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  • RonClinton
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    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.

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  • Sock Monkey
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    Agreed. My money is on a King book, but one signed by the editor and not the author.

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  • Brian861
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    Originally posted by Sock Monkey View Post
    I think with the announcement of the Sarah Pinborough book we can pretty much write off Stephen King in Series III. I'm beginning to wonder how many of Little Books Borderlands has in the pipeline as there was even a hint of a Pinborough title until this announcement. It might be that Borderlands has a bunch of these titles lined up and is putting them out depending on when each title is completed. To keep Jeff's dream alive, it may be possible that there is a King book in the works, but it might keep getting delayed due to various reasons.
    I honestly don't think King is up to signing 500 to 750 copies. He only signed 250 copies of If It Bleeds.

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  • Sock Monkey
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    I think with the announcement of the Sarah Pinborough book we can pretty much write off Stephen King in Series III. I'm beginning to wonder how many of Little Books Borderlands has in the pipeline as there was even a hint of a Pinborough title until this announcement. It might be that Borderlands has a bunch of these titles lined up and is putting them out depending on when each title is completed. To keep Jeff's dream alive, it may be possible that there is a King book in the works, but it might keep getting delayed due to various reasons.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by jeffingoff View Post
    Heads up--the pre-order for the 2nd Series 3 slipcase is live on the BP site.

    https://www.borderlandspress.com/sho...-little-books/

    Also, I've updated the list:

    Published:
    William F Nolan
    Mort Castle
    Tim Waggoner
    Josh Malerman
    Thomas Ligotti
    Gahan Wilson
    Caitlin Kiernan
    Charles Grant
    Ramsey Campbell
    Robert McCammon

    Soon to arrive:


    Promised:
    Richard Chizmar
    Heather Graham
    Owen King

    Named but not confirmed:
    Bentley Little
    Stephen King
    Blake Crouch
    Thanks for the heads-up, got my pre-order in.

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  • jeffingoff
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    Heads up--the pre-order for the 2nd Series 3 slipcase is live on the BP site.

    https://www.borderlandspress.com/sho...-little-books/

    Also, I've updated the list:

    Published:
    William F Nolan
    Mort Castle
    Tim Waggoner
    Josh Malerman
    Thomas Ligotti
    Gahan Wilson
    Caitlin Kiernan
    Charles Grant
    Ramsey Campbell
    Robert McCammon

    Soon to arrive:


    Promised:
    Richard Chizmar
    Heather Graham
    Owen King

    Named but not confirmed:
    Bentley Little
    Stephen King
    Blake Crouch

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  • Marmaduke Grigsby
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    Originally posted by slayn666 View Post
    The story headers are messed up. It still shows the name of the first story a couple of pages into the second.
    Yes, I had noticed that one. Also, in the last drink recipe, Moon Shot, the "2 oz. ginger ale" should be a separate, fourth bullet point ingredient. Still, this volume appears to be way cleaner than many of the previous little books.

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  • dannyboy121070
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    Originally posted by slayn666 View Post
    The story headers are messed up. It still shows the name of the first story a couple of pages into the second.
    I am available for proofreading, Borderlands. Just saying.

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  • slayn666
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    Originally posted by Marmaduke Grigsby View Post
    I am 1/3 of the way through Robert McCammon's Little Amber Book of Wicked Shots and I am happy to report that it is free of proofreading mistakes and spelling errors thus far. The first story was very good as well. Shocking and horrific, it really held my interest.
    The story headers are messed up. It still shows the name of the first story a couple of pages into the second.

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  • dannyboy121070
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    I'm gonna crack that McCammon open as soon as my copy arrives. I cannot wait.

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  • Marmaduke Grigsby
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    Originally posted by dannyboy121070 View Post
    I'm currently on a LITTLE BOOK reading binge. I just recently finished the Ramsey Campbell, Charles Grant, and Joe Hill books, and I'm halfway through the Jack Ketchum and Jonathan Maberry volumes. Maberry is a mystery to me....these stories are so bland and predictable that I just can't see how anyone can get any enjoyment out of them. Maberry, Campbell, and Grant are just not for me. Two of the four Grant stories were so "Quiet" that I had to read them twice just to try to comprehend what the point of the story was. (The second reading didn't help.) One other issue has greatly hampered my enjoyment of these books: They all suffer from HORRENDOUS proofreading. Misspellings abound, there are dropped words and sentences, sentence fragments, repeated sentences, repeated words...just a hot mess. This has always been an issue with Borderlands, and I'm sad to see that, decades after I was first irked by it, it continues to be an issue.
    I am 1/3 of the way through Robert McCammon's Little Amber Book of Wicked Shots and I am happy to report that it is free of proofreading mistakes and spelling errors thus far. The first story was very good as well. Shocking and horrific, it really held my interest.

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  • RonClinton
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    Yeah, the degree of errors in these LITTLE BOOKS makes one wonder if they’re proofread at all. And yet I still buy them...though I’ll probably reevaluate after this set is done. I like the concept, but three sets might be my limit.

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  • dannyboy121070
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    I've got the whole set, Jeff, but I've only read one, I believe, until the past few weeks. (I read the Elizabeth Massie volume close to ten years ago, and that was it...) There are a LOT of books that I would have passed on in this series if it weren't for my collector's OCD, which I'm trying hard to overcome, but my mania to keep my number keeps me buying.

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  • jeffingoff
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    Originally posted by dannyboy121070 View Post
    I'm currently on a LITTLE BOOK reading binge. I just recently finished the Ramsey Campbell, Charles Grant, and Joe Hill books, and I'm halfway through the Jack Ketchum and Jonathan Maberry volumes. Maberry is a mystery to me....these stories are so bland and predictable that I just can't see how anyone can get any enjoyment out of them. Maberry, Campbell, and Grant are just not for me. Two of the four Grant stories were so "Quiet" that I had to read them twice just to try to comprehend what the point of the story was. (The second reading didn't help.) One other issue has greatly hampered my enjoyment of these books: They all suffer from HORRENDOUS proofreading. Misspellings abound, there are dropped words and sentences, sentence fragments, repeated sentences, repeated words...just a hot mess. This has always been an issue with Borderlands, and I'm sad to see that, decades after I was first irked by it, it continues to be an issue.
    Try reading Edward Lee's Little Book About a Dollhouse. It's not quiet or subtle. I thought it was a great nasty little read.Probably had proofreading errors though.

    I haven't read many of my Little Books. I should fix that.

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  • slayn666
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    I suspect Maberry's popularity has a lot to do with a combination of him being very easy to work with, being willing to say "yes" to almost anything, and being able to crank out words on a fast and consistent basis. As such, publishers love him and push his stuff hard, and he's made a lot of friends in the industry.

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