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JDar.
11-07-2011, 01:47 PM
Interesting; got the book Kin before the ARC; others I've already ordered plus an unnanounced one!

Same here. Very disappointed that 4 of the 5 ARCs are stories I already have. Why call it the Early Readers Club?

Jan

Dan Hocker
11-07-2011, 02:22 PM
Same here. Very disappointed that 4 of the 5 ARCs are stories I already have. Why call it the Early Readers Club?

Jan

4 of the 5 can't be stories you already have, as only 1 of those 5 is already out. You may have purchased 4 of the 5 already, but it is not possible to have them. As far as to why it's called a early readers club, it's because in most cases you will get to read the book before the book is actually out. Kin is the exception to the rule as the book was completed a bit faster than expected. This is how our early readers club's have always been (at least as long as I have worked here).

JDar.
11-07-2011, 02:49 PM
4 of the 5 can't be stories you already have, as only 1 of those 5 is already out. You may have purchased 4 of the 5 already, but it is not possible to have them. As far as to why it's called a early readers club, it's because in most cases you will get to read the book before the book is actually out. Kin is the exception to the rule as the book was completed a bit faster than expected. This is how our early readers club's have always been (at least as long as I have worked here).

THE WOMAN/Jack Ketchum - the Leisure TPB is in my TBR
UNDEAD/John Russo - the two original PBs are in my TBR
KIN/Kealan Patrick Burke - I'm looking fwd to reading the signed ltd edition I rec'd over a week ago
HORROR HALL OF FAME STOKER WINNERS - I have most, if not all of these stories
THE BACK OF BEYOND/Alan Peter Ryan - is the only ARC that I consider a true Early Readers Club selection

Kealan, sorry for the hi-jack

Jan

Dan Hocker
11-07-2011, 02:55 PM
THE WOMAN/Jack Ketchum - the Leisure TPB is in my TBR
UNDEAD/John Russo - the two original PBs are in my TBR
KIN/Kealan Patrick Burke - I'm looking fwd to reading the signed ltd edition I rec'd over a week ago
HORROR HALL OF FAME STOKER WINNERS - I have most, if not all of these stories
THE BACK OF BEYOND/Alan Peter Ryan - is the only ARC that I consider a true Early Readers Club selection

Kealan, sorry for the high-jack

Jan

I am sorry for that then, but again these are for books we are putting out. Not books put out by other publishers. Here's the text from the original announcement. Kin is the only one that really goes against that. I am sorry that you're disappointed, the only thing I can tell you is that this is how we've always done the early readers club.


The members of the brand new Cemetery Dance Early Readers Club 4.0 will receive Advance Reader Copies/Galleys/Uncorrected proofs for FIVE different upcoming Cemetery Dance releases before the general public -- maybe even before the books are even announced!

peteOcha
11-07-2011, 07:02 PM
I on the other hand am very pleased with the arc's in ER 4.0. :) Haven't heard of Alan Peter Ryan so this will give me a chance to check him out, Kin sounds very interesting so that should be an enjoyable read, Undead and Horror Hall of Fame were books I was on the fence about picking up so it's nice I'll get them here! The Woman, well that's one I really wanted and I pre-ordered it from CD so I guess the early readers discount wont be usable on this now, but I'll have two editions of the book so that's nice!

srboone
11-07-2011, 07:27 PM
This is so Keelan can have his thread back!

My shipping notice said to expect the ERC 4.0 packacge on Wednesday, but I got it today! (I guess the holiday shipping hasn't started in earnest yet.) Looking foward to discovering Alan Peter Ryan (nice cover art by Tomislav Tikulin) and reading Russo's Undead. I also enjoy Quigley's chapbooks. All in all, a nice package.

peteOcha
11-07-2011, 07:33 PM
Yeah, that one got kind of hijacked. ;)

Well, hopefully next week I'll have my set. Can't wait!

Dan Hocker
11-07-2011, 07:37 PM
This is so Keelan can have his thread back!

My shipping notice said to expect the ERC 4.0 packacge on Wednesday, but I got it today! (I guess the holiday shipping hasn't started in earnest yet.) Looking foward to discovering Alan Peter Ryan (nice cover art by Tomislav Tikulin) and reading Russo's Undead. I also enjoy Quigley's chapbooks. All in all, a nice package.

Good call. I moved all those posts over here.

srboone
11-07-2011, 07:41 PM
Thanks, Dan! I spent a while looking for an ERC thread and couldn't find one.

Dan Hocker
11-07-2011, 07:58 PM
Thanks, Dan! I spent a while looking for an ERC thread and couldn't find one.

