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Martin
02-23-2016, 06:05 PM
There have been several The Fireman relate posts but as it gets closer I thought we should have a stand alone thread.

Joe is running a promotion with Waterstreet book. If you pre-order a copy of The Fireman this week (2/22 through 2/26) you will be entered into a drawing to win one Joe's personal copies of older limited edition books. He also says we will run this promotion again in March and April.

Here is Mr. Hill's post about this:
http://joehillsthrills.tumblr.com/post/139003657962/did-you-know-you-can-pre-order-a-signed-edition-of

Here is Waterstreets order page:
http://www.waterstreetbooks.com/pre-order-signed-first-editions-joe-hills-fireman

Harper Collins is also offering a Signed version of the book. it has a unique ISBN number so I believe it will be a tipped in signature sheet rather than flat signed.
This version is available for pre-order from Books-a-Million at;http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Fireman-Autographed-Copy/Joe-Hill/9780062565839?id=6542123674934&AID=35140&PID=6155661&SID=ikzhctu01a00rmz00001m#details

It has been announced that PS Publishing will be making a Signed Limited Edition but as of now little is known except 'September 2016'.
Here is a link to PS Publishing.
http://www.pspublishing.co.uk/

I believe six cities are listed on the back of the ARC for a book tour. When I get the list of cities I will post them.

Our good friends here at Cemetery dance offered a limited number of books with a signed book that will match the cover art. This has sold out so I am unable to post a link. They are also making custom slipcases for the U.S. trade Harbcound version of the book which can be ordered here:
http://www.cemeterydance.com/page/CDP/PROD/X_CASES044

Dave1442397
02-23-2016, 06:13 PM
Thanks for the info. You need to fix your Harper Collins and PS Publishing links - they both point to Water Street Books.

Martin
02-23-2016, 06:22 PM
Thanks for the info. You need to fix your Harper Collins and PS Publishing links - they both point to Water Street Books.

Thank you! Corrections made.

RonClinton
02-23-2016, 07:59 PM
There have been several The Fireman relate posts but as it gets closer I thought we should have a stand alone thread.

I believe six cities are listed on the back of the ARC for a book tour. When I get the list of cities I will post them.



They are -- Seattle, thankfully for me, is one of them. :)

Brian861
02-23-2016, 09:00 PM
Thanks for creating the thread, Martin. Excellent job as always my friend :). Hopefully Joe will land somewhere near the heartland as well. Would love to meet him as he seems like a pretty approachable dude.

Martin
02-24-2016, 12:03 AM
Thanks for creating the thread, Martin. Excellent job as always my friend :). Hopefully Joe will land somewhere near the heartland as well. Would love to meet him as he seems like a pretty approachable dude.

I have seen him twice. I have light up horns signed from him for asking a question when he was promoting Horns. Saw him again when he came through town for NOS4A2, took my niece who really enjoyed it. She was most surprised at how funny he was. Powell's Books in Portland will be one of his stops for this one, my niece is excited to see him again.

Brian861
02-24-2016, 12:11 AM
Neat!

brionen
02-24-2016, 02:49 PM
His author page on the Harper Collins website is showing the current tour dates:
https://www.harpercollins.com/cr-103734/joe-hill

I'm happy to see that he's going to be making it my local indie bookstore.

Martin
02-24-2016, 04:12 PM
His author page on the Harper Collins website is showing the current tour dates:
https://www.harpercollins.com/cr-103734/joe-hill

I'm happy to see that he's going to be making it my local indie bookstore.

Fantastic! Thanks for finding this. He is coming to Powell's in Portland on Saturday May 28th. interesting part is that is is being moved from the store to a building a few miles away. They are clearly expecting a crowd for this one.

Martin
02-24-2016, 04:14 PM
They are -- Seattle, thankfully for me, is one of them. :)

Ron,

The Harper Collin's site does not list a Seattle stop. It is possible that they just don't have the details ironed out yet. Hope it works for you.

Brian861
02-24-2016, 05:00 PM
Looks like my best bet would be Austin or Iowa. Not sure I can make it though :(.

RonClinton
02-24-2016, 05:09 PM
Ron,

The Harper Collin's site does not list a Seattle site. It is possible that they just don't have the details ironed out yet. Hope it works for you.

Yeah, I just visited the site and: What the -- ?? I distinctly remember seeing Seattle listed as as stop on the six-city tour that the back of the ARC promoted...but, you're right, the above link @ his publisher doesn't list a Seattle stop. :-(

Martin
02-24-2016, 05:11 PM
Looks like my best bet would be Austin or Iowa. Not sure I can make it though :(.

Sorry to hear that. He is very entertaining.

TacomaDiver
02-24-2016, 05:14 PM
Seattle was definitely on the ARC. Fingers crossed something works out. I was excited about going again.

RonClinton
02-24-2016, 05:31 PM
Seattle was definitely on the ARC. Fingers crossed something works out. I was excited about going again.

I just emailed the publisher...we'll see if they get back to me.

Martin
02-24-2016, 09:18 PM
Hopefully a Seattle signing is in the cards. If not Portland will welcome you! Hell you can even pop into Voodoo Donuts http://voodoodoughnut.com/!

TacomaDiver
02-25-2016, 12:41 AM
Pass on Voodoo. ;)

Keep wanting to try Blue Star (?) but it never works out. We will be down there in May though. Hello Kennedy School, Laurelwood and Powell's.


Hopefully a Seattle signing is in the cards. If not Portland will welcome you! Hell you can even pop into Voodoo Donuts http://voodoodoughnut.com/!

Martin
02-25-2016, 12:46 AM
Pass on Voodoo. ;)

Keep wanting to try Blue Star (?) but it never works out. We will be down there in May though. Hello Kennedy School, Laurelwood and Powell's.

