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  • mikekaz
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    Yeah, 2020 sucks for a lot of reasons.

    I don't mind being patient. I just need the occasional reminder that I wasn't forgotten or had the package stolen off my porch without me even knowing it. :-)

    Thank you!!

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  • bookworm 1
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    Originally posted by Dan Hocker View Post

    Sure. Graveside Manner 1 and 2, Chart of Darkness, and In the Porches all just need a slot at the printer. In fact pre COVID all of those were on the books for earlier this year. COVID brought our printing plans to a crawl so we had to re-evalute the schedule.

    Graveside Manner 3's sig sheets are still circulating (this type of sig sheet always takes awhile).

    Last but not least, the titles in the book club are never really fixed until they're announced. That 3rd book is not longer Suicide Diary, but is a different book by Brian. I think that one is ready to go as well.


    For what it's worth we currently have a really large number of projects that are just ready to go. We just can't send them all at once because of limited availability at the printers. Hopefully things at the printer (and the case maker for that matter) will setting down / pick up pace again soon and we can get rolling on some of these other projects. COVID really wrecked Brian and my plans for this year.
    I know I sucks. 2020 started out so great for you guys. Then like everything else............. Hopefully things get back on track by the end of the year.

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  • Dan Hocker
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    Originally posted by mikekaz View Post
    I was doing a quick review of some of my past orders and could not find updates for the following:
    • GRAVESIDE MANNER (1, 2, and 3)
    • Cemetery Dance Book Club 2016
      • CHART OF DARKNESS by Kevin Quigley
      • IN THE PORCHES by Norman Prentiss
      • THE SUICIDE DIARY by Brian James Freeman (replacement for CHEESEBOY by Graham Masterton)
    Any word on those?

    Thanks!
    Sure. Graveside Manner 1 and 2, Chart of Darkness, and In the Porches all just need a slot at the printer. In fact pre COVID all of those were on the books for earlier this year. COVID brought our printing plans to a crawl so we had to re-evalute the schedule.

    Graveside Manner 3's sig sheets are still circulating (this type of sig sheet always takes awhile).

    Last but not least, the titles in the book club are never really fixed until they're announced. That 3rd book is not longer Suicide Diary, but is a different book by Brian. I think that one is ready to go as well.


    For what it's worth we currently have a really large number of projects that are just ready to go. We just can't send them all at once because of limited availability at the printers. Hopefully things at the printer (and the case maker for that matter) will setting down / pick up pace again soon and we can get rolling on some of these other projects. COVID really wrecked Brian and my plans for this year.

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  • mikekaz
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    I was doing a quick review of some of my past orders and could not find updates for the following:
    • GRAVESIDE MANNER (1, 2, and 3)
    • Cemetery Dance Book Club 2016
      • CHART OF DARKNESS by Kevin Quigley
      • IN THE PORCHES by Norman Prentiss
      • THE SUICIDE DIARY by Brian James Freeman (replacement for CHEESEBOY by Graham Masterton)
    Any word on those?

    Thanks!

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  • Dan Hocker
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    Originally posted by Jarhead View Post
    For the last several production updates, the updates for the LE of Gwendy's Magic Feather have remained the same. Has anything moved forward with that book? Thanks!

    "The Limited Edition is starting into production now that we've completely finished everything for the trade hardcover."
    I don't have any updates to share right now, maybe Brian has more info than I do.

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  • Jarhead
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    For the last several production updates, the updates for the LE of Gwendy's Magic Feather have remained the same. Has anything moved forward with that book? Thanks!

    "The Limited Edition is starting into production now that we've completely finished everything for the trade hardcover."

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  • Dan Hocker
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    Quick update. I got word that slipcases for The Institute are finally on their way to us from the manufacturer. I'm not sure when they'll arrive yet, but assuming they arrive later this week expect them to begin shipping either late next week or the week after.

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  • Dan Hocker
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    Originally posted by Marmaduke Grigsby View Post

    All I know is that the Production Updates page has said this since January:

    "Robert McCammon has signed the signature sheets, and the proofreading has been completed, so we're now ready to get this into the printing queue. This title will be published in 2020, and we'll update this information with a more specific date when we have it."

    I'm sure Brian or Dan will update us as more information becomes available.
    No that's pretty accurate. Currently we have a lot of projects that are at this "it just needs a spot at the printer" phase. COVID hasn't helped things this year for sure.

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  • Marmaduke Grigsby
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    Originally posted by Burnt Puke View Post
    Sorry if this has already been answered. Is there any news on Usher's Passing? Thanks.
    All I know is that the Production Updates page has said this since January:

    "Robert McCammon has signed the signature sheets, and the proofreading has been completed, so we're now ready to get this into the printing queue. This title will be published in 2020, and we'll update this information with a more specific date when we have it."

    I'm sure Brian or Dan will update us as more information becomes available.
    Last edited by Marmaduke Grigsby; 06-17-2020, 01:05 PM.

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  • Burnt Puke
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    Sorry if this has already been answered. Is there any news on Usher's Passing? Thanks.

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  • jsweet
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    What books were included in Collector's Set #3 (2017)?
    Thanks

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  • sholloman81
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    Thanks for the updates Brian. You rock!

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  • Brian James Freeman
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    Originally posted by sholloman81 View Post
    Any more updates yet regarding Gwendy's Magic Feather (Limited Edition)? Seems like that one has been static for awhile
    Signature sheets are circulating, DJ cover design is being selected this week. Nothing super exciting, but still moving forward!

    Originally posted by sholloman81 View Post
    Also, any reason why The Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer hasn't been updated on the production updates page. Seems like that one is continually missed when the page gets updated each month. I know from the thread that it should be well past the proofreading stage and am wondering if you have a better update. As always, any info is appreciated!
    No news to report. There are a few dozen books ready for the printer due to the backlog created the other year when the two printers closed up shop on us in the middle of SLEEPING BEAUTIES, so we're working to get those books to the new printers we're using as quickly as we can without compromising quality. The Southern Reach Trilogy should definitely be sent to one of them this year, though. That's the best I can estimate right now.

    As mentioned above, in addition to one slipcase maker being closed and the other running at 20%, we've also had one of our printers close until they're considered essential or until restrictions are loosened. That means business we were going to send there gets diverted to our other printers, which means the queue slows down.

    I think we'll have a much better idea in about 6 weeks, though!

    Brian

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  • Brian James Freeman
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    Originally posted by St. Troy View Post
    Sounds good; thanks.
    I would assume we'll have a better idea of a pub date once the books are done, but then again one of our slipcase makers is closed right now and the other is running at 20% of the staff, so... we'll have to see. Fingers crossed!

    Brian

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