with the Rodriguez remarque and send me the book so i can compare the difference with my S/L :D

CyberGhostface
03-20-2013, 07:35 PM
Cover art

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Thoughts?

Martin
03-20-2013, 07:40 PM
I like Gabe's work but that one is not working for me.
Cover art

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Thoughts?

Tommy
03-20-2013, 07:47 PM
it's very cartoonish

jigertz
03-20-2013, 07:51 PM
Did Sub Press officially say that's the cover image? When I first saw it on the website I thought it looked almost like a stock image.

CyberGhostface
03-20-2013, 07:55 PM
If you save the image off their website it says something like "cover no text" and Rodriguez said he submitted it the other day.

srboone
03-20-2013, 07:58 PM
<sigh> leave it to subterranean press to make a mockery of this great work.....:(

Tommy
03-20-2013, 08:04 PM
I kinda sorta mostly really hate it :(
maybe that's the gift edition cover and hopefully the signed edition will be anything other than that

Tommy
03-20-2013, 11:16 PM
I suppose it could be worse

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Joe315
03-21-2013, 01:38 AM
I suppose it could be worse

12193

That cover summarizes the book quiet will I think. ;)

Tommy
03-21-2013, 02:56 AM
That cover summarizes the book quiet will I think. ;)

And what is also stellar about it is that given the bizarre and random nature of the image, it really could be used as the cover for any of his books and make just as much sense, ;)

Dave1442397
03-21-2013, 11:44 AM
Cover art

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Thoughts?

My first thought was South Park...I guess we'll see when the final cover is approved. Sub Press usually have great cover art.

srboone
03-21-2013, 01:36 PM
Danny as....Kenny? <sigh>

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I really hate sp...

rusty23
03-21-2013, 02:50 PM
When I first saw that picture on this thread, I thought it was a joke.

bsaenz24
03-21-2013, 03:21 PM
I will say, it's not that I dislike the picture. I just don't thnik it is "serious" enough for The Shining. I so wish CD had done The Shining.

srboone
03-21-2013, 03:42 PM
Roger that! That's why I asked Brian if CD had a choice between TS or DS.

Tommy
03-21-2013, 08:49 PM
I wish Cemetery Dance did both of them, very thankful for my Doctor Sleep preorder, the folks over at theDarkTower.org are not happy with the cover either, some are cancelling their preorders

Neiaushie79
03-21-2013, 08:50 PM
The picture is very Locke and Key. It's what I would expect if they were doing a graphic novel, not for this edition and certainly not for the price they charged. I was expecting just a little more effort than this.

Neiaushie79
03-21-2013, 08:51 PM
I wish Cemetery Dance did both of them, very thankful for my Doctor Sleep preorder, the folks over at theDarkTower.org are not happy with the cover either, some are cancelling their preorders

I'm grappling with that decision myself :confused:

Tommy
03-21-2013, 08:52 PM
me too, it's a lot of money to pay for a cover I just don't like

Neiaushie79
03-21-2013, 08:58 PM
I'm worried about the interior art as well. No offense to Gabriel, I blame Sub Press for this because they should have known better. Isn't Gabriel doing NOS4A2 as well?

bsaenz24
03-21-2013, 08:59 PM
For this one I have to fall back on the fact that this is a limited of THE SHINING!!! Even not being on the chosen art style, it will still be nice to have a solid copy of The Shining.

Neiaushie79
03-21-2013, 09:02 PM
I'm thinking about how ticked the people that spent the obscene amounts on it are. I'm disappointed and I only bought the gift edition!

bsaenz24
03-21-2013, 09:28 PM
I think people need to remember that the artist WAS announced before orders were taken. Granted the artist was changed once, but it was still before they opened up ordering.

CyberGhostface
03-21-2013, 10:05 PM
I think people need to remember that the artist WAS announced before orders were taken. Granted the artist was changed once, but it was still before they opened up ordering.

Yeah... all things considered people should have known what to expect.

Tommy
03-21-2013, 10:12 PM
Yeah... all things considered people should have known what to expect.