Add Acadia Restaurant for a little Creole food and Bourbon and you will have all the important parts of Portland covered! http://www.acadiapdx.com/

RonClinton
02-25-2016, 01:26 AM
I've gone there twice and each time the line was too long to justify a donut or two. I'll stick with Krispy Kreme. :-)

Martin
03-18-2016, 08:42 PM
For those near New York City 'The Strand' Bookstore is pre-selling books as an admission to his appearance at their location.

http://www.strandbooks.com/horror/0518-event-book-the-fireman-a-novel/

Dave1442397
03-18-2016, 09:18 PM
For those near New York City 'The Strand' Bookstore is pre-selling books as an admission to his appearance at their location.

http://www.strandbooks.com/horror/0518-event-book-the-fireman-a-novel/

It would be nice to meet him, but I already ordered my signed copy from www.waterstreetbooks.com ,so I think I'll skip NYC.

RonClinton
04-08-2016, 07:20 PM
New FIREMAN offering: A signed/limited exclusive through Goldsboro (1/350). Typically Goldsboro exclusives are just trade editions with the sig/lim. page bound in as so I assume that'll be the case for this volume, but still...it's a Hill limited of only 350 copies at a decent price. For those not opting for PS' S/L edition, this would make for a nice (and cheaper) substitute.

https://www.goldsborobooks.com/product/the-fireman/

Martin
04-08-2016, 08:46 PM
New FIREMAN offering: A signed/limited exclusive through Goldsboro (1/350). Typically Goldsboro exclusives are just trade editions with the sig/lim. page bound in as so I assume that'll be the case for this volume, but still...it's a Hill limited of only 350 copies at a decent price. For those not opting for PS' S/L edition, this would make for a nice (and cheaper) substitute.

https://www.goldsborobooks.com/product/the-fireman/

Thanks for the heads up, order placed!

RonClinton
04-08-2016, 10:25 PM
I grabbed one, too.

I may still get the PS Pub. S/L edition and sell this Goldsboro once I see the details and pricing on it, but if that doesn't work out this'll be a great edition to fall back on. Heck, I like Hill so much I may even just keep both! :cool:

Martin
04-08-2016, 10:32 PM
I grabbed one, too.

I may still get the PS Pub. S/L edition and sell this Goldsboro once I see the details and pricing on it, but if that doesn't work out this'll be a great edition to fall back on. Heck, I like Hill so much I may even just keep both! :cool:

I will be getting and keeping both as well as getting a US 1st signed by him when he comes to Powell's on May 28th.

RonClinton
04-08-2016, 11:10 PM
Yeah, I'm not too sure anymore if I'm going to make the trek down to Portland or not anymore...I don't have shelf space for doubles, let alone three copies of the same book. Since I've already seen him two/three times, it makes it additionally hard to justify the time and expense. Still, though...it IS Joe Hill...so we'll see.

ruderabbit
04-08-2016, 11:50 PM
New FIREMAN offering: A signed/limited exclusive through Goldsboro (1/350). Typically Goldsboro exclusives are just trade editions with the sig/lim. page bound in as so I assume that'll be the case for this volume, but still...it's a Hill limited of only 350 copies at a decent price. For those not opting for PS' S/L edition, this would make for a nice (and cheaper) substitute.

https://www.goldsborobooks.com/product/the-fireman/

Thank You for posting that. I've been watching the Waterstones website everyday, so far nothing there. Now I see why.

Ordered one.

~Mark

Martin
04-09-2016, 12:35 AM
Yeah, I'm not too sure anymore if I'm going to make the trek down to Portland or not anymore...I don't have shelf space for doubles, let alone three copies of the same book. Since I've already seen him two/three times, it makes it additionally hard to justify the time and expense. Still, though...it IS Joe Hill...so we'll see.

I will definitely be there. went to his last appearances at Powell's, the last one with my niece. She really wants to see him again. I also plan to get my Christmasland mug signed!

RonClinton
04-09-2016, 02:31 AM
I also plan to get my Christmasland mug signed!

Ggrrr, don't remind me :mad: -- I sure wish I hadn't cheaped out on that one and skipped it. Oh well, live and learn.

Martin
04-12-2016, 02:33 PM
Liljas Library is running a giveaway for three copies of The Firemen signed and personalized by Joe.

http://www.liljas-library.com/

Brian861
04-13-2016, 07:52 AM
Liljas Library is running a giveaway for three copies of The Firemen signed and personalized by Joe.

http://www.liljas-library.com/

Entered :).

frik51
04-13-2016, 02:49 PM
Entered :).

No use, Brian?
There's no doubt the book will be mine.;)

sk

Martin
04-13-2016, 03:55 PM
No use, Brian?
There's no doubt the book will be mine.;)

sk

I believe he is giving away three, so we all should be ok.

Brian861
04-14-2016, 04:23 AM
No use, Brian?
There's no doubt the book will be mine.;)

sk

Ha, Siep! We shall see, my friend. Hell, I probably didn't even get the questions right, lol.


I believe he is giving away three, so we all should be ok.

If only we were the lucky three, Martin :).

Martin
04-20-2016, 05:36 PM
The trailer for the book is now available:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvgy1C7Z40U

Brian861
04-21-2016, 09:36 AM
The trailer for the book is now available:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvgy1C7Z40U

Thanks for the share, Martin! Good stuff!

Dave1442397
05-18-2016, 02:09 AM
I just finished it tonight. Great story, definitely his best yet, as far as I'm concerned.

I won't post any spoilers, but one of my favorite lines in the book was "An old flame".

The only error that jumped out at me was the incorrect use of a Dodge Challenger as a police cruiser (page 394 or so). It should have been a Dodge Charger, of course.

Martin
05-18-2016, 03:32 AM
I just finished it tonight. Great story, definitely his best yet, as far as I'm concerned.

I won't post any spoilers, but one of my favorite lines in the book was "An old flame".

