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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian James Freeman View Post
    No, not yet, knock on wood! We did have one book where the author had the sheets before the mass market paperback was published and we didn't get them back until several years after that edition had gone out of print, though. Luckily, our edition of that book wasn't announced yet, so our edition just ended up being a nice reprint edition that no one knew was coming. For the most part, with a few exceptions where we HAVE to announce based on someone else's schedule (usually a big time author's New York agent/publisher), we try not to announce books until the signature sheets are signed unless we've worked with the author before and know from experience how super reliable he or she is...

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    Thanks for the info Brian. I know schedules can be tight and everyone goes at their own pace, especially artistic types like writers etc. but it would drive me crazy to have those sheets sitting in my house knowing that masses of people are waiting for them. I would sign them as soon as I got them in the mail and ship them out the next day just so I wouldn't have to worry about it lol.

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    Figured I would just post now ahead of the next time someone asks... Del Toro's business manager has not emailed me back since March, so there has been no progress on the signature sheet signing. Sorry, gang. But I DO think he will do it eventually and the books will be beautiful!

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    Just out of curiosity--is there a point at which not signing the sheets becomes a contractual issue? Can an author get away with agreeing to a signed edition and then simply not sign? It makes me think of the copies of Shadow Show that Gauntlet put out without Dave Eggers's signature.

    Will you eventually send this to the printer without signatures?

    I'm in no rush for this--I know that it will be an awesome edition that is well worth the wait--like I said, just curious how all this works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jigertz View Post
    Just out of curiosity--is there a point at which not signing the sheets becomes a contractual issue? Can an author get away with agreeing to a signed edition and then simply not sign? It makes me think of the copies of Shadow Show that Gauntlet put out without Dave Eggers's signature.

    Will you eventually send this to the printer without signatures?

    I'm in no rush for this--I know that it will be an awesome edition that is well worth the wait--like I said, just curious how all this works.
    The contract is with the trade publisher, so any disputes have to go through them, and you can probably guess where they'll rank any issue I have against their lucrative relationship with the author!

    At some point, if his business manager comes back and says there's just no chance, I'll have to look at sending the book to the printer just signed by Chuck. I hope it doesn't come to that, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian James Freeman View Post
    The contract is with the trade publisher, so any disputes have to go through them, and you can probably guess where they'll rank any issue I have against their lucrative relationship with the author!

    At some point, if his business manager comes back and says there's just no chance, I'll have to look at sending the book to the printer just signed by Chuck. I hope it doesn't come to that, though.

    Brian
    That would be a grave disappointment for collectors. I assume a lot of the buyers pay that extra amount because of the sig, not just the binding. It would be a big black mark for Del Toro too. Already it's getting to that point. His fans helped get him where he is, a little respect can go a long way.

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    Is there an update to the signature sheets on this book?

    Thanks!

    Leo

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    Quote Originally Posted by programmer View Post
    Is there an update to the signature sheets on this book?

    Thanks!

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    Unfortunately no.
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    Quote Originally Posted by programmer View Post
    Is there an update to the signature sheets on this book?

    Thanks!

    Leo
    The last I heard, his business manager says he'll be back in LA in January and will sign them then. I have my fingers crossed that happens this time.

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    I feel bad for Y'all having to deal with stuff like this. Do what you say you'll do, pretty simple credo to live by....
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    Quote Originally Posted by mhatchett View Post
    I feel bad for Y'all having to deal with stuff like this. Do what you say you'll do, pretty simple credo to live by....
    Mike
    Yeah, the wait for the sheets to be signed has set an unfortunate record, breaking one that I had never thought would be broken, but at this stage in the game, all we can do is ask and wait.

    I will say, 98% of the collectors who bought this book have been AWESOME about how things have gone and I can't say enough thanks to them. For the other 2%, I completely understand the frustration. It's been a very, very long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian James Freeman View Post
    Yeah, the wait for the sheets to be signed has set an unfortunate record, breaking one that I had never thought would be broken, but at this stage in the game, all we can do is ask and wait.

