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Brian James Freeman
06-08-2018, 03:32 PM
Not from Cemetery Dance, but I thought I'd share this here:

https://www.pspublishing.co.uk/walking-with-ghosts-jacketed-hardcover-by-brian-james-freeman-4607-p.asp?

http://www.cemeterydance.com/mm5/graphics/00000001/o_freema04.jpg

This is a collection that took me more than twenty years to put together, so I'm thrilled it'll see print via a beautiful edition from PS Publishing!

CD will be carrying copies soon, of course, but if you're in the UK or you just like ordering from Pete, it would be awesome if he saw a few orders today to reassure him he made the right decision to publish the book! ;)

https://www.pspublishing.co.uk/walking-with-ghosts-jacketed-hardcover-by-brian-james-freeman-4607-p.asp?

Brian

bsaenz24
06-08-2018, 04:01 PM
WOOHOO!!!!!!! I'll take one!

bsaenz24
06-08-2018, 04:35 PM
Bummer. Turns out, it does NOT come complete with the Brian James Freeman action figure.

Martin
06-08-2018, 06:34 PM
Will CD be getting the signed edition?

Brian James Freeman
06-08-2018, 07:04 PM
Will CD be getting the signed edition?

Waiting on confirmation from Pete, will post when I hear back!

Martin
06-08-2018, 07:19 PM
Waiting on confirmation from Pete, will post when I hear back!

Shipping from England was only $10 so I went ahead and ordered from Pete.

bsaenz24
06-08-2018, 07:26 PM
Waiting on confirmation from Pete, will post when I hear back!

Did you check on the action figure??

saginawhorror
06-09-2018, 12:17 AM
Getting my editions from Brian's Patreon. Really looking forward to it.

Brian861
06-09-2018, 04:06 AM
Bummer. Turns out, it does NOT come complete with the Brian James Freeman action figure.

LOL! Totally cracked me up. Hope it comes with Kung Fu grip!


Getting my editions from Brian's Patreon. Really looking forward to it.

Same here! Membership has its privileges :)

Martin
06-09-2018, 05:47 AM
My subscription level is too low to get a copy so I bought from PS.

Brian861
06-10-2018, 08:34 PM
My subscription level is too low to get a copy so I bought from PS.

Need to correct that, Martin :)

Martin
06-10-2018, 09:07 PM
Need to correct that, Martin :)

If I remember correctly that level is sold out.

Brian861
06-11-2018, 10:00 AM
If I remember correctly that level is sold out.

Didn't realize there was a cap. Makes sense though.

TacomaDiver
06-21-2018, 06:37 PM
Since CD is only offering the trade editions, any chance we can get Brian to sign them? The limitation page and the slipcase isn't worth double the price to me.

Dan Hocker
06-21-2018, 07:30 PM
Since CD is only offering the trade editions, any chance we can get Brian to sign them? The limitation page and the slipcase isn't worth double the price to me.

I believe Brian is intending to sign all of the copies we are getting. We did get some of the limited edition, but the print run is so low on it, we got very few and I believe we sold out of them almost instantly.

TacomaDiver
06-21-2018, 08:18 PM
I believe Brian is intending to sign all of the copies we are getting. We did get some of the limited edition, but the print run is so low on it, we got very few and I believe we sold out of them almost instantly.

Sweet - I'll definitely order a copy then if Brian is signing.

I don't need the action figure. :)

saginawhorror
06-21-2018, 08:25 PM
I want the action figure! Maybe that's the Patreon exclusive?

TacomaDiver
06-21-2018, 08:41 PM
I believe Brian is intending to sign all of the copies we are getting. We did get some of the limited edition, but the print run is so low on it, we got very few and I believe we sold out of them almost instantly.


Sweet - I'll definitely order a copy then if Brian is signing.

AND . . . ordered. :) Thanks Dan!

bsaenz24
06-22-2018, 02:36 PM
LOL! Totally cracked me up. Hope it comes with Kung Fu grip!






No Kung Fu grip, but it does have Writer Wrist and Editor Eye!!

Brian861
06-22-2018, 07:41 PM
No Kung Fu grip, but it does have Writer Wrist and Editor Eye!!

And a cape. Has to have a cape.....

Brian861
07-27-2018, 02:57 PM
Little PS love for our own BJF:

Walking with Ghost (https://preview.mailerlite.com/y8f4j2/944791733609169991/f9g9/)

bsaenz24
07-27-2018, 04:06 PM
Little PS love for our own BJF:

Walking with Ghost (https://preview.mailerlite.com/y8f4j2/944791733609169991/f9g9/)

I think I've read most of these stories in various places and loved them, so I am really excited for one book collecting them all!!! Plus the story notes will be new!

