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  • dannyboy121070
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    Also, the limitation on the Kiernan book is 600.....

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  • dannyboy121070
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    I finished the Kiernan Little Yellow book today, and was very impressed by it. Very close to a perfect 10.
    On the production side, the pages are slightly off-center, there were a lot of dropped letters (A missing "h" making what should have been "his" into "is", etc.), and the last few pages of the book, including the end-papers, were glued together. I managed to get the pages apart and peel off the glue, but.....man. That was a new one.

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  • slayn666
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    Camelot has a full list:

    https://camelotbooks.com/index.php/b...e-little-books

    Well, mostly full; seems the last handful are missing, but those are easier to track down since they get posted in here quote often.

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  • joejets
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    Is there a master list of all the little books with authors and titles? Because you can't grab a book by the author, you have to either remove it from the slipcase, or remember who wrote each book.
    I didn't see a list like that on the BP website.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by goathunter View Post

    I haven't gone through it with a fine-toothed comb, but I'm only aware of four minor layout issues in the McCammon book. As one of the people who helped with the book, I'm embarrassed that I missed any. But I don't think the book is rife with errors. Others may have been, but this one is not.

    I personally think the cloth cover looks a lot nice than the vinyl covers of previous books, which just looked like cheap vinyl to me.
    I have not read the Campbell or McCammon books so I am not able to speak to those. I will say that this is the first time I have collected a full series and the level of errors within the books has been disheartening. I actually prefer the fabric over the vinyl on the covers but am not happy to have the switch be made mid series. The limitation issues are actually the most disturbing to me. I have a series with different limitation numbers which I do not like. I have a book that states it has a limitation of 350 and have seen photos of other copies of the book with a stated limitation of 500. Things happen I get it but that should not have been done. I like these books and am committed to finishing this series. I will think long and hard about if I want to do that again.

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  • Sock Monkey
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    I’m bummed to hear there continue to be issues with the series. I know that sometimes stuff happens, but this seems to be a recurrent issue.

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  • dannyboy121070
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    I had to make myself stop counting at eight, and remind myself that I'm not getting paid to proof this book, so stop stressing and just try to enjoy it.

    I prefer these cloth covers, but I can see how a switch in materials in an ongoing book series would set off collector's OD in some people. The changes in limitations bothered me more that the cover material. I do still enjoy the LITTLE BOOK series, I just wish Borderlands took a more care in the presentation of their products.

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  • goathunter
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post

    Great. If the limitation issues and the switch to the bland cloth covers weren’t enough, this chronic typo/layout issue may cause this third set to be my last (and I’ve collected all three sets, from the very beginning). We’ll see, but it sure is getting tiresome.
    I haven't gone through it with a fine-toothed comb, but I'm only aware of four minor layout issues in the McCammon book. As one of the people who helped with the book, I'm embarrassed that I missed any. But I don't think the book is rife with errors. Others may have been, but this one is not.

    I personally think the cloth cover looks a lot nice than the vinyl covers of previous books, which just looked like cheap vinyl to me.

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  • RonClinton
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    Originally posted by dannyboy121070 View Post
    The usual Borderlands typos and editing and layout errors were in full effect.
    Great. If the limitation issues and the switch to the bland cloth covers weren’t enough, this chronic typo/layout issue may cause this third set to be my last (and I’ve collected all three sets, from the very beginning). We’ll see, but it sure is getting tiresome.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by dannyboy121070 View Post
    I read the McCammon today, and was slightly underwhelmed, probably because I set the bar so high for him. The first story was a good ghost story, the 2nd was weird, but well-written, and I skipped the third, since I read the story digitally a few months ago on McCammon's website. The usual Borderlands typos and editing and layout errors were in full effect.
    Typos and layout errors are the Borderlands signature.

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  • dannyboy121070
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    I read the McCammon today, and was slightly underwhelmed, probably because I set the bar so high for him. The first story was a good ghost story, the 2nd was weird, but well-written, and I skipped the third, since I read the story digitally a few months ago on McCammon's website. The usual Borderlands typos and editing and layout errors were in full effect.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by dannyboy121070 View Post
    That Campbell was a chore to read. I kept going out of spite. (Spiting myself for spending thirty bucks on a childhood trunk novel fragment, I guess...but spite nonetheless!)
    I knew I had seen some negative views but could not remember from where. I will get to that and the McCammon little books soon

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  • dannyboy121070
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    That Campbell was a chore to read. I kept going out of spite. (Spiting myself for spending thirty bucks on a childhood trunk novel fragment, I guess...but spite nonetheless!)

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  • Martin
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    I remember this conversation now and realize I do have the Campbell book. Have not read it yet though. Mine has the 350 page limitation variant.

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  • jeffingoff
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post
    I just received my copies of the two newest LITTLE BOOKS, and perhaps we already addressed this earlier, but the limitation of the Campbell is back to the 350-limitation and the McCammon has a 750-limitation...I remembered the McCammon was going to be larger, but I was surprised to see the Campbell still at 350 as I thought I recalled that they'd jacked up the limitation to 500...kinda figured, I guess, that they would have done away with the 350 base + 150 extra and just gone 500 for the Campbell (and forthcoming volumes)...then perhaps go 500 base + 250 extra for the McCammon. Now there are all sorts of different official and unofficial limitations...would've been nice to see it standardized somehow.
    Yeah as MG stated, Campbell must have signed 350 sheets at the very outset of series 3. Then Tom bumped the run back up to 500 so two limitation pages were created for that volume. The original 350 and the somewhat rarer 500.

    Now that I think about it, I wonder if Tom initially set the run at 350 when he was hoping to get a King book. Maybe King agreed to only sign that amount or Tom was hoping the lower run would help him get a commitment and then when the deal with King didn't solidy, Tom just boosted the run.

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