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  • goathunter
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post
    I have an issue with any publisher changing the print runs of previous offerings.
    I don't mean to single you out, but...why? When I buy a book, it's because I want that book. I don't buy it because it's one of only X copies. I couldn't care less if it's one of X or one of X^Y. The book is either worth the price to me, or it is not. The limitation doesn't matter in the least to me.

    Again, I'm not judging, just genuinely curious: do you care about the limitation because you're just buying the book because of its scarcity? Or is that you think the price should go down if the limitation is later changed, and that rarely happens (though there are all kinds of reasons why that might be)? Something else I'm overlooking?

    (I also couldn't care less if a book is numbered 1, 700, or is a PC. It's the same book.)

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  • bookworm 1
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    Originally posted by Sock Monkey View Post

    I find his sentence structure odd. It took me a bit to get into it, but once I caught the rhythm, things smoothed out for me. You did make it a hundred pages, so I don't needing more time to get used to it would have solved the problem.
    This was my third and final attempt to read an SGJ book. Every author is not for everyone. And this is one that obviously isn’t for me.

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  • Sock Monkey
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    Originally posted by bookworm 1 View Post
    I love that Paul. And right out and said why he was doing this. I don’t have a stake in this series. I tried to read My Heart is A Chainsaw and didn’t even make it 100 pages in. Something about SGJ’s writing doesn’t resonate with me.
    I find his sentence structure odd. It took me a bit to get into it, but once I caught the rhythm, things smoothed out for me. You did make it a hundred pages, so I don't needing more time to get used to it would have solved the problem.

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  • bookworm 1
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    I love that Paul. And right out and said why he was doing this. I don’t have a stake in this series. I tried to read My Heart is A Chainsaw and didn’t even make it 100 pages in. Something about SGJ’s writing doesn’t resonate with me.

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  • sholloman81
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    Originally posted by Martin View Post

    I have an issue with any publisher changing the print runs of previous offerings. With that said, the small press industry is in a genuine supply crunch. I am finding myself a bit more forgiving about these things at the moment. I will add that I have no dog in this particular fight as I have zero interest in these books. I will also add that communication goes a long way and Paul's note today explained the situation well. If the first 400 of Chainsaw state they are limited to 400 and the last 100 state a limitation of 500, that would change my views.
    These are pretty much my feelings verbatim. Normally, I would be very against this sort of thing; however, with where the supply crunch is and due to Paul's open communication, this one actually doesn't bother me that much (and I do have the previous book and the current one on pre-order). I also appreciated Paul stating that he wouldn't have done this if it was a stand-alone book instead of part of a trilogy which makes sense to me as well.

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  • Martin
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    Originally posted by Sock Monkey View Post
    Anybody have any thoughts in regards to the SST email today?

    For those who didn't receive it, Paul announced that he'll be publishing Stephen Graham Jones's DON'T FEAR THE REAPER, the second book in his Indian Lake trilogy. This book will be limited to 500 copies. He has also decided to increase the previously announced (and sold out) print run of MY HEART IS A CHAINSAW from 400 to 500 copies to (a) match the print run of REAPER and (b) help battle the rise in paper costs by raising his print run therefore reducing his price per unit, in lieu of a raise in the price points of his books.

    First, I applaud Paul's transparency as to why he is doing what he is doing. A simple email detailing this information supplants speculation with clarification and, at the very least, allows the customer to understand his thought process regardless if they agree or not.

    Second, I don't have much issue with the change, but it is the second such change that the press has recently taken. Any more post-sell-out print run increases might give me pause. It's a dangerous precedent to set. One that I wouldn't like the industry to head towards.

    Any other thoughts?
    I have an issue with any publisher changing the print runs of previous offerings. With that said, the small press industry is in a genuine supply crunch. I am finding myself a bit more forgiving about these things at the moment. I will add that I have no dog in this particular fight as I have zero interest in these books. I will also add that communication goes a long way and Paul's note today explained the situation well. If the first 400 of Chainsaw state they are limited to 400 and the last 100 state a limitation of 500, that would change my views.
    Last edited by Martin; 03-19-2022, 11:35 PM.

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  • Sock Monkey
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    Anybody have any thoughts in regards to the SST email today?

    For those who didn't receive it, Paul announced that he'll be publishing Stephen Graham Jones's DON'T FEAR THE REAPER, the second book in his Indian Lake trilogy. This book will be limited to 500 copies. He has also decided to increase the previously announced (and sold out) print run of MY HEART IS A CHAINSAW from 400 to 500 copies to (a) match the print run of REAPER and (b) help battle the rise in paper costs by raising his print run therefore reducing his price per unit, in lieu of a raise in the price points of his books.

    First, I applaud Paul's transparency as to why he is doing what he is doing. A simple email detailing this information supplants speculation with clarification and, at the very least, allows the customer to understand his thought process regardless if they agree or not.

    Second, I don't have much issue with the change, but it is the second such change that the press has recently taken. Any more post-sell-out print run increases might give me pause. It's a dangerous precedent to set. One that I wouldn't like the industry to head towards.

    Any other thoughts?

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  • sholloman81
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    Originally posted by c marvel View Post

    My email says my Paul Tremblay Special Bundle has shipped. I wonder if I am getting just The Little Sleep or perhaps the second title too. ~Cap
    I have the bundle as well and believe it is just the first book. I believe the 2nd book is supposed to be published before the end of the year (assuming it hasn't been moved due to publishing delays). Would be cool if I was wrong as I wouldn't mind receiving both at once!

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  • c marvel
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    Originally posted by sholloman81 View Post
    Just received my shipping notice for The Little Sleep. Am excited even though it will probably take 3-4 weeks to be received since coming from overseas. Haven't read any of Tremblay's detective stories, but, in my previous reading experience, any Tremblay is good Tremblay!
    My email says my Paul Tremblay Special Bundle has shipped. I wonder if I am getting just The Little Sleep or perhaps the second title too. ~Cap

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  • sholloman81
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    Just received my shipping notice for The Little Sleep. Am excited even though it will probably take 3-4 weeks to be received since coming from overseas. Haven't read any of Tremblay's detective stories, but, in my previous reading experience, any Tremblay is good Tremblay!

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  • Ben Staad
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    I forgot I have a few of those. For this one I went through Camelot just so I didn't have to pay right now.

    Originally posted by TacomaDiver View Post
    Plus with the 15% off coupons from Paul, these books are a bargain! I don't feel too guilty about spending $65ish after shipping on his books.

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  • TacomaDiver
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    Plus with the 15% off coupons from Paul, these books are a bargain! I don't feel too guilty about spending $65ish after shipping on his books.

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  • RonClinton
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    Originally posted by TacomaDiver View Post
    I jumped on this title even though I've never been a fan of this particular genre/subject matter. Maybe this one will make me change my mind.
    I grabbed a copy of the latest SST offering as well, though like you I had some reservations initially…but decided to go for it. It’s a book that I’ve been mildly curious about since it’s original trade publication, so figured this new limited was a sign that I finally need to read the thing.

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  • TacomaDiver
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    I jumped on this title even though I've never been a fan of this particular genre/subject matter. Maybe this one will make me change my mind.

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  • RonClinton
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    Originally posted by Splync View Post

    Yes, Boddington and Royall.

    I'll make a thread for it.
    Thanks, I’ll give it a look. I know it’s a book that many seem to love, but I haven’t read it yet.

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