I knew what to expect when it was announced that Sub Press would be doing the limited but I remained hopeful until I saw the cover, I don't think anyone was expecting that

srboone
03-21-2013, 10:39 PM
I won't cancel, but only because it's The Shining. When this forum started, we had a thread about which book we'd want a new signed limited for and this was my choice. Best be careful what you wish for, I guess.

CyberGhostface
03-21-2013, 10:40 PM
I knew what to expect when it was announced that Sub Press would be doing the limited but I remained hopeful until I saw the cover, I don't think anyone was expecting that

IDK I don't think the cover is that drastically different from what Rodriguez normally puts out. Granted the choice of the cover itself -- Danny and Tony outside the Overlook -- could be better but artwise it's par for the course. It was always going to have that style.

Neiaushie79
03-21-2013, 10:48 PM
I'm not going to cancel because it makes no sense to me to have the sequel to The Shining but not The Shining itself. I just hope there's better interior. The cover just strikes me as dull or plain, like it's missing something.

Martin
03-21-2013, 10:53 PM
I actually like Gabe's work, but this cover does not work for me.
I think people need to remember that the artist WAS announced before orders were taken. Granted the artist was changed once, but it was still before they opened up ordering.

Tommy
03-21-2013, 11:03 PM
IDK I don't think the cover is that drastically different from what Rodriguez normally puts out. Granted the choice of the cover itself -- Danny and Tony outside the Overlook -- could be better but artwise it's par for the course. It was always going to have that style.

Glad someone likes it, I was starting to feel bad for Sub Press and the artist because of all the negative reactions it is getting

CyberGhostface
03-21-2013, 11:24 PM
I'm just a bit surprised that so many people don't like Rodriguez; the reaction to his work on Locke & Key has been uniformly positive from the getgo.

srboone
03-21-2013, 11:44 PM
I just find the art demeaning to the work it's illustrating. I'm just not into comics anymore, haven't read any of the DT series at all and have no plans to.

bookworm 1
03-22-2013, 02:47 AM
Such negativity. I do not think it is that bad. I do not plan on canceling my order.

sunnyckf
03-22-2013, 02:49 AM
To each his own and I respect that right.

But don't just go on criticizing Subpress themselves just for this one cover art. Imho, the supporters of quality small press publishers should stick with each other because there just aren't a whole lot of them coming out with fine limited editions of our favorite authors. Subpress has been around for quite some time and in the past I've had nothing but good experience with their books.

Sorry if I've offended anybody here, but implications that letting Subpress do the limited edition of The Shining has been demeaning to the classic title before viewing the whole finished product is sort of demeaning in itself, again imho.

srboone
03-22-2013, 03:07 AM
I have more than just the cover art of The SHining to criticize them over. I've never had a good expereince with them. I was quite upset when it was revealed t hat they would be publishing The Shining.

rjmyers
03-22-2013, 03:40 AM
I've never had anything but a good experience with Sub Press, but I know all too well that it only takes one bad experience with a company to sour you on them forever. I have always thought their cover art has been excellent, just as CD's is, but I too am greatly disappointed with this effort. It's not about the artist though. I love his cover art for the Sub Press version of NOS4A2.

The Shining is my all-time favorite horror novel, and the first and really only one to truly creep me out when I read it the first time. So maybe I am too harsh a critic on this but the cover art looks like it's turned the scariest book I have ever read into an episode of Scooby-Doo. At the end of the day though, it's the story that matters not the pictures, and I am still looking forward to getting this book.

bsaenz24
03-22-2013, 04:19 AM
I generally think SubPress does a fine job picking cover art. The other title I think they messed up on was George Martin's Storm of Swords. Too "cartooney" in my opinion.

bookworm 1
03-22-2013, 09:41 PM
I have never had issues with sub press either. I did not care for the cover of the Joe Hill book but mostly because I do not care for manga. I do like the work in L&K. I did like the Joker in the car part of the cover. To each his own.

CyberGhostface
03-24-2013, 03:25 AM
Looks like SP took down the cover from their website.

