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  • Brian861
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    Originally posted by Sock Monkey View Post
    Well, all my eBay auctions have finished and everything's been shipped so now I am officially sans Little Books. On the positive note for Little Book collectors, the market is still viable for these editions as a good chunk of the titles went for issue price or slightly more. There was more than a few that went for less, but I expected that to be the case on an auction-style format. The heavy hitter was the Joe Hill book that went for $142.50, though the Malerman ($74.14) and the Ligotti ($58) did okay for themselves as well. Overall, before fees I was in the black for the series. After fees, slightly in the red.

    Though I'm glad I'm not on the Little Books train anymore, I'm kinda bummed for the upcoming Peter Straub set. I was really looking forward to this, even trying to see if I could scrape together the dough for the lettered editions, but with these issues I'm too wary to pull the trigger.
    Glad to hear you did ok, Keith. What was your starting point for the auctions?

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  • Sock Monkey
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    Well, all my eBay auctions have finished and everything's been shipped so now I am officially sans Little Books. On the positive note for Little Book collectors, the market is still viable for these editions as a good chunk of the titles went for issue price or slightly more. There was more than a few that went for less, but I expected that to be the case on an auction-style format. The heavy hitter was the Joe Hill book that went for $142.50, though the Malerman ($74.14) and the Ligotti ($58) did okay for themselves as well. Overall, before fees I was in the black for the series. After fees, slightly in the red.

    Though I'm glad I'm not on the Little Books train anymore, I'm kinda bummed for the upcoming Peter Straub set. I was really looking forward to this, even trying to see if I could scrape together the dough for the lettered editions, but with these issues I'm too wary to pull the trigger.

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  • Brian861
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    Originally posted by Dan Hocker View Post

    In theory it should be. Media Mail's minimum weight is 1lb. While First Class can be weight to the ounce. US Domestic First Class packages have to weigh 12 ounces or less. Usually that ends up being pretty cheap.
    Mine was only 3 bucks and some change. Despite all the other issues, it's a nice bone to throw the customer. Since their packaging doesn't differ from priority to media.

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  • Brian861
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    Originally posted by Marmaduke Grigsby View Post

    I noticed that too, and it's cheaper than their Media Mail option for some reason. (At least t was for me.)
    Me as well and I went with it.

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  • Dan Hocker
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    Originally posted by Marmaduke Grigsby View Post

    I noticed that too, and it's cheaper than their Media Mail option for some reason. (At least t was for me.)
    In theory it should be. Media Mail's minimum weight is 1lb. While First Class can be weight to the ounce. US Domestic First Class packages have to weigh 12 ounces or less. Usually that ends up being pretty cheap.

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  • slayn666
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    Originally posted by Marmaduke Grigsby View Post

    I noticed that too, and it's cheaper than their Media Mail option for some reason. (At least t was for me.)
    Same here.

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  • Marmaduke Grigsby
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    Originally posted by Brian861 View Post
    I also noticed they have a 1st class shipping option now.
    I noticed that too, and it's cheaper than their Media Mail option for some reason. (At least t was for me.)

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  • Brian861
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    I also noticed they have a 1st class shipping option now.

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  • Brian861
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    Originally posted by Splync View Post
    As much as I don't want to see unnecessary typos, this is probably the best chance to seeing Blake's name misprinted as "Blake Crotch" somewhere in a publication...
    A truly LOL moment if there ever was one.

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  • Sock Monkey
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    Originally posted by mhatchett View Post
    Actually, I would Love to see CD do this given their great relationship with Gorman, plus they have already done some. Autumn Dead & Cry of Shadows had an interesting intro by Gorman.
    I could get behind CD as well. I was just thinking about Centipede because they tend to do a lot of career retrospective books. CD tends to focus on new fiction and with some older titles thrown into the mix. I'd buy it from almost anybody.

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  • mhatchett
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    Actually, I would Love to see CD do this given their great relationship with Gorman, plus they have already done some. Autumn Dead & Cry of Shadows had an interesting intro by Gorman.

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  • Sock Monkey
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post

    I recall Crowther saying he was regretfully canceling the series early because it did not sell as well as he’d hoped. Really unfortunate, as a Collected Short Stories of Ed Gorman project is really something that should exist...few did dark short fiction better.
    This is something that I’d like to see Centipede take on. A “Complete Short Fiction Of” series akin to the Lafferty books they are doing.

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  • jeffingoff
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    Originally posted by Splync View Post
    As much as I don't want to see unnecessary typos, this is probably the best chance to seeing Blake's name misprinted as "Blake Crotch" somewhere in a publication...
    Let's open up the betting. Here are some possibilities:

    Blake Crotch
    Blake Conch
    Blake Cooch
    Bake Crouch
    Bake Crunch
    Bake Crush
    Baked Crust
    Blake Cringe
    Bake Couch
    Bike Creek
    Bike Trail
    Big Couch

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  • Splync
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    As much as I don't want to see unnecessary typos, this is probably the best chance to seeing Blake's name misprinted as "Blake Crotch" somewhere in a publication...

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  • jeffingoff
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    Updated list:
    LITTLE BOOKS SERIES 3

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


    Soon to arrive:
    Blake Crouch


    Promised:
    Richard Chizmar
    Heather Graham
    Owen King

    Named but not confirmed:
    Bentley Little
    Stephen King



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