The only error that jumped out at me was the incorrect use of a Dodge Challenger as a police cruiser (page 394 or so). It should have been a Dodge Charger, of course.

It is a great story. Noticed today the book is over 60 pages longer than the ARC. Not sure if it is just in the formatting or if there is more in the final version.

RonClinton
05-18-2016, 05:31 AM
I've ordered a signed/#d UK HC 1st copy from Goldsboro, and I won a signed US 1st HC in a contest (getting that one inscribed, actually) and I'll likely order a PS Pub S/L...but I don't have any of these copies yet and likely won't for a while...getting envious of all those who've had a chance to actually read the thing. :-(

Dave1442397
05-18-2016, 11:31 AM
It is a great story. Noticed today the book is over 60 pages longer than the ARC. Not sure if it is just in the formatting or if there is more in the final version.

I don't know if there are any differences, but I had the ARC and purposely didn't read it, just in case.

Dan Hocker
05-18-2016, 02:30 PM
I don't know if there are any differences, but I had the ARC and purposely didn't read it, just in case.

Almost certainly just formatting. By the time the ARC's are made the story is done and the only changes made at that point are typically formatting / spelling corrections. Most of the time even those aren't made given how close the arc's are typically printed / sent out to the publication date.

Martin
05-18-2016, 02:34 PM
Almost certainly just formatting. By the time the ARC's are made the story is done and the only changes made at that point are typically formatting / spelling corrections. Most of the time even those aren't made given how close the arc's are typically printed / sent out to the publication date.

That is my assumption. Also noticed the novel contains credits with a little Easter egg and an afterword that are not included in the ARC.

slayn666
05-18-2016, 05:53 PM
The only error that jumped out at me was the incorrect use of a Dodge Challenger as a police cruiser (page 394 or so). It should have been a Dodge Charger, of course.

There are Challenger police cruisers. Not many, but some, at least in the Charlotte, NC, area (and others, if Google is any indication).

Dave1442397
05-19-2016, 01:29 AM
There are Challenger police cruisers. Not many, but some, at least in the Charlotte, NC, area (and others, if Google is any indication).

Hmm, well, in the book they had a mesh grill separating the front and back seats. They also had someone open the back door, and there are no back doors on the Challenger.

I had to look that up :) I do see Challenger cruisers. I wonder if they just use them as pursuit/traffic vehicles? Interesting. All the new cruisers around here are Chargers.

Brian861
05-19-2016, 06:34 AM
Well, after reading all these Challenger posts; this book is clearly one of fiction! Demand your money back peoples!

Joe315
05-25-2016, 04:33 AM
Went to the signing in Phoenix tonight. Hill puts on a great signing.

Martin
05-25-2016, 10:25 PM
The Fireman will debut on the New York Times best seller list at #1! Mr. Hill's first #1 book.

Martin
05-29-2016, 04:03 AM
Spent the afternoon at Powell's for Mr. Hills reading. Alas no Kazoo for me but I did get some nice signatures.

RonClinton
05-29-2016, 03:08 PM
Spent the afternoon at Powell's for Mr. Hills reading. Alas no Kazoo for me but I did get some nice signatures.

After the aborted attempt on Friday that I mentioned in another thread, I ended up not making a second attempt to drive down there on Saturday morning. It's the first Joe-Hill signing in our area that I have missed, which I do regret, but I will catch him next time around. Glad you had a great time… Saw a picture of the Powells signing, and it looked like a very healthy turnout.

Martin
05-29-2016, 04:11 PM
After the aborted attempt on Friday that I mentioned in another thread, I ended up not making a second attempt to drive down there on Saturday morning. It's the first Joe-Hill signing in our area that I have missed, which I do regret, but I will catch him next time around. Glad you had a great time… Saw a picture of the Powells signing, and it looked like a very healthy turnout.

Based on the turnout I have to think it will be the last in store appearance for Joe. Shortly before Joe arrived they announced that if someone needed to use the restroom they should go then because the room was approaching capacity and they may have to stop letting people in. I did not take any pictures of the event but will try to get pictures of the items I got signed posted to my collection thread tomorrow. Here is a preview:

18612

Sorry you missed it Ron, it was a fun event.

Brian861
05-29-2016, 07:11 PM
Based on the turnout I have to think it will be the last in store appearance for Joe. Shortly before Joe arrived they announced that if someone needed to use the restroom they should go then because the room was approaching capacity and they may have to stop letting people in. I did not take any pictures of the event but will try to get pictures of the items I got signed posted to my collection thread tomorrow. Here is a preview:

18612

Sorry you missed it Ron, it was a fun event.

Very cool, Martin. Congrats!

RonClinton
05-30-2016, 12:01 AM
Based on the turnout I have to think it will be the last in store appearance for Joe. Shortly before Joe arrived they announced that if someone needed to use the restroom they should go then because the room was approaching capacity and they may have to stop letting people in. I did not take any pictures of the event but will try to get pictures of the items I got signed posted to my collection thread tomorrow. Here is a preview:

Sorry you missed it Ron, it was a fun event.

Jealous on that mug, Martin -- I shoulda snagged one of those when they were offered. And now signed -- nice!

Nah, I suspect he'll still tour...he's too much a showman and seems to demonstrably enjoy interacting w/ his readers. He may, though, have to look at holding them at bigger venues or something of that sort. Either way, I'm disappointed I didn't get to see him this time around...that showmanship makes for a great time.

RonClinton
05-30-2016, 12:20 AM
I did not take any pictures of the event

Here's one:

18613

Martin
05-30-2016, 03:42 AM
Jealous on that mug, Martin -- I shoulda snagged one of those when they were offered. And now signed -- nice!

Nah, I suspect he'll still tour...he's too much a showman and seems to demonstrably enjoy interacting w/ his readers. He may, though, have to look at holding them at bigger venues or something of that sort. Either way, I'm disappointed I didn't get to see him this time around...that showmanship makes for a great time.

