Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Production Update Questions

Collapse
This is a sticky topic.
X
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Originally posted by Brian James Freeman View Post
    I'm hoping the traycase maker will get to the Signature Series books this year.

    Brian
    6+ years? Whoa! Now I don't feel so bad!!

    Comment


      Originally posted by FrankP View Post
      6+ years? Whoa! Now I don't feel so bad!!
      The traycases have been a thorn in my side like you wouldn't believe. Part of the problem is that our traycase maker fell so far behind, and we publish so many books each year, that it's hard to catch-up now. Luckily, there is some big news coming about the Lettered Editions that I think will please a lot of our collectors.

      Brian
      Brian James Freeman
      brianfreeman@cemeterydance.com

      Cemetery Dance Publications: http://www.CemeteryDance.com
      Lonely Road Books: http://www.LonelyRoadBooks.com
      Lividian Publications: http://www.Lividian.com
      My Writing: http://www.BrianJamesFreeman.com

      Comment


        There is an important update going out to everyone who ordered the Lettered Edition of The Century’s Best Horror Fiction directly from us. The subject line is "Important Cemetery Dance order update!" and you should see it in your in-box in the next few hours. If you ordered this edition from us and you don't see the update by 5 PM today eastern time, drop me a line. Thanks!

        Brian
        Brian James Freeman
        brianfreeman@cemeterydance.com

        Cemetery Dance Publications: http://www.CemeteryDance.com
        Lonely Road Books: http://www.LonelyRoadBooks.com
        Lividian Publications: http://www.Lividian.com
        My Writing: http://www.BrianJamesFreeman.com

        Comment


          So what's up with the Shocklines trade edition? That last few updates on the Production Updates page have all mentioned the signature sheets moving around, which is irrelevant for the trade edition. Judging by the updates for October Dreams II, there's no compelling reason for you guys to sit on a trade edition while waiting for various parts of signed editions.

          Comment


            Originally posted by slayn666 View Post
            So what's up with the Shocklines trade edition? That last few updates on the Production Updates page have all mentioned the signature sheets moving around, which is irrelevant for the trade edition. Judging by the updates for October Dreams II, there's no compelling reason for you guys to sit on a trade edition while waiting for various parts of signed editions.
            We almost never split the editions due to the increased production costs involved. The customer pays the price in the end for the trade edition getting here faster because it essentially becomes two separate books as far as the printer is concerned and all of the set-up costs and printing costs are repeated. Turn Down the Lights and October Dreams 2 are the first two times we've done it. We made the decision to do it for those two because we knew the signature sheets would take a long time to finish, we wanted the trade editions out there faster, and we knew demand for the trade editions would be high enough that we didn't need to increase the trade edition retail price to cover the additional printing costs -- the higher than normal print runs for these trade titles would push the per unit production costs downward, allowing us to keep the planned retail price the same.

            Also, Shocklines will be out by mid-summer, so there's really no point in tying up two slots at the printer when we can get it done in one. (In fact, splitting the run would mean that some other book would be pushed back since Shocklines would take up two slots instead of one.) To get the trade edition out a month or two earlier at the expense of another book at this point just doesn't seem worth it to me. If the book was still a year away, I'd say "do it" just to finally get an edition out there. But there's no real benefit now and it would only delay some other book.

            Hope this is helpful!

            Brian
            Brian James Freeman
            brianfreeman@cemeterydance.com

            Cemetery Dance Publications: http://www.CemeteryDance.com
            Lonely Road Books: http://www.LonelyRoadBooks.com
            Lividian Publications: http://www.Lividian.com
            My Writing: http://www.BrianJamesFreeman.com

            Comment


              That's for the info, Brian! I'm fascinated by what goes on behind-the-scenes in publishing.

              Comment


                Any updates pm the Douglas Clegg book from Lonely Road Books?
                WARNING!!! WARNING!!! DO NOT VIEW THIS SPOILER! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!
                Spoiler!

                Comment


                  Originally posted by RJK1981 View Post
                  Any updates pm the Douglas Clegg book from Lonely Road Books?
                  Edited for clarity because I hadn't had any caffeine yet:

                  I heard from Doug late last year that he had an even more revised, updated manuscript, but I need to check to see if he's sending it or if we should proceed with the previous version he approved. We have everything else ready and this one should be published by the end of the year. It's going to be a big honking book!

                  For those waiting on the William Peter Blatty screenplay set, Blatty has the signature sheets and everything else is good to go. I'm already working with my traycase maker on the case design for the Lettered Edition since 5 books in a traycase is a little different task.

                  I really think both of these will be out this year, one way or another.

                  Brian
                  Brian James Freeman
                  brianfreeman@cemeterydance.com

                  Cemetery Dance Publications: http://www.CemeteryDance.com
                  Lonely Road Books: http://www.LonelyRoadBooks.com
                  Lividian Publications: http://www.Lividian.com
                  My Writing: http://www.BrianJamesFreeman.com

                  Comment


                    Nice, looking forward to the Clegg book!

                    Comment


                      Brian, so no del toro yet?

                      Comment


                        Originally posted by zachip View Post
                        Brian, so no del toro yet?
                        He still has the signature sheets. I believe we're coming up on the 30 month anniversary of them being sent. His manager replies to every update the same way, they hope he'll sign them soon.

                        Brian
                        Brian James Freeman
                        brianfreeman@cemeterydance.com

                        Cemetery Dance Publications: http://www.CemeteryDance.com
                        Lonely Road Books: http://www.LonelyRoadBooks.com
                        Lividian Publications: http://www.Lividian.com
                        My Writing: http://www.BrianJamesFreeman.com

                        Comment


                          Originally posted by Brian James Freeman View Post
                          He still has the signature sheets. I believe we're coming up on the 30 month anniversary of them being sent. His manager replies to every update the same way, they hope he'll sign them soon.

                          Brian
                          That's unfortunate.

                          Comment


                            Originally posted by Brian James Freeman View Post
                            Edited for clarity because I hadn't had any caffeine yet:

                            I heard from Doug late last year that he had an even more revised, updated manuscript, but I need to check to see if he's sending it or if we should proceed with the previous version he approved. We have everything else ready and this one should be published by the end of the year. It's going to be a big honking book!

                            For those waiting on the William Peter Blatty screenplay set, Blatty has the signature sheets and everything else is good to go. I'm already working with my traycase maker on the case design for the Lettered Edition since 5 books in a traycase is a little different task.

                            I really think both of these will be out this year, one way or another.

                            Brian
                            Thanks for the update! Looking forward to getting this one, that's for sure!
                            WARNING!!! WARNING!!! DO NOT VIEW THIS SPOILER! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!
                            Spoiler!

                            Comment


                              Has all of the new ERC bundles been shipped already? I haven't received my shipping notice yet.

                              Comment


                                Originally posted by Sock Monkey View Post
                                Has all of the new ERC bundles been shipped already? I haven't received my shipping notice yet.
                                Another batch should be going out tomorrow or Monday!
                                Brian James Freeman
                                brianfreeman@cemeterydance.com

                                Cemetery Dance Publications: http://www.CemeteryDance.com
                                Lonely Road Books: http://www.LonelyRoadBooks.com
                                Lividian Publications: http://www.Lividian.com
                                My Writing: http://www.BrianJamesFreeman.com

                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X