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Tito_Villa
01-25-2012, 11:31 AM
I've now decided to get out of the remarque business and am going to use the money towards my book and a 1st editions! Duma Key 1st edition in mint condition, signed by Stephen King, housed in an Overlook slipcase and with a flawless remarque by Mark Stutzman. I'm going to place it on ebay but thought i would offer it up on here first :)
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theenormityofitall
01-29-2012, 12:36 AM
How much you asking??

Grant Wootton
01-29-2012, 05:14 AM
How much you asking??

That's subtle :p

theenormityofitall
01-29-2012, 10:02 PM
That's subtle :p
LOL how else would I ask? Oh, I just thought of a PM, huh? See, I'm a remarkably intelligent man but sometimes like all geniuses, I find myself lacking in common sense and ordinary logic. It doesn't happen all the time, but sometimes just like what I said above.

theenormityofitall
01-29-2012, 10:03 PM
Oh hell, I thought you posted that book Grant. I just now saw it was Tito (sorry, I don't know your name). I guess I'm not so intelligent afterall :)

Grant Wootton
01-30-2012, 02:04 AM
Oh hell, I thought you posted that book Grant. I just now saw it was Tito (sorry, I don't know your name). I guess I'm not so intelligent afterall :)

hehehehehehe ... Tito is Tom, Tom is Tito ..... Go for it Scott, it's a great quadruple (1st edition, flat signed, slipcased and remarqued :cool: I'd put my oar in for a bid, but I can't own all the remarques in the world can I ????

theenormityofitall
01-30-2012, 04:10 AM
Thanks again Grant. Tom, I have to remember that...I did send a PM but no reply.
I see a signed trade at Camelot for a lil too much.
But Grant, don't you think $125 for a second printing of 11/22/63 signed is a pretty good deal? I sure think it is since people will pay more attention to the fact it's signed than it's a second edition, plus I have a custom slipcase to put on it....

Grant Wootton
01-30-2012, 04:35 AM
Thanks again Grant. Tom, I have to remember that...I did send a PM but no reply.
I see a signed trade at Camelot for a lil too much.
But Grant, don't you think $125 for a second printing of 11/22/63 signed is a pretty good deal? I sure think it is since people will pay more attention to the fact it's signed than it's a second edition, plus I have a custom slipcase to put on it....

Never fear, Tom will get back to you (he's in the UK, so you'll need to factor in the time difference - plus he's working on his some to be published debut). And, yep, I think a 2nd print flat signed is pretty good at $125 (where did you get this book, for the sake of curiousity?) ...

theenormityofitall
01-31-2012, 06:00 AM
Thanks Grant. I got it at Betts...I think he has one left; he only had two for sale at a "special" price.

Grant Wootton
01-31-2012, 06:37 AM
Thanks Grant. I got it at Betts...I think he has one left; he only had two for sale at a "special" price.

Cool, I was thinking that a signed 2nd print might be possibly bogus, but if it's from Davis, then it's 100% genuine.

theenormityofitall
01-31-2012, 07:44 PM
Cool, I was thinking that a signed 2nd print might be possibly bogus, but if it's from Davis, then it's 100% genuine.
It does seems odd a second printing could be out already, doesn't it? The book was just published! But like you said, it's from David at Betts so it has to be legit.

Dan Hocker
01-31-2012, 07:46 PM
It does seems odd a second printing could be out already, doesn't it? The book was just published! But like you said, it's from David at Betts so it has to be legit.

Amazon was already sending out 4th printings in December.

theenormityofitall
01-31-2012, 08:03 PM
Amazon was already sending out 4th printings in December.

4th?????????? That's astonishing. Do you know how many first or seconds were printed?

Dan Hocker
01-31-2012, 08:30 PM
4th?????????? That's astonishing. Do you know how many first or seconds were printed?

I haven't been able to find the print runs anywhere, but I would assume between 900,000 and 1,200,000. As the print run on Under the Dome was 900,000 and FDNS was 1.2 mil. Also most of the more recent King books seem to be around those numbers.

theenormityofitall
01-31-2012, 09:26 PM
I haven't been able to find the print runs anywhere, but I would assume between 900,000 and 1,200,000. As the print run on Under the Dome was 900,000 and FDNS was 1.2 mil. Also most of the more recent King books seem to be around those numbers.

Thanks Dan. That's so amazing that so many hardcovers can be printed like that because of one author. Well, it sure looks like the second printing is going to be worth a pretty penny since there are so many other editions now. And just because it's signed is what people really want, not so much the edition (at least when it concerns King).

RJK1981
02-01-2012, 12:32 AM
Wasn't the newest GRRM book in his long saga already on at least the 2nd printing from Amazon pretty much right away, maybe before it even came out?

jhanic
02-01-2012, 10:16 PM
I read somewhere that there were 760,000 copies of 11/22/63 printed through the third printing. I still haven't been able to find out how many first printings were done.