I think he will still tour. I was saying it will probably be the last in store one. I am guessing he will be someplace like the Baghdad theater next time.

frik51
06-03-2016, 11:33 AM
Personally, after having read about 150 pages I'm not too impressed yet (seem to be the only one...), but still, this is one for the collection:

https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-fireman/joe-hill/9781785172991?utm_campaign=1223667&utm_content=6937891714&utm_medium=email&utm_source=singletitleJoeHill

sk

Brian861
06-03-2016, 05:59 PM
Thanks for the link, Siep. I have yet to dive into it but those red page edges are freakin' cool!

RonClinton
06-03-2016, 06:20 PM
Personally, after having read about 150 pages I'm not too impressed yet (seem to be the only one...), but still, this is one for the collection:

https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-fireman/joe-hill/9781785172991?utm_campaign=1223667&utm_content=6937891714&utm_medium=email&utm_source=singletitleJoeHill

sk

Get it from Goldboro instead...same book, same red-stained page edges, etc....but it's numbered (of 350).

slayn666
06-03-2016, 06:28 PM
Goldsboro will also package it such that, if the bombs fall while it's en route, you can die safe in the knowledge that, unlike you, your book will not succumb to nuclear fire.

Martin
06-03-2016, 07:08 PM
Personally, after having read about 150 pages I'm not too impressed yet (seem to be the only one...), but still, this is one for the collection:

https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-fireman/joe-hill/9781785172991?utm_campaign=1223667&utm_content=6937891714&utm_medium=email&utm_source=singletitleJoeHill

sk

Seip, I am sorry you are not enjoying the story. I loved it from the introduction. I am sticking with just the Goldsboro edition. I would order the trade if a US customer could also get the T-Shirt.

khaos
06-03-2016, 07:25 PM
I don't see anything about a s/l on PS publishing's page. Anyone have any info on this?

CyberGhostface
06-03-2016, 08:32 PM
It's just been talked about in the newsletter mainly but it's not available for order yet. Here's what I've saved.

https://abload.de/img/27e5bf16-84bc-4820-a5ms0p.jpeg

https://abload.de/img/unnamed11xsev.jpg

https://abload.de/img/unnamed2yvs8k.jpg

https://abload.de/img/unnamed33vsxp.jpg

https://abload.de/img/unnamedqpsl9.jpg

frik51
06-03-2016, 08:50 PM
Seip, I am sorry you are not enjoying the story. I loved it from the introduction. I am sticking with just the Goldsboro edition. I would order the trade if a US customer could also get the T-Shirt.

Martin: I am enjoying the story. It's just that I was in awe of Hill's NOS4A2 and as I only heard The fireman is Hill's best yet, my expectations were sky-high. And unfortunately not met so far. I do like the book, but no more than that. I definitely liked NOS4A2 better.
But that can all change, as I've only read 200 pages so far.

sk

Martin
06-03-2016, 09:08 PM
Martin: I am enjoying the story. It's just that I was in awe of Hill's NOS4A2 and as I only heard The fireman is Hill's best yet, my expectations were sky-high. And unfortunately not met so far. I do like the book, but no more than that. I definitely liked NOS4A2 better.
But that can all change, as I've only read 200 pages so far.

sk

Got it. I liked The Fireman much better that NOS4A2.

Martin
06-03-2016, 09:10 PM
I don't see anything about a s/l on PS publishing's page. Anyone have any info on this?

PS has given multiple dates when they would 'officially' announce this book and all have now passed, the latest being 'Late May'. PS generally puts items up on there page to coincide with their newsletter on Fridays. Hopefully this one will be up for sale soon.

Martin
06-03-2016, 09:12 PM
It's just been talked about in the newsletter mainly but it's not available for order yet. Here's what I've saved.

https://abload.de/img/27e5bf16-84bc-4820-a5ms0p.jpeg

https://abload.de/img/unnamed11xsev.jpg

https://abload.de/img/unnamed2yvs8k.jpg

https://abload.de/img/unnamed33vsxp.jpg

https://abload.de/img/unnamedqpsl9.jpg

I have seen that ad multiple times and just noticed that it says 500 signed copies and Joe mentioned singing 1500 for PS at the Portland signing. I wonder which one is correct?

Theli
06-03-2016, 09:14 PM
Maybe he signed 500 plus the lettered for The Fireman and he did an additional 1000 for something, or somethings, else.

RonClinton
06-03-2016, 10:19 PM
Or maybe that's the discrepancy that's creating the delay...originally contracted for 500, then changed to 1500 somewhere along the line, but contractual matters are still not finalized, etc....something like that. Just a guess, though. Usually Pete @ PS is pretty on top of matters, so the fact that the ordering deadline passed his "late May" declaration -- and did so without comments -- may means that something still needs to get ironed out.

Martin
06-03-2016, 10:26 PM
Or maybe that's the discrepancy that's creating the delay...originally contracted for 500, then changed to 1500 somewhere along the line, but contractual matters are still not finalized, etc....something like that. Just a guess, though. Usually Pete @ PS is pretty on top of matters, so the fact that the ordering deadline passed his "late May" declaration -- and did so without comments -- may means that something still needs to get ironed out.

Interesting thoughts. One thing I will say, Pete has me paying much closer attention to his news letters while I wait.

RonClinton
06-03-2016, 10:27 PM
Interesting thoughts. One thing I will say, Pete has me paying much closer attention to his news letters while I wait.

You and me both, my friend, you and me both.

Brian861
06-04-2016, 07:48 AM
Get it from Goldboro instead...same book, same red-stained page edges, etc....but it's numbered (of 350).


Goldsboro will also package it such that, if the bombs fall while it's en route, you can die safe in the knowledge that, unlike you, your book will not succumb to nuclear fire.

Well, crap. I already jumped on it at Waterstones. I always forget about Goldsboro. Oh well, not being numbered is no biggie to me and an overseas mate is picking it up so I know it'll be shipped save and sound.