So did I when we started shipping them. I could've sworn I had made one, but never could find it.

gsconquest
11-07-2011, 08:48 PM
I got mine today. I'm pretty excited, as at least 3 of these I had considered buying.

Martin
11-07-2011, 09:03 PM
Since this topic is no longer high jacking the Kin thread I will put my two cents worth in. I received my books and am very happy with them. With that said I do agree with some of the criticisms. One of the selling points of the ERC's is that you can read the books early and then get a discount if you should choose to purchase them when they are announced. I have already purchased three of the selections in this group so the $10.00 discount is of no value. When you are promoting a selling point of receiving a discount when the books are put up for sale and many of the books have been sold prior to receiving the discount it seams a bit backward. With that said I will state again that I like the books and have read a few segments in the Chap book and like it as well.

Dan Hocker
11-07-2011, 09:23 PM
Since this topic is no longer high jacking the Kin thread I will put my two cents worth in. I received my books and am very happy with them. With that said I do agree with some of the criticisms. One of the selling points of the ERC's is that you can read the books early and then get a discount if you should choose to purchase them when they are announced. I have already purchased three of the selections in this group so the $10.00 discount is of no value. When you are promoting a selling point of receiving a discount when the books are put up for sale and many of the books have been sold prior to receiving the discount it seams a bit backward. With that said I will state again that I like the books and have read a few segments in the Chap book and like it as well.

I just asked Brian about that and here's what he told me.


We're going to send a note with 5 different $10 discounts that they can use on anything -- 5 separate orders -- in the next three months because too many of the books were already announced, etc!

peteOcha
11-07-2011, 09:27 PM
CD never fails to please! +1!

bookworm 1
11-07-2011, 09:59 PM
Everyone take a breath.I have been a part of all 4 early readers clubs and will be part of the 5th if CD has one.(please have a 5th and 6th etc.)If you like to keep
your hard cover books in unread condition like some people then this is a great way to get reading copies.Also like someone else said we get to read CD's version
of the book before the rest of the Public.This is still an awsome value.Thanks CD I love my early reader copies and have enjoyed reading Alan Peter Ryan who I
had not heard of till the early readers club.

Brian James Freeman
11-07-2011, 10:07 PM
The ERC not getting KIN when the ARCs first arrived was a total mix-up in communication on our end. Sorry about that. If that completely screws the deal for you, please return all 5 review copies and the chapbook and we'll refund your order right away. Just let me know now via email so I can cancel your coupon codes for you.

Personally, I think 5 review copies -- almost all of them before the hardcover publication -- and $50 in coupons to spend on anything you want for $49 is a pretty good deal, but I understand you can't please everyone. :)

Something to note: we don't WANT to have any unhappy customers because that's not good for anyone, so we do our very best to be clear about the details of deals like this, but if you ever feel like something isn't what you were expecting, just drop Mindy a line. She goes out of her way to take care of everyone!

Brian

Martin
11-07-2011, 10:31 PM
As I said before I am happy with the books, and based on Dan's comments above I am very pleased with how CD is handling the discount associated. I also agree with Bookworm that the ERC's are great and I would hope that CD continues these offers in the future. I continue to be amazed at the lengths CD goes to make sure their customers are pleased with their purchases!

srboone
11-07-2011, 10:55 PM
I am extremely happy with the package, even though I purchased all four of the announced books. The discounts were a nice selling point , but no the main reason I went with ERC 4.0; I hope there will be more ERC's in 2012. Anything, CD offers in conjunction with ERC 4.0, it's just icing on the cake!

Thanks Brian, Dan and the whole CD gang!

Brian James Freeman
11-07-2011, 11:54 PM
The coupon codes were sent with the rest of the "end of day" notifications, so please email me if you're a member of the ERC 4 and you didn't receive them!

Brian

folgersnyourcup
11-08-2011, 12:15 AM
Got these in the mail on saturday...great stuff!!! I was also excited to receive the coupon codes! I will definitely be a part of all future ERC's. I am just now discovering the world of audiobooks (received 11/22/63 in the mail today) so the Quigley chapbook was much appreciated!

bookworm 1
11-08-2011, 01:02 AM
Got my codes and what an awsome surprise.Good for anything even other pub. books.Could not ask for more.Keep up the great work.Now to start in on CD ERC
copy of the undead.THANKS AGAIN GUYS.KEEP DOING WHAT YOU DO!!!!

jester05jk
11-08-2011, 01:27 AM
Really regretting I passed on this...

If anyone is interested in parting with their copy of "The Woman" shoot me a pm.

