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Dan Hocker
09-05-2014, 03:14 PM
The Loveliest Dead by Ray Garton
Surprise In-Stock Signed Limited Edition Ready To Ship Now!

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bsaenz24
09-05-2014, 03:18 PM
Garton is easily one of my top 3 authors that I have discovered via CD. This looks outstanding!!

bookworm 1
09-05-2014, 06:04 PM
Love the cover. I also discovered Ray Garton through Cemetery Dance. He is one of my favorites. I have been hunting down and finding all of his stuff that I can for years now. Shipping notice received yesterday for this book.

RJK1981
09-05-2014, 10:25 PM
Really like this cover as well, liked it ever since I saw a picture of someone's ARC of the book. Definitely had to order a copy of this when I got home from an appointment yesterday, didn't want to miss out on it. I discovered him through CD as well and have enjoyed everything I have read by him.

uturnfilms
09-08-2014, 06:31 PM
Arrived today- looks great!

TJCams
09-08-2014, 06:54 PM
Garton looks like an author I would love to try out in full novel form. I just order Lot Lizards from AbeBooks - should be interesting........ Plus I have a copy of Loveliest Dead on it's way too, though unfortunately not the CD version.

RJK1981
09-08-2014, 07:20 PM
Haven't read a full-length by Garton's, but have enjoyed all the novellas of his that I've read, so I am sure I'll like the novel-length books. Have Scissors, but haven't read it yet

bookworm 1
09-08-2014, 07:38 PM
So did mine. The end papers are spectacular. Awesome job and worth the very long wait.
Arrived today- looks great!

slayn666
10-20-2014, 08:08 PM
Anyone else notice the signature page indicates a signed and numbered edition? :)

Brian James Freeman
10-20-2014, 08:28 PM
Anyone else notice the signature page indicates a signed and numbered edition? :)

Yeah, it isn't actually numbered. We missed that the designer hadn't change his default wording for this one and by the time we noticed, Ray had already signed all of the sheets!

Brian

Martin
05-02-2015, 03:05 AM
Received my Lettered edition of this book today. It is a beautiful book but I am puzzled. My understanding was that it was delayed in part due to the traycase backlog. However the book came without a traycase. Wasn't this book issued with a traycase?

slayn666
05-02-2015, 03:19 AM
Product page doesn't mention one.


Deluxe Hardcover Lettered Edition of 26 signed and hand-lettered copies bound in leather, Smyth sewn with a satin ribbon page marker, raised hubs on the spine, custom gilded page edges dipped by hand, and featuring imported French marbled endpapers

Martin
05-02-2015, 03:33 AM
Product page doesn't mention one.

I did notice it but it was also listed as "Traycases in Production" on the production update page until release. I remain confused.

Sock Monkey
05-02-2015, 04:24 AM
The product page for The Straw Men doesn't mention a traycase for the lettered edition either. I wonder if this is a new trend for some of CD's lettered editions?

Brian James Freeman
05-02-2015, 04:49 AM
Received my Lettered edition of this book today. It is a beautiful book but I am puzzled. My understanding was that it was delayed in part due to the traycase backlog. However the book came without a traycase. Wasn't this book issued with a traycase?

Here's a link to the Lettered Edition update for those who missed it:

http://www.cemeterydance.com/extras/new-style-of-deluxe-lettered-editions/

Brian

Sock Monkey
05-02-2015, 05:01 AM
Thanks, Brian! That clears up quite a bit. I do have one question, though: Thed was a lettered edition of The Revelation? I thought the reissued Bentley Little books weren't getting lettered editions?

Brian James Freeman
05-02-2015, 05:11 AM
Thanks, Brian! That clears up quite a bit. I do have one question, though: Thed was a lettered edition of The Revelation? I thought the reissued Bentley Little books weren't getting lettered editions?

They're actually not for sale yet. We're having The Influence Lettered Edition bound in this same style and after those ship, we'll offer The Revelation Lettered Edition for sale.

After this big batch ships, there are a few other stragglers from last year that will arrive this summer, but from that point on, these new Lettered Editions will ship at the same time as the Limited Editions.

Brian

Martin
05-02-2015, 05:16 AM
Thanks Brian, somehow I missed that update. In researching this I also noticed that the lettered information of rthis book states 26 copies on the webpage. You may want to correct that as well.

Brian James Freeman
05-02-2015, 05:21 AM
Thanks Brian, somehow I missed that update. In researching this I also noticed that the lettered information of rthis book states 26 copies on the webpage. You may want to correct that as well.

Thanks! That's the easy part. The hard part will be finding which product page I accidentally pasted the Garton lettered info into by mistake!