Tommy
03-24-2013, 03:44 AM
Rodriguez's name has been removed as well

bsaenz24
03-24-2013, 04:33 AM
Rodriguez's name has been removed as well


This can only be a good thing. Maybe they realize so many people were unhappy with the choice of artist. Or maybe they saw CD's BADSS art for Doctor Sleep!!

Joe315
03-24-2013, 04:35 AM
Well you can't say Subpress doesn't listen to their customers.

bsaenz24
03-24-2013, 04:58 AM
Well you can't say Subpress doesn't listen to their customers.


Agreed. I assume this is in response to the customer complaints and yes that would be great if they changed it based on the customer comments.

srboone
03-24-2013, 05:33 AM
Hmmm...looks to be a good move. I remember CD doing that with the cover of PURE when we had a problem with the cover.

bookworm 1
03-25-2013, 08:10 PM
Hmmm...looks to be a good move. I remember CD doing that with the cover of PURE when we had a problem with the cover.
I think I was in the minority on that cover as well. I did not mind it but every one else did.Guess I don't know squat about art.

rjmyers
03-25-2013, 08:31 PM
I think I was in the minority on that cover as well. I did not mind it but every one else did.Guess I don't know squat about art.

That's the great thing about art (and music too). You don't need to know a thing about it to know what you like and what you don't. If you like it, it's good. If you don't, it's garbage. Scholars be damned.

bookworm 1
03-28-2013, 01:32 AM
:)
That's the great thing about art (and music too). You don't need to know a thing about it to know what you like and what you don't. If you like it, it's good. If you don't, it's garbage. Scholars be damned.

srboone
04-04-2013, 12:23 PM
sub press is still having problems coming up with suitable art for their edition of The Shining. I love this book too much not to add my two cents, so I sent them some art that they should NOT consider (because I don't trust sp's judgement in this matter.)
12259

12260

12261

Just tryin' to help.

rusty23
04-04-2013, 03:54 PM
sub press is still having problems coming up with suitable art for their edition of The Shining. I love this book too much not to add my two cents, so I sent them some art that they should NOT consider (because I don't trust sp's judgement in this matter.)
12259

12260

12261

Just tryin' to help.

:)

RJK1981
04-07-2013, 03:12 AM
Wow, good that SP is changing the art on that. Nothing wrong with that work in itself, but is very wrong for The Shining, especially the cover. I don't know if I would have cancelled my order or not, but I would not have been happy. I didn't have the money for it anyway, and don't think I'd have ordered it even if I did. I'm glad CD got Doctor Sleep, even if I had to pass on that one too

Tommy
04-08-2013, 09:17 PM
sub press is still having problems coming up with suitable art for their edition of The Shining. I love this book too much not to add my two cents, so I sent them some art that they should NOT consider (because I don't trust sp's judgement in this matter.)
12259

12260


12261

Just tryin' to help.

Any one of those is totally worth $450

srboone
04-08-2013, 09:46 PM
You're probably right....if it was some OTHER book, I wouldn't worry...

bookworm 1
04-10-2013, 12:56 AM
You guys are brutal.

srboone
04-10-2013, 02:07 AM
If subpress had a forum (maybe they do, I couldn't find one) I'd post that there.

Dan Hocker
04-10-2013, 04:26 PM
If subpress had a forum (maybe they do, I couldn't find one) I'd post that there.

I am pretty sure they don't.

Theli
04-17-2013, 09:15 PM
sub press is still having problems coming up with suitable art for their edition of The Shining. I love this book too much not to add my two cents, so I sent them some art that they should NOT consider (because I don't trust sp's judgement in this matter.)
12259

12260

12261

Just tryin' to help.

I actually kinda like the middle one. As for the original art for this printing, it's not bad, but it's too simple. Maybe as interior art or if it was in a graphic novel, but as cover art it just doesn't quite suit a work of this magnitude.

Dan Hocker
04-17-2013, 09:38 PM
I actually kinda like the middle one. As for the original art for this printing, it's not bad, but it's too simple. Maybe as interior art or if it was in a graphic novel, but as cover art it just doesn't quite suit a work of this magnitude.