Brian861
07-27-2018, 05:28 PM
I think I've read most of these stories in various places and loved them, so I am really excited for one book collecting them all!!! Plus the story notes will be new!

I enjoy Brian's writing as well. Looking forward to it!

Martin
10-07-2018, 07:23 AM
Received the limited in the mail. I could not for the life of me remember what I had purchased from PS when I got the box. Very pleased to have this, October is shaping up well so far.

Br!an
10-07-2018, 11:01 AM
Received the limited in the mail. I could not for the life of me remember what I had purchased from PS when I got the box. Very pleased to have this, October is shaping up well so far.

I received a shipping notice from them. I was trying to figure out what I ordered too. I ordered the limited too.

Martin
10-07-2018, 03:29 PM
I received a shipping notice from them. I was trying to figure out what I ordered too. I ordered the limited too.

You received a shipping notice from PS Publishing? I have never received a shipping notice, the package just shows up one day.

Br!an
10-07-2018, 03:53 PM
You received a shipping notice from PS Publishing? I have never received a shipping notice, the package just shows up one day.

It's not really a shipping notice. It's titled, "Your order is being dispatched." It doesn't actually include any details.

Martin
10-07-2018, 06:28 PM
It's not really a shipping notice. It's titled, "Your order is being dispatched." It doesn't actually include any details.

That is more than I have ever received.

Br!an
10-07-2018, 06:53 PM
That is more than I have ever received.

They aren't very good about it.

I have received an Order Update before with the message that my "order status has been updated to... DISPATCHED." That was in June. That email contained an order number. So I could go on the web site and look up the order.

The newer email is generic. It could be sent to anyone since it contains no details.

TacomaDiver
10-07-2018, 07:33 PM
I don't believe that I've ever received any e-mails from PSP other than "thanks for your order." (When I moved three years ago, they never ever even acknowledged my change of address request.)

There are two ways I know my order has been shipped - or at least that it's on the way:

1. Here. People further east get their books first.
2. When I come home and there's a box.

SubPress used to be about the same - now they at least send an "order #xxxxx has been shipped" and I can look in my e-mails and find out what that order was.

ruderabbit
10-11-2018, 01:43 AM
Yep, same with me.

No email, just a box, with a beautiful slipcased book. Very nice Brian.

I seem to be collecting quite a few PS books over the last few years.

Brian861
10-11-2018, 05:08 AM
I'm guessing these will come a little later for the Patreon supporters?

Brian James Freeman
10-11-2018, 05:55 AM
I'm guessing these will come a little later for the Patreon supporters?

Trade hardcovers (signed!) will ship this month! I still haven't seen a limited edition yet, so whenever I get those (hopefully also this month?), they will be queued up to ship as well!

Brian861
10-11-2018, 06:16 PM
Trade hardcovers (signed!) will ship this month! I still haven't seen a limited edition yet, so whenever I get those (hopefully also this month?), they will be queued up to ship as well!

Thanks, Brian. I figured maybe everything would ship at once to maybe save ya on overhead cost as far as your Patreon campaign. I personally wouldn't have a problem with that as it saves cost that could be used towards future projects. The USPS isn't exactly giving away postage these days.

Brian James Freeman
10-11-2018, 06:42 PM
The USPS isn't exactly giving away postage these days.

I checked the CD postage account a while back and we were at something like $1,750,000 in postage purchased since we created that account... Kind of mind blowing even though I see all the packages going out the door!

(And that doesn't include the UPS and Fed-Ex bills, which would be quite a bit, too. For a long time we shipped WAY more via UPS and then added in the Fed-Ex option when they gave us a more reasonable price chart for our customers...)

Brian

Brian861
10-11-2018, 06:56 PM
I checked the CD postage account a while back and we were at something like $1,750,000 in postage purchased since we created that account... Kind of mind blowing even though I see all the packages going out the door!

(And that doesn't include the UPS and Fed-Ex bills, which would be quite a bit, too. For a long time we shipped WAY more via UPS and then added in the Fed-Ex option when they gave us a more reasonable price chart for our customers...)

