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  • Brian861
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    Opened my case yesterday and it had the errors as well. No chance of a one off that was done correctly. It was also shipped media which I thought was a no-no since it didn't contain a book. Good thing it didn't get inspected I reckon.

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  • bookworm 1
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    Even if not true it seems like a cash grab with no foresight. I guess that if it took 2 years and a book was released every other month and more care went into the little things (No pun intended) people would have been okay with that. As collectors we are used to delays and taking more time to proof read really isn't a.delay.

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  • Marmaduke Grigsby
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    Originally posted by khaos View Post
    Has anyone got the Pinborough book yet? I paid for that before my slipcase and got a shipping notice. Figured they would both be together but just got the slipcase. Want to make sure to see if I need to contact them. It seems they have been quick to sell copies for people who didn't pay for preorders recently.
    Like you, I've received the latest slipcase but not the Pinborough book. I haven't seen anyone mention that they've received that volume.

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  • khaos
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    Has anyone got the Pinborough book yet? I paid for that before my slipcase and got a shipping notice. Figured they would both be together but just got the slipcase. Want to make sure to see if I need to contact them. It seems they have been quick to sell copies for people who didn't pay for preorders recently.

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  • dannyboy121070
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    The insinuation that King would be a part of the series is a huge issue for me. I basically joined the CD Collector's Club just so I would keep my place in line to get the King Little Book, which would probably be a crapshoot to get otherwise. If he was lined up, and shit happened, well...shit happens. If it was just a pie-in-the-sky name drop to goose sales and interest....that really sucks.

    I enjoy these Little Books, for the most part, but the typos, dropped words, repeated sentences, etc, are just killing me. The Ligotti book is just a mess. I have my own theory about these errors, but I don't want to call the wrath of the internet down on my head. Suffice to say, I'm glad that I usually have a little Collector's Club credit in my CD account when I order one of these books, because if I paid full price for something as sloppy as this, I wouldn't be so forgiving.

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  • jeffingoff
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    This is a big bummer. I'm not livid but I'm probably not going for series 4 if it happens. I'm more put off by the King name drop than anything else. That's something you should not do lightly in the book collecting community. King's name shouldn't be mentioned until the probability of the edition surpasses 98% likely. Dropping the King name and hinting at a signature and then not producing was a huge part of NRB's undoing. It certainly wasn't the only thing, but it sparked the fire.

    I actually find the absurdity of a publisher who hosts the "most intensive writer's boot camp in the country" while also publishing works riddled with typos to be hilarious. I love that the slipcase is jacked up on TWO book titles. All the titles of these Little Books are right next to each other but they still somehow dropped one "Little" while keeping the other four?! That's too much!

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by Brian861 View Post
    Has anyone contacted BP in regards to the slipcase yet? I'm sure mine is the same as everyone else's but I haven't gotten around to opening it yet.
    I have no interest in communicating with BP.

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  • Brian861
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    Has anyone contacted BP in regards to the slipcase yet? I'm sure mine is the same as everyone else's but I haven't gotten around to opening it yet.

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  • RonClinton
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    Well-considered and well put, SM. The combination of both absolute carelessness in production and the deliberate midstream, inconsistent alteration of the series limitation makes this a disappointing development in the third (and, for me, final) set. If feels like they’ve ceased to care about the product, and ultimately so have I.

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  • Sock Monkey
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    Originally posted by bookworm 1 View Post
    I’m so glad I didn’t hop on this series. How can they feel good about letting so many errors through? Seems there was a rush to get these published for what reason? If I had been buying these right along I wouldn’t be laughing at the absurdity of the situation I would be livid.
    This is where I'm at right now. I was mildly irritated when a formatting issue littered the Gorman book with ampersands and I was bummed when I got to the end of the Barron book and found text missing, but this has gotten a little out of hand (no pun intended). Between the proofreading issues in multiple books, the different limitation pages for books and now the fact that they can't even get the right titles on the slipcases...

    I don't like to be negative. I don't like to dog pile on someone for honest mistakes. I also know that these aren't the world's most expensive limited editions. But the multiple issues that has littered both Series II and Series III is disheartening and at this point feels careless.

    Frankly, I've been thinking about bowing out since the Campbell limitation page issue. While Borderlands has the right to change the limitations of each individual title as they see fit, the limitation page should accurately reflect how many numbered (or lettered) copies of each title there were. It's a simple thing, but it the belief that these pages are accurate are what collectors rely on. The fact that a book was printed with two different limitations notated on that page doesn't sit well with me. At the very least there should have been an errata sheet included with all copies.

    At this point, even though I've been collecting since the start of Series II, I'm bowing out. I'm also canceling my preorder for the two-volume Straub set coming out this year. I hold no ill will towards anyone involved, but I'd rather shift this money towards something else.

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  • bookworm 1
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    I’m so glad I didn’t hop on this series. How can they feel good about letting so many errors through? Seems there was a rush to get these published for what reason? If I had been buying these right along I wouldn’t be laughing at the absurdity of the situation I would be livid.

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  • mhatchett
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    The B also appears to be backwards....Oh, was that on purpose, sorry!

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  • Splync
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    How do you forget the "LITTLE" in one of the titles?? It's one of the words doesn't change from title to title!

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  • RonClinton
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    Good lord. It’s almost hard to believe this kind of care-free sloppiness comes from the same outfit that gave us the early and (as memory serves) very nice Borderlands anthology limited HC volumes.

    I’m finishing up this set — my third of all three thus far done — and then I think I’m out if they continue for a fourth. It’s become so chronic now that it’s gone from disappointing to, as Martin suggests, so absurdist and comical that you just have to laugh. But, man, I’ve got many other, better ways to spend my money if I’m just looking for grins and chuckles.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by Marmaduke Grigsby View Post
    I just looked at the first case for Series III and it has a mistake too. Marine Stories instead of Marine Tales.
    There is another on that one if I remember correctly, they swap 'and' for '&' on one of the titles.

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