I was under the impression that the original cover art was only a placeholder and not actually the finished product. I'll be interested to see who the new artist is. I was probably in the minority, but I liked Rodriguez.

Martin
04-17-2013, 11:33 PM
I really like Rodriguez but that cover art did not work for me.
I was under the impression that the original cover art was only a placeholder and not actually the finished product. I'll be interested to see who the new artist is. I was probably in the minority, but I liked Rodriguez.

Tommy
04-18-2013, 03:14 AM
I really like Rodriguez but that cover art did not work for me.

You're not the only one. It almost seems as if SP didn't think much of it either the way they very quietly unveiled it with no announcement. Some people on thedarktower.org have emailed SP asking who the new artist is and they have gotten answers but have been asked to keep it a secret (?) This seems a little silly and a bit unprofessional to me, I mean what's the big secret?, nearly all the editions have sold out, I just don't get how they have handled this whole thing :confused:

Jeffsta
06-01-2013, 05:13 PM
Sub Press just posted the new dust jacket art for the Shining and it's Vincent Chong. I think it's pretty sweet. He'll be also doing the interior illustrations and the chapbook.

subie09lega
06-01-2013, 05:23 PM
Very cool.

Sub Press just posted the new dust jacket art for the Shining and it's Vincent Chong. I think it's pretty sweet. He'll be also doing the interior illustrations and the chapbook.

Tommy
06-01-2013, 06:19 PM
I really like this cover :cool:

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bookworm 1
06-02-2013, 02:55 AM
wow that is nice.

elsimpso
06-02-2013, 04:50 AM
I thought Rodriguez was a great pick for the book, and his selection was one of the main reasons I ordered the book. I was disappointed that Subterranean Press caved. That said, I'm almost as excited about Vincent Chong! I think having Chong on both Shining and Dr Sleep limited editions will really bring something to the project! Hopefully Subterranean Press can get the book out on time--though I'm not holding my breath. They've done nothing but drop the ball on this one since it was announced!

Brian James Freeman
06-02-2013, 05:17 AM
Vincent Chong is always a favorite around this office. :)

Brian

bsaenz24
06-02-2013, 11:06 PM
That is a GREAT cover!!! I love the other artist that was selected for comics, but Vincent is an EXCELLENT choice for The Shining!!!

bsaenz24
06-02-2013, 11:42 PM
Vincent Chong is always a favorite around this office. :)

Brian

I think Vincent Chong and Tomislav Tikulin are the two best of what "I" would consider the newer generation.....ALan Clark and Glenn Chadbourne are my favorites of the most established names.

bookworm 1
06-03-2013, 12:37 AM
Didn't he do the cover for your last 3 books? I never would have guessed you liked him.:rolleyes:
Vincent Chong is always a favorite around this office. :)

Brian

srboone
06-03-2013, 07:42 PM
I am MORE than happy with a Vincent Chong cover for The Shining. That cover is awesome!

subie09lega
06-03-2013, 07:54 PM
I agree, I think it portrays the spirit of the story well.


I am MORE than happy with a Vincent Chong cover for The Shining. That cover is awesome!

bsaenz24
06-03-2013, 08:12 PM
I am now very happy I did not pass on The Shining based on the original artist choice!!! Now I would be stingin'!!!!!

bookworm 1
06-03-2013, 11:26 PM
I wonder if the other picture is the signature page? They say Vince is doing all the art but not the signature page.

Martin
06-04-2013, 01:42 AM
If my memory serves me correct the Signature page was from someone different.

Neiaushie79
06-04-2013, 10:12 PM
I LOVE that cover, that's what a cover should look like :D

Teriw
06-05-2013, 12:43 AM
I really hate it. But I still want it. Lol.

RJK1981
06-07-2013, 07:27 PM
That cover is a vast improvement over the first one! I'm not in love with it myself, but that's ok. Might be that there is too much blue

Teriw
06-08-2013, 03:12 AM
I don't like anything about it. Not sure of my reasons I just don't

bookworm 1
06-09-2013, 12:43 AM
Come on they even look a little like zombies.:o.
I don't like anything about it. Not sure of my reasons I just don't

srboone
06-09-2013, 02:14 AM
Teri doesn't like having competition for the "most blue." :rolleyes:

Teriw
06-09-2013, 03:36 AM
Its just bad art. it doesn't look professional to me.

