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    #16
    Thanks, Brian! That clears up quite a bit. I do have one question, though: Thed was a lettered edition of The Revelation? I thought the reissued Bentley Little books weren't getting lettered editions?

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      #17
      Originally posted by Sock Monkey View Post
      Thanks, Brian! That clears up quite a bit. I do have one question, though: Thed was a lettered edition of The Revelation? I thought the reissued Bentley Little books weren't getting lettered editions?
      They're actually not for sale yet. We're having The Influence Lettered Edition bound in this same style and after those ship, we'll offer The Revelation Lettered Edition for sale.

      After this big batch ships, there are a few other stragglers from last year that will arrive this summer, but from that point on, these new Lettered Editions will ship at the same time as the Limited Editions.

      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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        #18
        Thanks Brian, somehow I missed that update. In researching this I also noticed that the lettered information of rthis book states 26 copies on the webpage. You may want to correct that as well.

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          #19
          Originally posted by Martin View Post
          Thanks Brian, somehow I missed that update. In researching this I also noticed that the lettered information of rthis book states 26 copies on the webpage. You may want to correct that as well.
          Thanks! That's the easy part. The hard part will be finding which product page I accidentally pasted the Garton lettered info into by mistake!

          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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            #20
            Originally posted by Brian James Freeman View Post
            They're actually not for sale yet. We're having The Influence Lettered Edition bound in this same style and after those ship, we'll offer The Revelation Lettered Edition for sale.

            After this big batch ships, there are a few other stragglers from last year that will arrive this summer, but from that point on, these new Lettered Editions will ship at the same time as the Limited Editions.

            Brian
            Very cool! A full set of lettered Little books would look amazing! Great to hear about the lettered editions schedule in general. Seems like a great solution.

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              #21
              Originally posted by Brian James Freeman View Post
              Here's a link to the Lettered Edition update for those who missed it:

              http://www.cemeterydance.com/extras/...ered-editions/

              Brian
              I missed this update. Man these are pure class! I hope I can add a few of these to my shelf.
              Last edited by Theli; 05-04-2015, 06:08 AM.

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                #22
                Originally posted by Theli View Post
                I missed this update. Man these are pure class! I hope I can a few of these to my shelf.
                Thanks! We're working really hard to make them different and special. One of our authors once said to us, "What's the deal with the Lettered Editions? They're just a book in a box." We're trying to make them a lot more than that... and deliver them in a much more timely fashion!

                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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                  #23
                  I didn't see any of the info about changing book designs and dropping the cases until I got a couple in the mail.
                  Imagine my surprise.
                  Will CD please make some appropriately sized slip cases at least, so these gems will have a bit of protection.
                  If they are going to be done in batches of similarly sized books, some leather slipcases as an option would be wonderful.
                  You can put the slipcases in the slip case portion of the ordering page if you dont want to add to the cost of each book...strictly optional.

                  Mark

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                    #24
                    Dont get me wrong...I like the newly redesigned book. Would like an extra bit of protection for that 175 dollar book.

                    I will miss the traycases though, I've been adding pretty heavily to the lettered collection over the last couple years since Delirium turned into a peckerhead.

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                      #25
                      I'm happy to discuss ideas for the Lettered Editions.

                      Just so we can get a feel of what you're interested in, would you be willing to pay $55 to $90 for each book's case? That's about what they would cost if we made optional cases because each book is individually sized. We don't have a "stock" book size or template we use, so any add-on cases would need to be custom-made. (Every now and then different books end up at the same size by pure luck, but we couldn't just make a stock case.) The cases would need to be made project by project and an awful lot of our cost per project is set-up fees and plate production, which is spread across the run, so a small run costs a lot per unit but a larger run spreads the burden of those fees quite a bit. These cases would end up being pretty expensive. But if there are 20+ people who want them for each book, and are willing to pay $55 to $90 for the case, we can certainly look into it.

                      One other thing: the wait for the cases would be quite a long time because the same guy who makes our low run slipcases makes our Lettered Edition traycases. Our bigger vendor for cases, the one who makes our Stephen King cases, couldn't handle this kind of small run work. It would be insanely expensive for them to do these jobs. So we'd have to add these to the work list for our guy who makes our low run cases and they would be in line with the traycases he still needs to make for us.

                      By the way, we are keeping traycases for the more expensive editions and the books in an exciting series that had traycases already, so for the collectors who really love the "book in a box" concept, there will be those books available.

                      Thanks for the feedback!

                      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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                        #26
                        There's always the option for a custom Dolso case for your favourite books.

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                          #27
                          Originally posted by Theli View Post
                          There's always the option for a custom Dolso case for your favourite books.
                          I love them!
                          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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                            #28
                            Thanks for the info in regards to the slipcases for the lettered editions. I'm torn about their inclusion or not. On one hand, I'd love something to protect the books as they are beautiful, but adding close to another hundred dollars (on the high end) to already high-priced books makes me hesitate.

                            I will say that I LOVE the new style and might actually prefer them over their traycased brethren. They look so good that it makes me want to buy everything in a lettered state.

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                              #29
                              Originally posted by Sock Monkey View Post
                              Thanks for the info in regards to the slipcases for the lettered editions. I'm torn about their inclusion or not. On one hand, I'd love something to protect the books as they are beautiful, but adding close to another hundred dollars (on the high end) to already high-priced books makes me hesitate.

                              I will say that I LOVE the new style and might actually prefer them over their traycased brethren. They look so good that it makes me want to buy everything in a lettered state.
                              Yeah, we've spent the last couple of years looking at this from every direction. We talked about somehow making slipcases work, too. The problem with adding slipcases is that, to make them as NICE as you'd want them to be for these books, it'll be expensive due to the low runs. We could get cheap cardboard cases made for about $25 a pop, but they wouldn't be as nice as the books and they wouldn't be a good representation of what we tried to do with these editions. So it's a tough one...

                              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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