John

Dan Hocker
02-02-2012, 03:26 AM
I read somewhere that there were 760,000 copies of 11/22/63 printed through the third printing. I still haven't been able to find out how many first printings were done.

John

Yea they're hard numbers to confirm. I think the mass market publishers keep them vague on purpose.

theenormityofitall
02-07-2012, 12:21 AM
I remember hearing years ago that the average print run for a Stephen King HC was 2 million, so if there must have been far fewer than that for 11/22/63 if it's already in the fourth printing......

jhanic
02-07-2012, 01:24 AM
I still don't know how many were done as first printings. I am guessing at between 500,000 and 600,000.

John

theenormityofitall
02-07-2012, 01:42 AM
I still don't know how many were done as first printings. I am guessing at between 500,000 and 600,000.

John
But that's odd. Why do so many more of one book, and less for another? I suspect it must be a financial thing...

Dan Hocker
02-07-2012, 01:51 AM
I remember hearing years ago that the average print run for a Stephen King HC was 2 million, so if there must have been far fewer than that for 11/22/63 if it's already in the fourth printing......

That 2 million might be the total number printed, probably not just the first printings. As 2 million seems awfully high for a first printing, even for an SK book.

theenormityofitall
02-07-2012, 02:23 AM
Yeah, I didn't even think of that. But considering how popular he's been for so many years, maybe not. I don't think there's a lot of King fans who would want to wait for the PB version.

jhanic
02-09-2012, 02:17 PM
According to my (admittedly possibly inaccurate) the only King hardcover book that had a 2 million copy first printing was Black House. Rose Madder and Desperation had 1,750,000 copies each. The paperback chapterbook Green Mile also had 2 million each.

John

Grant Wootton
02-09-2012, 04:17 PM
And to have started with a humble 10,000 for Carrie :cool:

TerryE
02-09-2012, 05:03 PM
And even if the sales levels are the same, keep in mind that it's probably approaching 1/4 to 1/3 of sales are e-books now. Do any of you guys know for sure?

Dan Hocker
02-09-2012, 05:37 PM
And even if the sales levels are the same, keep in mind that it's probably approaching 1/4 to 1/3 of sales are e-books now. Do any of you guys know for sure?

They don't really like to publish those numbers. It gives them lots of "wiggle" room when making press statements.

jhanic
02-09-2012, 08:18 PM
And to have started with a humble 10,000 for Carrie :cool:

I show a first US printing of Carrie as 30,000 copies.

John

Grant Wootton
02-10-2012, 06:47 PM
I show a first US printing of Carrie as 30,000 copies.

John

I bow to your superior knowledge oh great Keeper of the Tomes :D

theenormityofitall
02-12-2012, 07:55 PM
I wish I had kept that first edition of Salem's Lot that Betts mistakingly sent me LOL.

Would you guys rather have a first edition unsigned of King's early work or a modern signed limited or trade? I would ALWAYS chhose the latter simply because I like books that are absolute mint....

Grant Wootton
02-12-2012, 09:45 PM
I wish I had kept that first edition of Salem's Lot that Betts mistakingly sent me LOL.

Would you guys rather have a first edition unsigned of King's early work or a modern signed limited or trade? I would ALWAYS chhose the latter simply because I like books that are absolute mint....

Guess it depends on the individual (and how financial they are) - I collect 1st HC editions of SK's work (both US & UK) as well as the signed limited editions as and when they're released ... :o

srboone
02-12-2012, 09:49 PM
For me, it depends on the work/author mostly.

theenormityofitall
02-13-2012, 12:37 AM
I have a few uncorrected proofs that are bent, etc but that doesn't bother me but I can't stand a book that has even the slightest flaw. I gues I have OCD when it concerns signed books :)

BTW, I received the second edition of 11/22/63 you guys, and it's great. Signed for just $125....Grant did you get a copy? He only had 2 of them. And did you get your Bachman Book yet? If so, what do you think of it?

Grant Wootton
02-13-2012, 05:26 AM
I have a few uncorrected proofs that are bent, etc but that doesn't bother me but I can't stand a book that has even the slightest flaw. I gues I have OCD when it concerns signed books :)

BTW, I received the second edition of 11/22/63 you guys, and it's great. Signed for just $125....Grant did you get a copy? He only had 2 of them. And did you get your Bachman Book yet? If so, what do you think of it?

Got a flat signed 1st edition of 11/22/63 (thanks to Tom) plus the signed limited (thanks to eBay) as well as the H & S facsimile limited (thanks to CD) so am pretty well covered with respect to this SK work (at least until someone decides it'd be a great idea to remarque a copy, then I'd be back to square one :p). Nope, haven't received the BB Special as yet, then again, it takes a little while longer to make its way down here ...

Tito_Villa
02-13-2012, 08:34 AM
For me i would always have a HC 1st edition