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  • jamhorbert
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    Originally posted by srboone View Post
    But isn't the world going to end in 2012?

    Or maybe just the Mayan view of the world...
    A question for the CD folk about signature sheets. I assume (and correct me if i am wrong) that part of any contract with an author and any artists that are associated with a project is the timely submission or return of all the pieces and parts related to that project. That would include signature sheets. If this is indeed part of a contract, then why are there cases like Strange Weather where your production page states that one of the artists has had the sig sheets in their possessions for over a YEAR! I understand that life and work sometimes gets in the way, but what about responsibility and the honoring of written agreements? And if this is not the case, that this is not part of any standard contract, why isn’t it? Perhaps it is easier to just not rock the boat, but people like that are making you guys look bad.

    Thanks!

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  • jeffingoff
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    I think the problem with authors or contributors not contributing is probably due to the passion for the project getting ahead of the business of books. For example, selling a book that's not even written yet. I'd imagine those types of delays wouldn't happen at a bigger, more structured place. But this is a small, indie, home-brew place and what has built the company is passion for horror and a "let's go!" attitude that puts ideas too far ahead of reality at times. It is super shitty for anyone agreeing to a project to then not deliver on their promise. The downside at the intersection of art and commerce.

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  • swintek
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post

    Dark Harvest was my entry point, but CD was the almost-immediate followup, so I have a LOT of warm feelings and goodwill built up around their legacy. Perhaps that’s what makes some of the recent issues so frustrating, the negative impact it’s understandably been having in the eyes of some on that legacy. But of course I get it. For me, though, I just hope for the best for the company and that they continue to work on turning things around. But even if things ultimately don’t turn out that way, they have a (thus far) 35-year history that deserves a heckuva lot of respect…not too many small presses out there that can lay claim to that kind of enduring industry impact.
    +1 Well said, Ron. I whole-heartedly concur.

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  • TacomaDiver
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    Originally posted by sholloman81 View Post
    Don't know if there are any other Kristopher Triana fans here on the forum, but I am a huge fan and wanted to mention that Triana just posted the pre-order link on his website for the limited edition of his upcoming book, The Prettiest Gilr in the Grave. It does state that it will be limited to only 150 copies & will be the only hardback version; so, you may want to order asap as I expect it to sell out quickly. It also comes with a bunch of bonus trinkets and should ship late May. I placed my order!
    Here's the link if you had trouble like I did figuring out where the news was (it's in the shop, and not the news part of the site)

    https://www.trianahorror.com/product...igned-hardback

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  • sholloman81
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    Don't know if there are any other Kristopher Triana fans here on the forum, but I am a huge fan and wanted to mention that Triana just posted the pre-order link on his website for the limited edition of his upcoming book, The Prettiest Gilr in the Grave. It does state that it will be limited to only 150 copies & will be the only hardback version; so, you may want to order asap as I expect it to sell out quickly. It also comes with a bunch of bonus trinkets and should ship late May. I placed my order!

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  • Sock Monkey
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    Originally posted by TacomaDiver View Post
    Testing a theory - the little As with hats - are they only showing when I type a doublespace at the end of a sentence? Which by the way, is the way I learned how to type. That's a really hard habit to break.

    ETA: I may be onto something. One space after a period, no weird characters. But if I doublespace, there's the little A.
    Huh. I double-space after my periods as well, but don't have the weird "A" character show up on my posts when I do it on my desktop computer.

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  • TacomaDiver
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    Testing a theory - the little As with hats - are they only showing when I type a doublespace at the end of a sentence? Which by the way, is the way I learned how to type. That's a really hard habit to break.

    ETA: I may be onto something. One space after a period, no weird characters.  But if I doublespace, there's the little A.

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  • TacomaDiver
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    Yeah, the pandemic definitely not help their situation at all.  But as others are well aware, other publishers managed to push through it.  I know that there are limited printers available, and CD has had some horrible luck with theirs, so I assume others have had better luck.

    But mhatchett  reminded me - how many books has CD announced where the authors and contributors simply aren't doing the work. 

    Also, I have zero idea what books I have due to me from the various book clubs and/or collector's clubs.  Those are sunk costs at this point.

    Anyways, back to random thoughts . . .

