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    Any updates on the Shining in the Dark slipcase?

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    Quote Originally Posted by khaos View Post
    Any updates on the Shining in the Dark slipcase?
    I don't have any new info yet, but we've moved a bunch of stuff through the slipcase queue recently so it should hopefully be the next thing to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Hocker View Post
    I don't have any new info yet, but we've moved a bunch of stuff through the slipcase queue recently so it should hopefully be the next thing to go.
    Thanks. I think this is the only order I have where printers aren't at fault. Not that it's bound to be at the top of my read pile.

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    ...Marvin...Marvin...
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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Troy View Post
    ...Marvin...Marvin...
    This made me think of R. Kelly's video for Real Talk. At the end he calls for Melvin.

    Other than that, I have no idea what you're after with Marvin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffingoff View Post
    ...I have no idea what you're after with Marvin.
    I am after this:

    https://youtu.be/FrkEDe6Ljqs?t=26
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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Troy View Post
    Ahh yes. Nightshift. It's coming, but we're still having some printer problems on that front. I think I've talked about it before, but our main printer of 30+ years was bought by our "backup" printer and basically shut down. Unfortunately the backup printer can't currently do the King books. We've been shopping other printers to do them, but haven't been having a ton of luck yet.

    According to our sales rep at the "backup" printer they should be able to do the King books by September (they're having a press installed that can handle them). We'll see though as that's what they said this time last year. In the meantime we're still contacting different printers trying to get quotes and find others that can handle them. It's been a huge pain in the butt on all fronts, because I know Brian and I both wanted to roll right into Nightshift once SB was done and here.


    Edit: Also side note, I listened to way too much of that song before realizing what you were going for was in the title of the song...
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    I thought that the printer that handled Sleeping Beauties (which is a beauty) was also going to roll right into doing Night Shift, no? Not busting your chops; I just lose track of this stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Troy View Post
    I thought that the printer that handled Sleeping Beauties (which is a beauty) was also going to roll right into doing Night Shift, no? Not busting your chops; I just lose track of this stuff.
    That was the original plan. But we found out about 3 months ago that apparently (no one ever told us) that that printer had filed for bankruptcy back in October of 2018 (which explains why they've been slow). The only reason we found out is because 3 months ago they notified us that they had been purchased by our backup printer and were being shut down. We're pretty sure Sleeping Beauties was one of the last things they ever printed. They were originally supposed to be doing the paperback of Richard's The Long Way Home, but that had to get shifted to the backup printer (thus the delays on that one).

    Long story short basically we've lost 2 printers in 2 years and none of our remaining printers can currently handle projects like the big SK books. We're working on it though, and hopefully we'll have something figured out soon.
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    Thanks. I'm sure the results will be great, as always.
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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Troy View Post
    Thanks. I'm sure the results will be great, as always.
    Hopefully. It's all really just a matter of finding someone who can do it right now. I know it's been stressing Brian out as we found out they couldn't do it right after he announced Revival. Luckily he's in a position there where he can make the changes needed to get it printed, where we can't with Nightshift as we're locked into the specifics because it needs to match (in style) the first 3 books in the Doubleday Years series.
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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Troy View Post
    hahahaha well done!

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    Why can't the backup printer use the equipment they just bought when they acquired the primary printer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slayn666 View Post
    Why can't the backup printer use the equipment they just bought when they acquired the primary printer?
    We asked the same question. They're selling all of the presses from that printer and turning the building into a warehouse for paper. So what they really did was acquire the *customers* from that printer.

    This book isn't late because we WANT it to be late...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian James Freeman View Post
    We asked the same question. They're selling all of the presses from that printer and turning the building into a warehouse for paper. So what they really did was acquire the *customers* from that printer.

    This book isn't late because we WANT it to be late...

    Brian

    I think we should start a Kickstarter for the new BJF Printing company!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian James Freeman View Post
    This book isn't late because we WANT it to be late...
    This is not what whiners on social media have led me to believe!

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    I've used this line several times, but sometimes I feel like it needs repeating:

    "No deadlines, only headlines."
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    Quote Originally Posted by slayn666 View Post
    This is not what whiners on social media have led me to believe!
    HA!

    This will be in the next update, but I doubt folks have no idea what the feeling in the office was like when we found out they weren't keeping the "big press" we needed! Ugh.

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    I'd like to raise a pint in honor of Brian James Freeman who has been taking massive fire on social media and within forums and returning nothing but kill shots. Brian, I hate seeing all the shit you're dealing with. I for one appreciate the updates and transparency. I'm sure it's a struggle and I can't imagine the terror of basing the retail price of a book on a set of numbers from one printer, selling that book out pre-publication, and then being forced to produce a more expensive book based on an entirely different set of numbers from a new printer.

    So I toast you and Dan and all the people who make these small presses such a huge part of our joy. Have a happy 4th!

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    Well said Jeff!!

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