Brian861
06-04-2016, 07:54 AM
Interesting thoughts. One thing I will say, Pete has me paying much closer attention to his news letters while I wait.

I'm sure Pete means well but I get impatient reading through all the bs before actually getting to the info I'm actually interested in. Just get to the point already, Pete!! LOL.

Brian861
06-04-2016, 08:24 AM
Get it from Goldboro instead...same book, same red-stained page edges, etc....but it's numbered (of 350).

Ron. Out of curiosity. How were you able to find out that the edges are red for this edition also? I didn't see it on the info page. Thanks!

Brian861
06-04-2016, 08:44 AM
Ron. Out of curiosity. How were you able to find out that the edges are red for this edition also? I didn't see it on the info page. Thanks!

Never mind. Saw it on the scroll on the home page :).

Dave1442397
06-04-2016, 03:02 PM
Get it from Goldboro instead...same book, same red-stained page edges, etc....but it's numbered (of 350).

Where does it say it's numbered? I see where they say they have 350 copies, but that sounds like they just have 350 copies for sale, not that they're numbered copies.

RonClinton
06-04-2016, 03:26 PM
Where does it say it's numbered? I see where they say they have 350 copies, but that sounds like they just have 350 copies for sale, not that they're numbered copies.

Typically Goldboro's limited editions are numbered...but, you're right, I don't see that specific indication on the page for the book (though I sure thought I did at the time I ordered it :confused: ), so am not clear what the deal is with THE FIREMAN. I sure hope it will be. Tell you what, since I've ordered the thing and did so under the assumption (and, again, I thought it said it) that it was numbered, I'm going to drop them a note. I'll report back when I hear back from them.

RonClinton
06-06-2016, 02:47 PM
Typically Goldboro's limited editions are numbered...but, you're right, I don't see that specific indication on the page for the book (though I sure thought I did at the time I ordered it :confused: ), so am not clear what the deal is with THE FIREMAN. I sure hope it will be. Tell you what, since I've ordered the thing and did so under the assumption (and, again, I thought it said it) that it was numbered, I'm going to drop them a note. I'll report back when I hear back from them.

Just had it confirmed by Goldsboro: They say it is numbered.

Brian James Freeman
06-06-2016, 03:20 PM
I'm placing the final order for THE FIREMAN slipcase today if anyone wants to get an order in real quick:

http://www.cemeterydance.com/page/CDP/PROD/X_CASES044

Brian

Brian861
06-06-2016, 06:11 PM
+2 for me. Banking on that they'll fit the UKs as well. If not, not biggie. I'll pay it forward to some other member in need down the road. Thanks for putting it back up, Brian.

Brian861
06-06-2016, 06:39 PM
Just had it confirmed by Goldsboro: They say it is numbered.

Thanks, Ron. They also stated that they try to match numbers for future orders as well. Seem like really good folks over there. Now debating whether or not to order since I already have one coming from Waterstones (not signed or numbered) :-/.

Brian861
06-07-2016, 01:15 AM
To steer off the beaten path a tad bit more; are any of you guys in the Goldsboro Book of the Month Club? It appears you could get some pretty nice looking books for not a bad price tag at all. Although I'll admit, most of mine would be for collecting purposes only and never read. But again, that'd be nothing new for me as I keep reading copies on hand of what I intend to read.

RonClinton
06-07-2016, 01:25 AM
To steer off the beaten path a tad bit more; are any of you guys in the Goldsboro Book of the Month Club? It appears you could get some pretty nice looking books for not a bad price tag at all. Although I'll admit, most of mine would be for collecting purposes only and never read. But again, that'd be nothing new for me as I keep reading copies on hand of what I intend to read.

No, I like to pick my own books (all of which I read...eventually)...even if I relaxed that a bit, many of their picks just aren't my thing. They're great to pick up the odd signed UK HC 1st (THE FIREMAN, HEX, THE MARTIAN, etc.), but their club isn't for me.

Brian861
06-07-2016, 01:38 AM
No, I like to pick my own books (all of which I read...eventually)...even if I relaxed that a bit, many of their picks just aren't my thing. They're great to pick up the odd signed UK HC 1st (THE FIREMAN, HEX, THE MARTIAN, etc.), but their club isn't for me.

Gotcha, Ron. Seems logical enough. I'm still debating though. Thanks for tempting me on their The Fireman edition! lol. If I can get out of the Waterstones edition, I just might pick it up. Somehow the numbered thing keeps enticing me.

Martin
06-07-2016, 03:04 AM
To steer off the beaten path a tad bit more; are any of you guys in the Goldsboro Book of the Month Club? It appears you could get some pretty nice looking books for not a bad price tag at all. Although I'll admit, most of mine would be for collecting purposes only and never read. But again, that'd be nothing new for me as I keep reading copies on hand of what I intend to read.

I have looked at it but have not joined. Trying, with limited success, to be more discerning in my purchases.

Brian861
06-07-2016, 04:07 AM
I have looked at it but have not joined. Trying, with limited success, to be more discerning in my purchases.

I hear ya, Martin. I'd like to think I'm doing better but then I see something else shimmering just beyond the horizon. sigh. I did go ahead and get their edition of The Fireman. I thought not having the numbered wouldn't bother me but it was. Being as it's just same as the Waterstones, why not for 5 pounds more. If I can't get out of the Waterstones edition; I'll try and see if anyone stateside wants it once it arrives. I've missed out on Joe's early stuff so I figured The Fireman is a good starting point for gathering all the various editions while it's still hot off the presses. (pun intended). Then I can start my backtrack from there. Reckon now I'll have to pick up the PS edition once it's released as well. Boy, does this addiction thing ever take a day off? Whew.