    I'm heading to California for a memorial for my mom at the end of the month.  We're going to drive again because it's easier and cheaper than flying.  My "new" car will now have driven through 19 different states ones this trip is completed.  We'll seeing some beautiful scenery when we visit my home town in the Sierra Nevadas. 

    To get ready for those mountain landscapes, I did some research on landscape photography and bought myself a very nice used wide-angle camera lens.  That research also sent me down the rabbit hole of astrophotography which I want to do so badly.  But now it makes me want a new camera, but I need to use the one I have first before I go and start buying new ones. 

    Fingers crossed I can get some nice shots.

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  • mhatchett
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    Originally posted by Sock Monkey View Post

    I'm get it. CD was my entry into the small press collectible world, as well. I feel conflicted as I understand everyone's frustrations, but I also hate to post a lot of negativity. I'm with you in that I hope that CD does come out the other end as well.
    Dan Franklin and I had a similar discussion at Scares that Cares. He and Kevin Lucia were manning a CD table. Nice visit. We discussed the issues that seem to be plaguing CD at the moment. I'm keeping an optimistic, this to shall pass attitude. Some of the problems are common among many business trying to recover post covid, supp[y chain, staff shortages/changes, inflation. Some are particular to CD, my observation, being to trusting, maybe kind, when dealing with authors that can't meet commitments, contributors who won't sign/forward signature sheets. In the end, because I have a long, positive history with them, I believe the ship will get righted. We all know the staff is pretty awesome, Richard, Mindy, Dan are all great people, so I know they will come through.

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  • saginawhorror
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    I added my pre-orders up.

    11 CD (all different Book Club books)
    1 Thunderstorm
    2 Bad Hand Books
    1 Lividian through CD

    1 Weird House on the way

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  • RonClinton
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    Originally posted by Sock Monkey View Post

    I'm get it. CD was my entry into the small press collectible world, as well. I feel conflicted as I understand everyone's frustrations, but I also hate to post a lot of negativity. I'm with you in that I hope that CD does come out the other end as well.
    Dark Harvest was my entry point, but CD was the almost-immediate followup, so I have a LOT of warm feelings and goodwill built up around their legacy. Perhaps that’s what makes some of the recent issues so frustrating, the negative impact it’s understandably been having in the eyes of some on that legacy. But of course I get it. For me, though, I just hope for the best for the company and that they continue to work on turning things around. But even if things ultimately don’t turn out that way, they have a (thus far) 35-year history that deserves a heckuva lot of respect…not too many small presses out there that can lay claim to that kind of enduring industry impact.

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  • Sock Monkey
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    Originally posted by TacomaDiver View Post


    It's just really frustrating. I know the "cool" thing to do (especially on TDT) is to talk so much crap about CD constantly, but they were the publisher that got me into this collectible world, and I just hope it all comes out at the end.

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    I'm get it. CD was my entry into the small press collectible world, as well. I feel conflicted as I understand everyone's frustrations, but I also hate to post a lot of negativity. I'm with you in that I hope that CD does come out the other end as well.

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  • Sock Monkey
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    Originally posted by TacomaDiver View Post

    I don't post from my phone, only my PC, and I'm still getting, as RonClinton so eloquently described, As with little hats on them.
    Well, that blows that theory then. Maybe the forum's haunted...

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  • TacomaDiver
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    Originally posted by RonClinton View Post

    Not just you…I keep seeing capital A letters with a mark above it like a hat. No idea why.

    And, yes, 19 preorders is a lot, comparatively or not. Ever consider trimming that down w/ CD by canceling and requesting refunds? Or are you determined to stay in for the long haul?
    I think it was shortly after I moved to Colorado (four years ago) that I canceled a bunch of titles with CD.

    I do keep going back and forth on canceling what I have left - there are a lot, but I think (for the most part) they are books I want. 

    It's just really frustrating.  I know the "cool" thing to do (especially on TDT) is to talk so much crap about CD constantly, but they were the publisher that got me into this collectible world, and I just hope it all comes out at the end.

    Looking at my order history, I ordered an inexpensive paperback in March and that was my first order from them in 14 months which is very surprising to me.

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  • TacomaDiver
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    Originally posted by Sock Monkey View Post

    I'm not sure what causes it, but it only happens to me when I'm posting from my iPhone. When I post via my PC, like now, I don't have that issue.
    I don't post from my phone, only my PC, and I'm still getting, as RonClinton  so eloquently described, As with little hats on them. 

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