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  • Brian James Freeman
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    First photo of the Numbered & Traycased Artist Edition of 'SALEM'S LOT:



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  • Brian James Freeman
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    Originally posted by St. Troy View Post
    Brian...you naughty fellow, dropping shiny hints on a board other than this today...
    Ha! This little thing?



    More to come soon!

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  • St. Troy
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    Brian...you naughty fellow, dropping shiny hints on a board other than this today...

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  • Brian James Freeman
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    Originally posted by St. Troy View Post
    Now that it appears that truckfuls of Salem's Lot are about to go out, might we expect a Shining announcement soon?
    Maybe! I'd like to get a few more things finished on The Shining before we officially announce it... so there's a much shorter wait for this one!

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  • St. Troy
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    Originally posted by Brian James Freeman View Post
    …The Shining this year...

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    Originally posted by Dan Hocker View Post
    I believe the plan is for it to be actually out this year...I think the plan for the announcements is that we don't want to announce the next one until the previous one is out the door and in peoples hands.
    Now that it appears that truckfuls of Salem's Lot are about to go out, might we expect a Shining announcement soon?

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  • St. Troy
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    Originally posted by Brian James Freeman View Post
    They would have bought those copies from one of the major book distributors, I suspect, so it should be just like the copies we're selling. Slipcased and shrink-wrapped. Check for any wear and tear when you receive your copy, though, because those copies have now been shipped several times and sat in several warehouses along the way. But if you find a problem, B&N should make returns nice and easy for you.

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    Thanks!

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  • Brian James Freeman
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    Originally posted by St. Troy View Post
    I'm toying with the idea of buying the CD edition of Carrie and happened to stumble across a listing for it on Barnes & Noble for $20+ less than the CD price.

    Any chance there's something different with the B&N product, no slipcase etc. (although the picture on their site shows the slipcase)?

    While I like B&N, I generally prefer to support specialty sellers when I can (in this case, CD), but going B&N might make it an easier sell to the better half.

    Anything I should know about this before moving ahead?
    They would have bought those copies from one of the major book distributors, I suspect, so it should be just like the copies we're selling. Slipcased and shrink-wrapped. Check for any wear and tear when you receive your copy, though, because those copies have now been shipped several times and sat in several warehouses along the way. But if you find a problem, B&N should make returns nice and easy for you.

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  • St. Troy
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    I'm toying with the idea of buying the CD edition of Carrie and happened to stumble across a listing for it on Barnes & Noble for $20+ less than the CD price.

    Any chance there's something different with the B&N product, no slipcase etc. (although the picture on their site shows the slipcase)?

    While I like B&N, I generally prefer to support specialty sellers when I can (in this case, CD), but going B&N might make it an easier sell to the better half.

    Anything I should know about this before moving ahead?

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  • frik51
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    Well....it was a bit early this morning when I responded to your post.
    Must have been half asleep still.



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  • slayn666
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    Originally posted by frik51 View Post
    I don't think PS is doing the Doubleday set. I spoke to Pete a couple of months ago, and he mentioned the books they were going to do.
    So far, Pet Sematary, Carrie and 'Salem's Lot are done (Lot almost) and Night Shift will be the fourth Doubleday, but The Stand was not mentioned, nor was The Shining.
    Then again, you never know how these things work out.

    sk
    So...exactly what I said? Many, not all .

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  • frik51
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    Originally posted by slayn666 View Post
    PS Publishing is also doing their own editions of many of the books included in the Doubleday Years set.
    I don't think PS is doing the Doubleday set. I spoke to Pete a couple of months ago, and he mentioned the books they were going to do.
    So far, Pet Sematary, Carrie and 'Salem's Lot are done (Lot almost) and Night Shift will be the fourth Doubleday, but The Stand was not mentioned, nor was The Shining.
    Then again, you never know how these things work out.

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  • Brian James Freeman
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    Originally posted by slayn666 View Post
    Multiple special edition books coming at nearly the same time from different publishers is just the name of the game with King. SubPress did a very attractive edition of The Shining just a couple of years ago, and PS Publishing is also doing their own editions of many of the books included in the Doubleday Years set.
    And each special edition WILL be different, some might look fancier and others might have more artwork and others might have bonus material you can't find in any other edition. It's a little more complicated these days since different editions are overlapping like this, but I know every publisher tries their best to bring their A-game to make each edition valuable in its own way!

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  • slayn666
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    Originally posted by St. Troy View Post
    An interesting situation for some collectors may arise this year, given that CD's The Shining is on tap (although I'm not clear on whether it will actually be published this year), and the Folio Society also plans to release an edition of The Shining in September or October. Some out there can easily get both, but some will likely have to choose just one, and it will be interesting to see how they compare.

    I know the CD volumes will be oversized and contain bonus material, and if the artwork maintains the quality level established in Carrie and SL, the CD Shining will be nothing less than great. Having said that, FS invariably does quality work, but it can vary with regard to how close it hits or exceeds expectations (they occasionally aim at a different target). At the very least, the FS Shining will be distinctive and worth considering, but I wouldn't be surprise if it is a "fine" edition that doesn't land as many punches, so to speak, as the CD edition. Still, it will be interesting to see and compare.

    The 2 or 3 bits of artwork for the FS Shining I've seen, which seem to be segments of illustrations and not full illustrations, were evocative but didn't blow me away (as with CD DY artwork, which has spoken for itself), but then perhaps I just need to see more.
    Multiple special edition books coming at nearly the same time from different publishers is just the name of the game with King. SubPress did a very attractive edition of The Shining just a couple of years ago, and PS Publishing is also doing their own editions of many of the books included in the Doubleday Years set.

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  • Brian James Freeman
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post
    If I remember correctly a major portion of the delay was related to the file that came from the publisher needing to be hand entered due to some issue.
    Yeah, the publisher files for 'Salem's Lot were in a strange proprietary format that made them a mess to work with. A lot of line-by-line copyediting went into fixing them, which also allowed us to fix some things that had been accidentally changed since the first printing!

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  • Dan Hocker
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post
    If I remember correctly a major portion of the delay was related to the file that came from the publisher needing to be hand entered due to some issue.
    That sounds familiar. So much stuff goes on here, it all runs together after awhile.

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