Brian

That is a huge number to take in with just USPS postage alone! At least when a purchase is made through CD, the postage is covered by the customer. With your Patreon campaign, I guess that's all figured in at the support levels. I'd still think it'd get very expensive, very fast. Is Rich taking it out of your paychecks lol. Seriously though, and without knowing all the ends and outs, maybe a vote could be brought forward to the Patreon supports on how best to help you save on shipping cost. Obviously we're there to support you and, to me, that definitely falls under that headline.

Brian James Freeman
10-11-2018, 07:18 PM
That is a huge number to take in with just USPS postage alone! At least when a purchase is made through CD, the postage is covered by the customer.

Yep, although for a long time, we were really bad at asking for the correct amount... we just hated how expensive it was, so we undercharged for many many years... now our site pulls from a shipping table that USPS runs on their server and everything is based on weight, location, etc. Postage was just getting too expensive to keep undercharging, unfortunately.


With your Patreon campaign, I guess that's all figured in at the support levels. I'd still think it'd get very expensive, very fast. Is Rich taking it out of your paychecks lol. Seriously though, and without knowing all the ends and outs, maybe a vote could be brought forward to the Patreon supports on how best to help you save on shipping cost. Obviously we're there to support you and, to me, that definitely falls under that headline.

Sometimes I'm shipping from my house and sometimes I ship from the CD warehouse, with Richard's blessing. He has never said "no" if I ask to ship my stuff from our own warehouse, but I do try to be respectful of how I use company resources, so there is some combining of shipments and the such. This month, I believe some supporters are getting 3 or even 4 books!

All of you rock. I say this on Patreon and I really mean it: the support I've received there has completely changed my plans and goals for my writing (in a good way), and completely reinvigorated me as a writer... I feel like that 12 year old kid again who had NO idea how the publishing world works and was just having a hell of a time at his Brother WordProcessor... Only now I do know how publishing works, but that doesn't matter because I have a group of people to write for who also don't care about the "rules" of the business! It's been a life changer... Many, many thanks again!

Brian

Brian861
10-11-2018, 07:33 PM
I hear ya regarding the postage. No one likes it but, like ya said, you guys are still running a business and ya can't afford to just give it away.

That's really cool of Rich as far as the shipping, how you are using it, and to not overstep. It's awesome to hear that you're so excited about writing again as we are to read it! And you're right about the business mumbo jumbo. Just keep filling up our shelves! I was also very excited to learn that level 7 will be receiving the Czech edition of Halloween Children! Thank you as well for all that you give back to us!

Sorry for the hijack folks!

Brian James Freeman
10-11-2018, 07:54 PM
I hear ya regarding the postage. No one likes it but, like ya said, you guys are still running a business and ya can't afford to just give it away.

That's really cool of Rich as far as the shipping, how you are using it, and to not overstep. It's awesome to hear that you're so excited about writing again as we are to read it! And you're right about the business mumbo jumbo. Just keep filling up our shelves! I was also very excited to learn that level 7 will be receiving the Czech edition of Halloween Children! Thank you as well for all that you give back to us!

Sorry for the hijack folks!

I'm really happy I was able to secure enough copies for Level 7 to get it! I love foreign editions of all kinds of books even though I obviously cannot read them. I can't really explain why! Maybe just something about how stories can be so universal...

But what I'm trying to do with these upcoming foreign editions of my work is I trade a little of my author payment to buy enough copies for the Level 7 people, too, since I usually only get one copy! (Plus I buy a few for myself because how often do I see my work in these languages, right??)

Thanks again for your support!

saginawhorror
10-11-2018, 08:43 PM
That's why I bought a bookcase just for my BJF patreon books! Currently has about half a shelf full. Looking forward to getting the next box! I'm one of the ones looking forward to reading whatever you write.

Brian James Freeman
10-12-2018, 01:37 AM
That's why I bought a bookcase just for my BJF patreon books! Currently has about half a shelf full. Looking forward to getting the next box! I'm one of the ones looking forward to reading whatever you write.

Thank you very much! I cannot wait to share my plans for 2019 and especially 2020...

Brian

Brian861
10-12-2018, 05:14 AM
I'm really happy I was able to secure enough copies for Level 7 to get it! I love foreign editions of all kinds of books even though I obviously cannot read them. I can't really explain why! Maybe just something about how stories can be so universal...

But what I'm trying to do with these upcoming foreign editions of my work is I trade a little of my author payment to buy enough copies for the Level 7 people, too, since I usually only get one copy! (Plus I buy a few for myself because how often do I see my work in these languages, right??)

Thanks again for your support!

I'm sure that is awesome feeling for an author. Looking forward to all the great things to come and best of luck with it!