Martin
06-07-2016, 04:46 AM
I hear ya, Martin. I'd like to think I'm doing better but then I see something else shimmering just beyond the horizon. sigh. I did go ahead and get their edition of The Fireman. I thought not having the numbered wouldn't bother me but it was. Being as it's just same as the Waterstones, why not for 5 pounds more. If I can't get out of the Waterstones edition; I'll try and see if anyone stateside wants it once it arrives. I've missed out on Joe's early stuff so I figured The Fireman is a good starting point for gathering all the various editions while it's still hot off the presses. (pun intended). Then I can start my backtrack from there. Reckon now I'll have to pick up the PS edition once it's released as well. Boy, does this addiction thing ever take a day off? Whew.

No, it does not take a day off. My purchases of The Fireman so far. US 1st/1st flat signed, US 1st/1st Publisher signature sheet, US 1st/1st Publisher Signature sheet (Upside Down), US ARC 2nd state, Goldsboro Signed UK edition and will order PS Limited as soon as I can. I am holding off on a UK 1st/1st so far.

Brian861
06-07-2016, 05:21 AM
Mine are/will be: Reading copy, CDs with 3 slipcases, UK 1st/1st, and Goldsboro S/L.

Dave1442397
06-07-2016, 10:59 AM
Just had it confirmed by Goldsboro: They say it is numbered.

Thanks...now to decide whether to buy it or not :)

Brian861
06-08-2016, 03:58 AM
Thanks...now to decide whether to buy it or not :)

Might as well :).

Joe315
06-09-2016, 12:21 AM
Got my Waterstones red edged edition today. Not packaged really well so the jacket has some dings but it I am happy to have it.

Want to note that it is taller then the US edition so the CD cases will, sadly, be too small.

Also, regarding the Goldsboro books version, their numbered editions sometimes take the form of an embossing on the title page with it numbered x/xxx. This could be the case for The Fireman but hopefully they will either do a tip in page or a stamp or something to make it unique from the Waterstones and other red edged editions.

EXAMPLE:

http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p505/rodman109110/IMG_4761_zpsfwyydu4e.jpg

Dave1442397
06-09-2016, 12:33 AM
Got my Waterstones red edged edition today.

Looks good! I decided I'd just wait for the PS Publishing limited edition, whenever it shows up.

I have to spend a few hundred bucks on an alternator this week...always something!

Martin
06-09-2016, 01:08 AM
Looks good! I decided I'd just wait for the PS Publishing limited edition, whenever it shows up.

I have to spend a few hundred bucks on an alternator this week...always something!

Ouch, sorry about that.

Brian861
06-09-2016, 03:10 AM
Got my Waterstones red edged edition today. Not packaged really well so the jacket has some dings but it I am happy to have it.

Want to note that it is taller then the US edition so the CD cases will, sadly, be too small.

Also, regarding the Goldsboro books version, their numbered editions sometimes take the form of an embossing on the title page with it numbered x/xxx. This could be the case for The Fireman but hopefully they will either do a tip in page or a stamp or something to make it unique from the Waterstones and other red edged editions.

EXAMPLE:

http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p505/rodman109110/IMG_4761_zpsfwyydu4e.jpg

Thanks for the heads up Joe regarding the slipcases. Looks like I might need to cancel my order for the extras I purchased :-/.

Dave1442397
06-09-2016, 11:11 AM
Ouch, sorry about that.

Ah, no big deal. This car has cost nothing but oil changes and a set of tires over the past few years. A new alternator is a lot cheaper than a car payment :)

Martin
06-10-2016, 02:32 PM
My Goldsboro edition has been shipped!

RonClinton
06-10-2016, 02:35 PM
My Goldsboro edition has been shipped!

I just had a very unfortunate update on my edition pre-ordered quite some time back. I'll come back and whine and complain once it's confirmed it's not solvable...still hoping for resolution.

Martin
06-10-2016, 03:02 PM
I just had a very unfortunate update on my edition pre-ordered quite some time back. I'll come back and whine and complain once it's confirmed it's not solvable...still hoping for resolution.

Hope it gets resolved to your satisfaction.

ruderabbit
06-10-2016, 11:23 PM
I ordered a signed copy through Books A Million in April, they confirmed today they cannot fulfill the order, what a bunch of crap.

It's a good thing I ordered through B & N too. I'd still like one of the upside down sig sheets though, just because its different, I like odd and different.

I got a ship notice from Goldsboro too.

~Mark

Brian861
06-10-2016, 11:42 PM
My Goldsboro edition has been shipped!

Ditto!. FYI-CD slipcases for this book will not fit the UK editions. Too tall.

ruderabbit
06-11-2016, 12:00 AM
Ditto!. FYI-CD slipcases for this book will not fit the UK editions. Too tall.

Thats OK, I've got one case to sell later that way. We'll have to get some made for the UK editions. It's all good.

Brian861
06-11-2016, 01:51 AM
Thats OK, I've got one case to sell later that way. We'll have to get some made for the UK editions. It's all good.

Yeppers. I think Jeff is in cahoots with the UK publishers so we have to go through him ;).

RonClinton
06-11-2016, 06:35 AM
Hope it gets resolved to your satisfaction.

So far it's not looking good. Ironic (but in the way Alanis Morissette uses the word, in that it's less ironic and just more unfortunate and sad) that I spent so much effort promoting this Goldboro numbered edition, alerting others and recommending it to others in place of Waterstones, and then I'm the one left without a copy.

Sometimes nice guys do finish last. :(

Brian861
06-11-2016, 07:13 AM
So far it's not looking good. Ironic (but in the way Alanis Morissette uses the word, in that it's less ironic and just more unfortunate and sad) that I spent so much effort promoting this Goldboro numbered edition, alerting others and recommending it to others in place of Waterstones, and then I'm the one left without a copy.

Sometimes nice guys do finish last. :(

That blows, brother. Hopefully they'll get it figured out for ya and you end up with a copy. I sent ya a PM over at TDT.