Sock Monkey
06-09-2013, 05:13 PM
I like the cover. I'm glad to see that Jack doesn't looke like Nicholson at all. Of course he does kinda have shades of everyone's favorite serial killer, Dexter.

srboone
06-09-2013, 06:18 PM
The art's beet than it was and it's Chong! And sorry, have never seen Dexter, though I did see the movie Gamer. I'm a Zodiac man myself. :o

bookworm 1
06-10-2013, 10:48 PM
:eek:.:eek:.
The art's beet than it was and it's Chong! And sorry, have never seen Dexter, though I did see the movie Gamer. I'm a Zodiac man myself. :o

srboone
06-17-2013, 06:53 PM
Some of Chong's illustration for the Shining have been released. I like them but am not wowed by them.

http://subterraneanpress.com/uploads/The_Shining_by_Stephen_King_Boiler.jpg

http://subterraneanpress.com/uploads/The_Shining_by_Stephen_King_Bloody_Hand.jpg

http://subterraneanpress.com/uploads/The_Shining_by_Stephen_King_Endpapers.jpg

http://subterraneanpress.com/uploads/The_Shining_by_Stephen_King_Jack_with_Mallet.jpg

I do like this one.

http://subterraneanpress.com/uploads/The_Shining_by_Stephen_King_Redrum.jpg

bookworm 1
06-17-2013, 09:46 PM
I saw these earlier today. I don't have any issues with the art work. Then again I didn't have any issues with the original artist. Happy to see this book is moving along.

Neiaushie79
06-17-2013, 09:50 PM
This is going to be one of those books that I'll have to physically have in my hands before I judge it. At least they're on track though.

Sock Monkey
06-18-2013, 01:41 AM
This is going to be one of those books that I'll have to physically have in my hands before I judge it. At least they're on track though.

I agree. I think that once I have it in hand it might be better to get a feel for the whole presentation. Though I only bought the gift edition so I can imagine the trepidation those who bought the limited and lettered are feeling, especially after seeing the original cover.

Teriw
06-18-2013, 01:51 AM
The interior art looks great but i still don't like the cover. the interior makes me wish i ordered the gift...or that I had money to.

Theli
06-21-2013, 06:40 AM
I just ordered the gift edition. I'm not completely convinced on the cover art, but the interior art looks great. I figured I'd regret it if I didn't get it.

subie09lega
06-25-2013, 03:21 AM
More artwork posted on SubPress site:
http://subterraneanpress.com/store/product_detail/the_shining

srboone
06-25-2013, 04:12 AM
Sweet!

bookworm 1
07-01-2013, 03:28 AM
Very nice to see. Looking forward to this as well.

Neiaushie79
07-01-2013, 04:45 PM
Nice art. I'm looking forward to getting this.

T-Dogz_AK47
09-08-2013, 12:45 PM
I really don't like the cover art for this book. For me, it just doesn't reflect the evil and sinister nature of The Overlook Hotel.

srboone
09-08-2013, 12:51 PM
You're right, T-Dog, but Sub Press got the contract for the Limited Edition of my favorite King book. I can't pass it up. But the art is 100x better than what they had orginally intended.

T-Dogz_AK47
09-08-2013, 01:00 PM
You're right, T-Dog, but Sub Press got the contract for the Limited Edition of my favorite King book. I can't pass it up. But the art is 100x better than what they had orginally intended.

Did CD bid on the contract for this book? I am just thinking that although the interior art for the Sub Press edition looks very good, a CD edition would have been the whole package (leather bound instead of cloth, nicer end papers etc) and I am sure, they certainly wouldn't have used the dodgy cover art that Sub Press went with.

srboone
09-09-2013, 03:56 AM
Brian said that CD did not bid on it.

T-Dogz_AK47
09-09-2013, 06:08 AM
Brian said that CD did not bid on it.