    I will say, 98% of the collectors who bought this book have been AWESOME about how things have gone and I can't say enough thanks to them. For the other 2%, I completely understand the frustration. It's been a very, very long time.

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    Brian, I think everyone know you're doing whatever you can and some things are out of your hands.

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    I picked up the first one off eBay, Brian - what happens to this number now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin Roberts View Post
    I picked up the first one off eBay, Brian - what happens to this number now?
    Given the time that has passed, it's a bit more complicated than norman, eh? Usually, the person who purchased The Strain from a retailer could get the same number of The Fall by ordering from that same retailer since the numbers are blocked off that way. But a lot of copies of The Strain have changed hands while we've been waiting on the signature sheets for The Fall. Could you please email me (address below) with what number you received, and I'll figure out where it originally went out into the world from and what we need to do to try to get you the same number for the other two books? That goes for anyone who bought The Strain second-hand, of course. Drop me a line when you can. Thanks!

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    I've been contemplating on buying this and there's been a few on ebay. Listing states that that buying it will have the first opportunity to buy the next volume. How does that work exactly, what I really mean is it guaranteed that I'll have the right to buy The Fall? I'm just a bit cautious when I buy from someone I'm not too familiar with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian James Freeman View Post
    Given the time that has passed, it's a bit more complicated than norman, eh? Usually, the person who purchased The Strain from a retailer could get the same number of The Fall by ordering from that same retailer since the numbers are blocked off that way. But a lot of copies of The Strain have changed hands while we've been waiting on the signature sheets for The Fall. Could you please email me (address below) with what number you received, and I'll figure out where it originally went out into the world from and what we need to do to try to get you the same number for the other two books? That goes for anyone who bought The Strain second-hand, of course. Drop me a line when you can. Thanks!

    Brian
    That's why I love this guy! Way to go above and beyond, Brian! This would be a great post to refer back to when bitching about "where's my book" when CD is wanting on authors/artists to fulfill their commitments so CD can fulfill theirs to us. Just my 2c. Soapbox all put away now. Carry on .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julzz View Post
    I've been contemplating on buying this and there's been a few on ebay. Listing states that that buying it will have the first opportunity to buy the next volume. How does that work exactly, what I really mean is it guaranteed that I'll have the right to buy The Fall? I'm just a bit cautious when I buy from someone I'm not too familiar with.
    The Strain is a gorgeous volume.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julzz View Post
    I've been contemplating on buying this and there's been a few on ebay. Listing states that that buying it will have the first opportunity to buy the next volume. How does that work exactly, what I really mean is it guaranteed that I'll have the right to buy The Fall? I'm just a bit cautious when I buy from someone I'm not too familiar with.
    It's tough to say without knowing the actual sellers because The Fall has already been offered to The Strain customers, etc. If you see an auction you like for The Strain, and they say the book number (which they really should reveal!), drop me a line and I'll see if I can find out if that number has been purchased for The Fall.

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    Congrats on having del toro sign the signature sheets for the fall.

    I may be getting ahead of myself, but was wondering when the night eternal will be available for purchase. Do we need to register for the lonely road books newsletter? Furthermore, has del toro signed the sheets for these as well?

    Many thanks!

    Leo

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    Quote Originally Posted by programmer View Post
    Congrats on having del toro sign the signature sheets for the fall.

    I may be getting ahead of myself, but was wondering when the night eternal will be available for purchase. Do we need to register for the lonely road books newsletter? Furthermore, has del toro signed the sheets for these as well?

    Many thanks!

    Leo
    At this point I couldn't tell you when it'll be officially announced. I think we have to get a lot closer to the publication of The Fall first. As to the newsletter, I don't think so, but it wouldn't hurt. I know if you purchased The Fall you should get advanced notice on The Night Eternal.
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    Just a heads up for everyone, The Fall will begin shipping next week.
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