RJK1981
11-08-2011, 03:24 AM
Thanks CD I love my early reader copies and have enjoyed reading Alan Peter Ryan who I
had not heard of till the early readers club.

I hadn't heard of him either until the last ERC (which was the first one I purchased). That one was a little hard for me to get into initially but then got me hooked in. It's just too bad about his death earlier this year. Makes me wonder if either of these ARCs by him will actually be published as it couldn't be signed by the author unless the signature sheets were signed a long time ago.

Get to pick up my ERC shipment tomorrow from the post office after work. One of the negatives of living in an apartment is that I don't have a porch for the USPS to drop packages off on

Martin
11-08-2011, 03:28 AM
I believe CD published some Laymon books after his passing. I believe the Limited are not signed and the One Lettered I have has a signature from another piece of paper that is glued to the signature sheet if my memory serves me correct. I also discovered Ryan with the previous ERC and agree with your assesment of the story. I am looking forward to this one.
I hadn't heard of him either until the last ERC (which was the first one I purchased). That one was a little hard for me to get into initially but then got me hooked in. It's just too bad about his death earlier this year. Makes me wonder if either of these ARCs by him will actually be published as it couldn't be signed by the author unless the signature sheets were signed a long time ago.

Get to pick up my ERC shipment tomorrow from the post office after work. One of the negatives of living in an apartment is that I don't have a porch for the USPS to drop packages off on

Martin
11-08-2011, 03:33 AM
I have no interest in parting with mine, even though I have the limited ordered, however I see several already on eBay.
Really regretting I passed on this...

If anyone is interested in parting with their copy of "The Woman" shoot me a pm.

Patrick
11-08-2011, 04:44 AM
I joined this Early Readers Club 4.0 on a whim and then completely forgot about it. I'm very much looking forward to receiving these books, including the chapbook - a nice bonus.

Brian James Freeman
11-08-2011, 12:54 PM
Did everyone receive their ERC coupon email last night or this morning? We had some Internet trouble at the office yesterday, so I just wanted to double-check.

Re: Alan Peter Ryan. We have signature sheets for both books. He was a lot of fun to work with on these projects and I wish there could have been many more. We were emailing about a Western novella for the Signature Series the week before he passed... He also wrote an amazing novel called The Slave Tree that New York never quite "understood" so it was never published. He was writing A LOT of fiction these past few years, too.

Brian

srboone
11-08-2011, 01:21 PM
I got mine, Thanks, Brian! signature sheets for BOTH Ryan books? There's another one? Something to look forward to!

Brian James Freeman
11-08-2011, 01:26 PM
I got mine, Thanks, Brian! signature sheets for BOTH Ryan books? There's another one? Something to look forward to!

Yep, we have two that are just about ready for the printer and will be published in early 2012. I really like both of these books a lot, so I hope readers do, too.

Brian

Martin
11-08-2011, 02:15 PM
I received my coupon codes yesterday afternoon.

srboone
11-08-2011, 02:18 PM
Amazon has a listing for Amzonas by APR to be published by CD on 15Nov2011. That doesn't quite jibe with the early 2012 date Brian mentioned. Of course, it also lists The Back of Beyond for the same date.

Dan Hocker
11-08-2011, 02:25 PM
Amazon has a listing for Amzonas by APR to be published by CD on 15Nov2011. That doesn't quite jibe with the early 2012 date Brian mentioned. Of course, it also lists The Back of Beyond for the same date.

Yea amazon hardly ever gets our release dates right.

peteOcha
11-08-2011, 09:24 PM
Got my coupon codes just fine! Can't wait for the arcs to come as well!

Patrick
11-09-2011, 04:17 AM
Did everyone receive their ERC coupon email last night or this morning? We had some Internet trouble at the office yesterday, so I just wanted to double-check.

...

Brian

I received mine the other day. Thanks.

RJK1981
11-09-2011, 04:33 AM
Received my coupons yesterday and picked up the ARCs today. Thanks!

RJK1981
11-09-2011, 05:18 AM
Re: Alan Peter Ryan. We have signature sheets for both books. He was a lot of fun to work with on these projects and I wish there could have been many more. We were emailing about a Western novella for the Signature Series the week before he passed... He also wrote an amazing novel called The Slave Tree that New York never quite "understood" so it was never published. He was writing A LOT of fiction these past few years, too.

Brian

That's great that the sheets for both are already signed, definitely wasn't expecting that at all. Will definitely be reading this new ARC of his I got and probably will check out other books of his that are out there. Was the novel The Slave Tree an extended version of Amazonas? Or a different story dealing with the slave tree that is in that story?