Brian

Sock Monkey
05-02-2015, 05:45 AM
They're actually not for sale yet. We're having The Influence Lettered Edition bound in this same style and after those ship, we'll offer The Revelation Lettered Edition for sale.

After this big batch ships, there are a few other stragglers from last year that will arrive this summer, but from that point on, these new Lettered Editions will ship at the same time as the Limited Editions.

Brian

Very cool! A full set of lettered Little books would look amazing! Great to hear about the lettered editions schedule in general. Seems like a great solution.

Theli
05-04-2015, 03:27 AM
Here's a link to the Lettered Edition update for those who missed it:

http://www.cemeterydance.com/extras/new-style-of-deluxe-lettered-editions/

Brian

I missed this update. Man these are pure class! I hope I can add a few of these to my shelf.

Brian James Freeman
05-04-2015, 03:52 AM
I missed this update. Man these are pure class! I hope I can a few of these to my shelf.

Thanks! We're working really hard to make them different and special. One of our authors once said to us, "What's the deal with the Lettered Editions? They're just a book in a box." We're trying to make them a lot more than that... and deliver them in a much more timely fashion!

Brian

ruderabbit
05-09-2015, 01:17 AM
I didn't see any of the info about changing book designs and dropping the cases until I got a couple in the mail.
Imagine my surprise.
Will CD please make some appropriately sized slip cases at least, so these gems will have a bit of protection.
If they are going to be done in batches of similarly sized books, some leather slipcases as an option would be wonderful.
You can put the slipcases in the slip case portion of the ordering page if you dont want to add to the cost of each book...strictly optional.

Mark

ruderabbit
05-09-2015, 01:22 AM
Dont get me wrong...I like the newly redesigned book. Would like an extra bit of protection for that 175 dollar book.

I will miss the traycases though, I've been adding pretty heavily to the lettered collection over the last couple years since Delirium turned into a peckerhead.

Brian James Freeman
05-09-2015, 02:31 AM
I'm happy to discuss ideas for the Lettered Editions.

Just so we can get a feel of what you're interested in, would you be willing to pay $55 to $90 for each book's case? That's about what they would cost if we made optional cases because each book is individually sized. We don't have a "stock" book size or template we use, so any add-on cases would need to be custom-made. (Every now and then different books end up at the same size by pure luck, but we couldn't just make a stock case.) The cases would need to be made project by project and an awful lot of our cost per project is set-up fees and plate production, which is spread across the run, so a small run costs a lot per unit but a larger run spreads the burden of those fees quite a bit. These cases would end up being pretty expensive. But if there are 20+ people who want them for each book, and are willing to pay $55 to $90 for the case, we can certainly look into it.

One other thing: the wait for the cases would be quite a long time because the same guy who makes our low run slipcases makes our Lettered Edition traycases. Our bigger vendor for cases, the one who makes our Stephen King cases, couldn't handle this kind of small run work. It would be insanely expensive for them to do these jobs. So we'd have to add these to the work list for our guy who makes our low run cases and they would be in line with the traycases he still needs to make for us.

By the way, we are keeping traycases for the more expensive editions and the books in an exciting series that had traycases already, so for the collectors who really love the "book in a box" concept, there will be those books available.

Thanks for the feedback!

Brian

Theli
05-09-2015, 06:49 AM
There's always the option for a custom Dolso case for your favourite books.

Brian James Freeman
05-09-2015, 06:04 PM
There's always the option for a custom Dolso case for your favourite books.

I love them!

Sock Monkey
05-10-2015, 04:51 PM
Thanks for the info in regards to the slipcases for the lettered editions. I'm torn about their inclusion or not. On one hand, I'd love something to protect the books as they are beautiful, but adding close to another hundred dollars (on the high end) to already high-priced books makes me hesitate.

I will say that I LOVE the new style and might actually prefer them over their traycased brethren. They look so good that it makes me want to buy everything in a lettered state.

Brian James Freeman
05-10-2015, 08:01 PM
Thanks for the info in regards to the slipcases for the lettered editions. I'm torn about their inclusion or not. On one hand, I'd love something to protect the books as they are beautiful, but adding close to another hundred dollars (on the high end) to already high-priced books makes me hesitate.

I will say that I LOVE the new style and might actually prefer them over their traycased brethren. They look so good that it makes me want to buy everything in a lettered state.

Yeah, we've spent the last couple of years looking at this from every direction. We talked about somehow making slipcases work, too. The problem with adding slipcases is that, to make them as NICE as you'd want them to be for these books, it'll be expensive due to the low runs. We could get cheap cardboard cases made for about $25 a pop, but they wouldn't be as nice as the books and they wouldn't be a good representation of what we tried to do with these editions. So it's a tough one...

Brian