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    So the Cemetery Dance website has this new category titled 'Halloween Carnival Series' but there is nothing in it. You guys just checking to see that we are paying attention or do you have something up your sleeve?

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      Originally posted by Martin View Post
      So the Cemetery Dance website has this new category titled 'Halloween Carnival Series' but there is nothing in it. You guys just checking to see that we are paying attention or do you have something up your sleeve?
      Color me intrigued...

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        Originally posted by Martin View Post
        So the Cemetery Dance website has this new category titled 'Halloween Carnival Series' but there is nothing in it. You guys just checking to see that we are paying attention or do you have something up your sleeve?
        It was either a test to see if you were paying attention or a test to see if I'd remember to deactivate the category after preparing the framework. One of us failed and the other succeeded.

        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

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          Good job Brian! Haha!

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            Anything new on the Shocklines anthology? The signature sheet has been with that last author for a while now .

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              Originally posted by slayn666 View Post
              Anything new on the Shocklines anthology? The signature sheet has been with that last author for a while now .
              Nothing to report other than the usual: I really really really hope this will be the year.
              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

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                Just wondering if there's been any movement on the Cemetery Dance Book Club.The last update I have is from October of last year.

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                  Originally posted by jeffingoff View Post
                  Just wondering if there's been any movement on the Cemetery Dance Book Club.The last update I have is from October of last year.
                  Most of them are nearly printer ready, I believe, so they'll be published over the next five or six months if all goes well!
                  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

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                    Originally posted by Brian James Freeman View Post
                    Most of them are nearly printer ready, I believe, so they'll be published over the next five or six months if all goes well!
                    Thanks for the quick response. I'm just a junkie needing a fix and it's a long way to June. It seems everything is hitting in June with CD and some other publishers. I might overdose.

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                      Any update/timescale for the lettered edition of 'screamplays'?
                      It's had a status of being at the traycasers for 2-3 years now with no end in sight. I know it's not quite the length of time many had to wait for things like in Laymons Terms but are we realistically likely to see this ship any time soon, thanks.

                      Edited for grammar.

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                        Originally posted by ReticentRomeo View Post
                        Any update/timescale for the lettered edition of 'screamplays'?
                        It's had a status of being at the traycasers for 2-3 years now with no end in sight. I know it's not quite the length of time many had to wait for things like in Laymons Terms but are we realistically likely to see this ship any time soon, thanks.

                        Edited for grammar.
                        Until our one man traycase shop completes his work on the case, we'll really not have any kind of realistic idea of when it'll ship. I'm hopeful he'll finish the projects he has by the end of the year, but he's not one of the people I work directly with, someone else in the office is his liaison, and I don't always hear much unless I ask.

                        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

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                          Originally posted by Brian James Freeman View Post
                          Until our one man traycase shop completes his work on the case, we'll really not have any kind of realistic idea of when it'll ship. I'm hopeful he'll finish the projects he has by the end of the year, but he's not one of the people I work directly with, someone else in the office is his liaison, and I don't always hear much unless I ask.

                          Brian
                          The long wait for lettered editions is probably the only criticism that I could make regarding Cemetery Dance. Other publishers such as Subterranean Press seem to produce their lettered editions in a much more timely manner.
                          Looking at my orders I currently have 2 lettered editions on order:
                          Damnation Game - ordered November 2013. Since the limited edition hasn't yet been produced I'm not too optimistic about receiving this one within 4 years of ordering.
                          Gone Girl - ordered February 2014. Traycases are still in production, so more than a 3 year wait for this one.

                          When CD announced that only certain books would be issued as a lettered edition I was under the impression that this would reduce the lettered backlog and customers wouldn't have to wait years for these books to arrive. That doesn't seem to have happened.

                          I love Cemetery Dance and I've purchased thousands of dollars worth of books over many years. I can't see myself purchasing any more lettered editions though. The amount of time that money is tied up waiting for the 'one man traycase shop' to produce the traycases is just too long.

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                            Originally posted by Ranger View Post
                            When CD announced that only certain books would be issued as a lettered edition I was under the impression that this would reduce the lettered backlog and customers wouldn't have to wait years for these books to arrive. That doesn't seem to have happened.
                            Well, the positive effects from that will only really kick in once we're caught up on the older titles since we're still working through the backlog. But some of our Lettered Editions ARE shipping much faster. SMALL WORLD was published earlier this month and the Lettered Edition is either out the door or headed out the door now. Once we're through the backlog, turnaround time for all traycases should get better. At least I sure hope so for all of us.

                            But we totally understand being annoyed with the wait. I mean, we're annoyed with the wait -- ha! Thanks for your patience on your outstanding orders. We really appreciate it!

                            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

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                              Originally posted by Brian James Freeman View Post
                              Well, the positive effects from that will only really kick in once we're caught up on the older titles since we're still working through the backlog. But some of our Lettered Editions ARE shipping much faster. SMALL WORLD was published earlier this month and the Lettered Edition is either out the door or headed out the door now. Once we're through the backlog, turnaround time for all traycases should get better. At least I sure hope so for all of us.

                              But we totally understand being annoyed with the wait. I mean, we're annoyed with the wait -- ha! Thanks for your patience on your outstanding orders. We really appreciate it!

                              Brian
                              Thanks for the response. Do you have any idea how many of your older lettered titles still need to be produced?

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                                Originally posted by Ranger View Post
                                Thanks for the response. Do you have any idea how many of your older lettered titles still need to be produced?
                                I do, and it's a ridiculous number. Our vendor who does our bigger runs -- like the Stephen King books that need 500 or more traycases -- doesn't normally handle the size print run we need for the regular Lettered Editions, but we're working on an arrangement to send them a bunch of old projects at the same time when their plant is normally very slow. Since it's during a time when they normally don't have much work, they'll take these small jobs to keep their workers employed -- everyone wins.

                                Hopefully, we can do that twice with them this year and then our Lettered Edition production update for the end of the year will be a much happier one to write!

                                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

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