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    Little Book Series 3

    Tom Monteleone has announced that Borderlands will be doing a third series of Little Books, starting with A Little Gray Book of Shadows by William F. Nolan.

    Perhaps of more interest to the folks here, one of the authors Borderlands is in negotiations with for this series is Stephen King. After the absolute fiasco that was the Joe Hill Little Book release, it may be wise to bite the bullet and collect the whole of series 3. Worst case, you end up paying the usual price for a Stephen King limited edition because you bought the other 14 books, but judging by who is already committed and the other authors they're trying to land, I suspect buying the whole thing will be well worth it.

    The full announcement from Tom:

    NEWS FROM BORDERLANDS PRESS

    One of our most popular ongoing projects has been our highly collectible "Little Books" Series which has now reached 30 titles with the long-sold-out Series I and the recently completed Series II.

    (We recently saw a complete matched set of Series I selling at the World Fantasy Convention for $950.00!)

    Our Little Book series has been a virtual Who's Who of writers of Dark Fantasy, Horror, and Suspense (many of whom have been awarded the HWA's Lifetime Achievement Award)—including Gary Braunbeck, Dennis Etchison, Neil Gaiman, Ray Garton, Rick Hautala, Joe Hill, Jack Ketchum, Joe Lansdale, Jonathan Maberry, Thomas F. Monteleone, David Morrell, David Schow, Peter Straub, Karl Wagner, and F. Paul Wilson.

    We are currently assembling the roster of writers for Series III and have already signed Ramsey Campbell, Mort Castle, Richard Chizmar, Heather Graham, Charles L. Grant, Owen King, Josh Malerman, William F. Nolan, and Tim Waggoner. In the coming months, pending negotiations, we hope to announce the addition of writers such as Thomas Ligotti, Bentley Little, Gahan Wilson, Caitlyn Kiernan, and Stephen King.

    If you wish to guarantee you acquire a complete matched set of Series III, be sure to pre-order the first Title below and send us a note indicating you would like reserve the same number for the entire Series. info@borderlandspress.com. Limited to 350 copies, all books are signed by the author (Charles Grant edition signed by the editor, Kathryn Ptacek), and we expect the series to sell out completely . . . . so don't delay!

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    I went ahead and jumped on board. I honestly don't believe a signed King book will sell for $30 though.

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    I jumped in as well. And told them I need the same number for the duration. Another long-term impulse buy.

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    Guy on the TDT forum stated that a King book was supposed to be released in Series II as well. Never came to be. Maybe it's just a way to get us to unload $450 over time.

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    Hmmmm . . . a Constant Carrot to attract Constant Readers?

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    Question to anyone who collects these Little Books: If you could do it over again, would you buy the complete Series II?

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    Too late. I already committed to buying them . . .

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    As they say: That escalated quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffingoff View Post
    Hmmmm . . . a Constant Carrot to attract Constant Readers?
    Pretty much and congrats lol. Matching numbers?

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    No. It's a complete set but without matching numbers. I'm getting it for a very reasonable price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffingoff View Post
    No. It's a complete set but without matching numbers. I'm getting it for a very reasonable price.
    Good deal.

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    Heads up! Subterranean is having a grab bag sale right now $125.00 you'll get about 11 signed books. Only 100 available, well, 99, I bought one lol!! Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhatchett View Post
    Heads up! Subterranean is having a grab bag sale right now $125.00 you'll get about 11 signed books. Only 100 available, well, 99, I bought one lol!! Good luck!
    I passed. Reluctantly. If I didn't have slipcases coming from across the pond and just commit to buying the entire series 2 and series 3 of Little Books, then I would have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhatchett View Post
    Heads up! Subterranean is having a grab bag sale right now $125.00 you'll get about 11 signed books. Only 100 available, well, 99, I bought one lol!! Good luck!
    I just went to check it out and they are already sold out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffingoff View Post
    Question to anyone who collects these Little Books: If you could do it over again, would you buy the complete Series II?
    Yes, but then again I'm a fan of the series:


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    Quote Originally Posted by RonClinton View Post
    Yes, but then again I'm a fan of the series:

    Very nice! I like the series as well. I missed out on Series I but did get the complete Series II. I’m hoping to continue to get my matching number for Series III through Camelot. I would like to track down a set of Series I but some of them are pretty darn pricey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonClinton View Post
    Yes, but then again I'm a fan of the series:

    Just curious, Ron. Will they be making a case for the last 5 books in Series II?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonClinton View Post
    Yes, but then again I'm a fan of the series:


    UH OH! Am I in trouble??


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    Brian: Yes, the slipcases always come after each set of five are published, and I understand the one for the last set of five in Series II is in production (or close to it).

    Jeff: Only if you're a completist.

    SockMonkey: I spoke to Kim @ Camelot a couple days ago, and she verified with me that she will continue to get the matching numbers in the LITTLE BOOKs series for Series III. That was good to confirm, given that this is one rare instance where I do have a matching number, and have had it since the first volume of Series I...so all those books in the above pic have the same number.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RonClinton View Post

    Jeff: Only if you're a completist.
    In your opinion, what were the standouts in series 2? I'm looking forward to the Etchinson and the Poppy Z Brite and Ketchum.

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