RonClinton
06-11-2016, 07:21 AM
Thanks...yeah, I was whining over there, too. Too much disappointment to contain in just one site. :p

RonClinton
06-14-2016, 02:53 PM
That blows, brother. Hopefully they'll get it figured out for ya and you end up with a copy.

Situation resolved positively. :)

Brian861
06-14-2016, 04:49 PM
Situation resolved positively. :)

:cool: Only right that they took care of ya. Very happy to hear!

Martin
06-14-2016, 06:40 PM
Situation resolved positively. :)

Very happy to hear that!

ruderabbit
06-14-2016, 11:42 PM
Glad it worked out the right way.

Dave1442397
07-28-2016, 06:56 PM
So the PS Publishing order page is up, but they forgot to add an "add to cart" button...

http://www.pspublishing.co.uk/the-fireman-signed-slipcased-hardcover-by-joe-hill-3988-p.asp?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ps_publishing_weekly_newsletter

Martin
07-28-2016, 07:53 PM
So the PS Publishing order page is up, but they forgot to add an "add to cart" button...

http://www.pspublishing.co.uk/the-fireman-signed-slipcased-hardcover-by-joe-hill-3988-p.asp?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ps_publishing_weekly_newsletter

Price for the Slipcased edition is reasonable. Not sure the print run size as my email states 500 and the website states 1000.

Martin
07-29-2016, 12:09 AM
Still unable to order but here are the specifics of the editions:

EDITIONS
1000 Jacketed Hardcovers in an illustrated Slipcase- Signed by Joe Hill — ISBN 978-1-786360-42-7 [£70] CUrrently $92.51)
26 Oversized JHC, with 2 lost chapters, in a Traycase - Signed by Joe Hill — ISBN 978-1-786360-43-4 [£495] (Currently $654.19)

The email stated 500 copies of the slipcased edition (not sure which is accurate)
The website states the book is in-stock.

My understanding is that they are working on the ordering page issue so hopefully it will be made available for order before I go to bed!

Martin
07-29-2016, 03:58 AM
So it sound like the ordering page will go live at 6:00 PM UK time. So that is 10:00 AM for me!

Dave1442397
07-29-2016, 10:16 AM
So it sound like the ordering page will go live at 6:00 PM UK time. So that is 10:00 AM for me!

1pm here. I'll have to keep an eye on it.

Dave1442397
07-29-2016, 05:11 PM
The order page has been fixed. I just ordered the S/L edition.

Martin
07-29-2016, 06:45 PM
Took a couple of attempts to get my order to process but I am in.

Martin
07-30-2016, 12:51 AM
PS has updated the publication date to a September release. The limitation remains at 1000 and the lettered edition has sold out.

RonClinton
08-01-2016, 05:11 AM
I decided to pass. I just didn't care for the book enough for that kind of outlay (though it is cheaper than I'd guessed it'd be); my signed and numbered UK edition will suffice. With 1000 copies, though, I suspect they'll come up on the secondary market at reasonably discounted prices, so perhaps I'll end up picking up a copy after all, just for completist's sake.

Brian861
08-01-2016, 12:25 PM
Was it ever determined with they are numbered copies?

RonClinton
08-01-2016, 02:48 PM
Was it ever determined with they are numbered copies?

Not that I'm aware of; my query over at TDT wasn't addressed by anyone "in the know" and @ 1000 limitation I wasn't curious enough to email Pete direct...I suspect this will be a slow seller and will be able to be picked up at a discount on eBay, so I'll just be patient and wait and see. If the limitation had been 500 (and numbered), I might have bit.

Brian861
08-01-2016, 05:33 PM
Not that I'm aware of; my query over at TDT wasn't addressed by anyone "in the know" and @ 1000 limitation I wasn't curious enough to email Pete direct...I suspect this will be a slow seller and will be able to be picked up at a discount on eBay, so I'll just be patient and wait and see. If the limitation had been 500 (and numbered), I might have bit.

I emailed Nicky to find out. I have yet to ever receive a reply from Pete.

Martin
08-01-2016, 07:00 PM
For those interested and not aware. Dark Discoveries #35 is out and is a Joe Hill Fireman special.
18851

Since being bought by Journal Stone the Dark Discoveries website has been spotty at best so there is no mention of this there. It is available via Amazon and they even show a hardbound edition. I am unaware of this magazine being released in a hardbound before. I will pick up a copy this week and will probably try to order a hardbound from Amazon and see if it is really available.

https://www.amazon.com/Dark-Discoveries-Issue-Joe-Hill/dp/1945373180

Brian861
08-01-2016, 10:45 PM
Thanks for the share, Martin!

Martin
08-02-2016, 03:12 AM
Thanks for the share, Martin!

No problem. I have ordered the hardbound version. I may still pick up a paperback from a local retailer I know carries these.

Martin
08-04-2016, 03:24 AM
Was it ever determined with they are numbered copies?

You probably already saw this but Mr. Crowther has said it will be numbered.

Brian861
08-07-2016, 03:38 AM
You probably already saw this but Mr. Crowther has said it will be numbered.

Thanks, Martin. Finally getting around to checking emails/forums after a crazy week. Several crazy weeks to follow but not a bad thing as it keeps one gainfully employed :).

Martin
03-20-2017, 09:25 PM
For fans of the artwork in the PS Publishing edition of The Fireman, David Stoupakis is selling 11x17 Prints for $20.

http://davidstoupakis.bigcartel.com/

A.Bods
07-30-2017, 10:55 AM
Quick question to anyone with the PS Publishing Fireman

I picked up a copy of this that was advertised as remarqued by the artist but having received the book, I'm a bit dubious about the claim. This doesn't look like an actual sketch to me but rather a scan. I would appreciate if someone could confirm if this art appears in all copies of the book for me before I ask the seller what they're smoking.