That's a real shame because a CD edition of The Shining would have looked awesome next to the CD edition of Doctor Sleep. The two books would have had uniform.

Brian James Freeman
09-09-2013, 01:29 PM
That's a real shame because a CD edition of The Shining would have looked awesome next to the CD edition of Doctor Sleep. The two books would have had uniform.

They don't exactly put the books up for bids. We asked about Doctor Sleep last year. Sub Press asked about The Shining. King said yes to both proposals.

Brian

coderedx
09-10-2013, 10:39 PM
Have we heard any update on when this thing will ship? Their website said coming November, but they said a couple of weeks ago that it was off to the printer, so I don't think it can be too much longer.

bookworm 1
09-11-2013, 10:10 PM
Sub.Press is usually pretty close on the publication days. If you look at the list from top to bottom that is usually a good idea of what will be published next. Also you never know how the printing process is going to go. That is where a lot of things get held up.

coderedx
09-12-2013, 05:30 AM
Good to know.

I find it really interesting that the gift edition hasn't sold out yet. It has been on sale for quite a while. It isn't that big of a printing, is it?

I think the cover may have turned people off. Alternatively, the price might have. Thoughts?

srboone
09-12-2013, 06:16 AM
The cover probably did. But the original cover had people cancelling orders (it was revealed after the book went on sale). At the same time, the Gift edition of IT: The 25th Ann. Edition was available for quite awhile.

RJK1981
09-12-2013, 06:36 AM
I think it is the combination of the cover art (the original cover art, which prompted some people to cancel their orders), as well as the fact that it is $95 for a gift edition of an older book. IT was even more expensive, but it was also MUCH longer of a book. I also think if Doctor Sleep weren't coming out this year, as well as the releases of the Christine and Pet Semetary limited editions they might have had a more successful time with selling out of the gift edition. Just too many King limited for most collectors I would assume, so people had to choose between them.

bookworm 1
09-12-2013, 06:51 AM
Yea and don't forget Joy Land. Plus all the King related books. Been an expensive year for King collectors. I think Doctor Sleep sold out so fast due to it being the sequel to such a popular book and people really wanting to see what Danny has been up to.

coderedx
09-19-2013, 10:19 PM
Sub.Press is usually pretty close on the publication days. If you look at the list from top to bottom that is usually a good idea of what will be published next. Also you never know how the printing process is going to go. That is where a lot of things get held up.

Anybody got any word from them? I was kind of hoping it'd come out about the same time as Doctor Sleep.

bookworm 1
09-20-2013, 05:49 AM
November is what it says on their site.
Anybody got any word from them? I was kind of hoping it'd come out about the same time as Doctor Sleep.

Sock Monkey
10-02-2013, 04:23 PM
Well, looks like this won't be coming out in November. Latest e-mail from Sub Press says that there's been a few bumps at the printers and that they will update when they have more info.

bsaenz24
10-02-2013, 06:59 PM
I know people always want the books now, but things will happen. It will get here. Remain calm all....remain calm....

Sock Monkey
10-02-2013, 07:58 PM
I know people always want the books now, but things will happen. It will get here. Remain calm all....remain calm....

:D I agree. A delay with a book production is not nearly the end of the world. Patience is a virtue, after all!

Dave1442397
10-03-2013, 11:42 AM
:D I agree. A delay with a book production is not nearly the end of the world. Patience is a virtue, after all!

And it's not like we haven't all read it before :)

jhanic
10-03-2013, 04:17 PM
Latest newsletter:


The Shining (Stephen King) is progressing nicely at both printers. We've already suffered a few bumps along the way, which mean the book won't make its November deadline. We'll update you as soon as we have more information.

John

Theli
10-07-2013, 04:14 AM
I'm not too concerned.

jhanic
10-07-2013, 05:08 PM
I'm not too concerned.

Nor am I. A small press missing a deadline is common.

John

Neiaushie79
11-13-2013, 06:42 PM
Now there's this...

http://subterraneanpress.com/news/stephen_kingthe_shining_update1