Of course if this is by some stretch a legit sketch and I am the one losing it, then it'd be great to know this too :D

Thanks:)


http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc201/Bods84/image_zpsehkzrur5.jpeg

Dan Hocker
07-31-2017, 04:20 PM
Quick question to anyone with the PS Publishing Fireman

I picked up a copy of this that was advertised as remarqued by the artist but having received the book, I'm a bit dubious about the claim. This doesn't look like an actual sketch to me but rather a scan. I would appreciate if someone could confirm if this art appears in all copies of the book for me before I ask the seller what they're smoking.

Of course if this is by some stretch a legit sketch and I am the one losing it, then it'd be great to know this too :D

Thanks:)


http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc201/Bods84/image_zpsehkzrur5.jpeg

Did you get this off of eBay or something? That's just the title page. Is the remarque somewhere else in the book?

Dave1442397
07-31-2017, 04:45 PM
Yeah, that's the standard title page in the PS edition. Unless there's a remarque hidden elsewhere, the seller either didn't know what they were looking at, or just lied about it.

Martin
07-31-2017, 05:20 PM
Did you get this off of eBay or something? That's just the title page. Is the remarque somewhere else in the book?

I can't be positive but I do not believe my title page has that art. I will try to remember when I am home tonight. Appears to be a Remarque to me.

Dan Hocker
07-31-2017, 06:06 PM
I can't be positive but I do not believe my title page has that art. I will try to remember when I am home tonight. Appears to be a Remarque to me.

The extra copies I have here in the warehouse do. We didn't sell remarqued editions, so I have to assume they all do.

Brian861
07-31-2017, 08:32 PM
That's pretty cool regardless! I have yet to purchase a copy.

A.Bods
08-01-2017, 12:52 AM
Yeah, that's the standard title page in the PS edition. Unless there's a remarque hidden elsewhere, the seller either didn't know what they were looking at, or just lied about it.



Thanks for confirming that.

There is no other remarque, and the thing is I sent a message BEFORE purchase asking to confirm there was an actual sketch by book's artist and was told 'yes' (!)

Looks like I'll have to follow this one up.

Martin
08-01-2017, 02:17 AM
Quick question to anyone with the PS Publishing Fireman

I picked up a copy of this that was advertised as remarqued by the artist but having received the book, I'm a bit dubious about the claim. This doesn't look like an actual sketch to me but rather a scan. I would appreciate if someone could confirm if this art appears in all copies of the book for me before I ask the seller what they're smoking.

Of course if this is by some stretch a legit sketch and I am the one losing it, then it'd be great to know this too :D

Thanks:)


http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc201/Bods84/image_zpsehkzrur5.jpeg

Mine has the same art and is not a Remarque:
19861

A.Bods
08-01-2017, 02:55 AM
Contacted the seller this morning and to their credit I got a reply very quickly.

$20 refund seems way too cheap to me though, seeing as I could've bought the book much cheaper and at less shipping cost from elsewhere. Maybe I should just ask for more.


Hello. I am afraid this is my fault. Two things have happened: First, When you asked the question in my mind I thought it was about N0S4A2 Limited edition by Joe Hill, which is remarqued by the artist. Second our employee used a template and did not remove the Remarque title in the listing. I had no idea it was there and this is a big mistake on our part. I am very, very sorry for any inconvenience I am sitting here with "egg on my face." Can I give you a $20 refund on this purchase? Or is there something else I can do? Again, I am very sorry for this mixup. Just let me know.

Dave1442397
08-01-2017, 10:47 AM
Contacted the seller this morning and to their credit I got a reply very quickly.

$20 refund seems way too cheap to me though, seeing as I could've bought the book much cheaper and at less shipping cost from elsewhere. Maybe I should just ask for more.

Show them a listing for what you see elsewhere and tell them to refund you the difference. Why should you pay for their mistake?

Theli
08-01-2017, 01:40 PM
Or a complete refund if you would not have ordered it without the remarque.

Dan Hocker
08-01-2017, 01:59 PM
Was this eBay? If so ask for enough to bring it back to "list" price. If they aren't willing to give it, file a claim with eBay / PayPal for a full refund and send it back. If you still want the book I can sell you one through CD.

Sock Monkey
08-01-2017, 04:15 PM
Yikes. That's a bad situation and I'd be rather upset if this was me. Mistakes happen, but this one is rather large one. Hope it all works out well!

A.Bods
08-02-2017, 12:08 AM
^Yeah a lousy situation. They can't all be good experiences though, I guess...


The seller was overlookconnectionbookstore on ebay, they seem to have a great rep and sell a number of genuinely remarqued King books. So it was more shocking than had it been a different seller, you'd think they'd take more care with that kind of thing.


Anyhow, in the end I took a slightly higher refund and just kept it. I would've purchased the book in any case at some stage and sending this one back would've meant posting from Japan to the USA. I didn't feel like dragging it out, better to just move onto the next one :)

They did offer to do me a deal on another item if there was something I fancied but I don't think I'll be shopping there again in a hurry.

Dan Hocker
08-08-2017, 05:16 PM
^Yeah a lousy situation. They can't all be good experiences though, I guess...


The seller was overlookconnectionbookstore on ebay, they seem to have a great rep and sell a number of genuinely remarqued King books. So it was more shocking than had it been a different seller, you'd think they'd take more care with that kind of thing.


Anyhow, in the end I took a slightly higher refund and just kept it. I would've purchased the book in any case at some stage and sending this one back would've meant posting from Japan to the USA. I didn't feel like dragging it out, better to just move onto the next one :)

They did offer to do me a deal on another item if there was something I fancied but I don't think I'll be shopping there again in a hurry.

Ohh that's Overlook's ebay account. He should be more than willing to work with you.

Brian861
08-09-2017, 04:53 PM
Dave over at Overlook is good people and has always treated me well. His prices however, can be a bit high. Although I have found some things there at or below issue price.