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    Richard Chizmar special edition

    I hope it's okay to ask about this and I don't see a topic for this Richard Chizmar special edition. What are French flaps and deckled edges? (Did I get the second term right?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by c marvel View Post
    I hope it's okay to ask about this and I don't see a topic for this Richard Chizmar special edition. What are French flaps and deckled edges? (Did I get the second term right?)

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    I am passing on this since I have the limited from PS. That one arrived last week and I am just beginning to read it. If it is anything like A Long December I am in for a great read.

    Deckled edges are simply rough cut edges on the outside of the book. William Morrow gave a couple of Joe Hill's Novels this treatment.
    Deckled Edges.jpg

    French Flaps are similar to what you would see on a hardbound dust jacket. On a paperback they usually contain the same type of information but it is not used to hold a jacket to the book. I have encountered these on paperbacks but they appear to be rare. I really like the information contained so I appreciate them.
    French Flaps.jpg

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    I'm a fan of deckled edges and wish more publishers would use it in their productions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian861 View Post
    I'm a fan of deckled edges and wish more publishers would use it in their productions.
    Honestly I'm surprised we're even doing them. Whenever we sell a mass market book that has them there's always tons of people who think they got a damaged book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Hocker View Post
    Honestly I'm surprised we're even doing them. Whenever we sell a mass market book that has them there's always tons of people who think they got a damaged book.
    The only book I have that has them is DOLORES CLAIBORNE. Personally, I am NOT a fan. I like the solid, clean edges. I am a sucker for sprayed edges or top edge stain. I'm a stupid sucker for those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Hocker View Post
    Honestly I'm surprised we're even doing them. Whenever we sell a mass market book that has them there's always tons of people who think they got a damaged book.
    I think the first time I saw that was on a Piers Anthony hard cover in the early 80s and I did think it was a mistake at first. I like them now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Hocker View Post
    Honestly I'm surprised we're even doing them. Whenever we sell a mass market book that has them there's always tons of people who think they got a damaged book.
    I like them on a strictly collectible book, but not for a book I plan to read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmaduke Grigsby View Post
    I like them on a strictly collectible book, but not for a book I plan to read.
    I think a bunch of my mass market Terry Brooks THC's have them. The last book we sold that had them I think was a hardcover of Joyland. I can't remember if that was the regular THC or the illustrated edition.
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    I do not have a strong opinion on deckled edges. They look fine, but will not sway me one way or another. They do not give me a different tactile experience when reading the book. The French flaps on a paperback are something I really like though.

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    I like the feel of them. I am very touchy feely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffingoff View Post
    The only book I have that has them is DOLORES CLAIBORNE. Personally, I am NOT a fan. I like the solid, clean edges. I am a sucker for sprayed edges or top edge stain. I'm a stupid sucker for those.
    When I read that you didn't care for deckled edges, I immediately unsubscribed from your YouTube channel. I thought, I just can't be associated with a guy like that in anyway, shape, or form. Then, I came back and read the rest of your post. We can be friends again now because I'm nuts about sprayed edges and top stain.

    Quote Originally Posted by Marmaduke Grigsby View Post
    I like them on a strictly collectible book, but not for a book I plan to read.
    I'd place myself in that camp as well.

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    Light some candles, put on some Barry, and enjoy those Deckled edges. I think you may change your mind.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brian861 View Post
    When I read that you didn't care for deckled edges, I immediately unsubscribed from your YouTube channel. I thought, I just can't be associated with a guy like that in anyway, shape, or form. Then, I came back and read the rest of your post. We can be friends again now because I'm nuts about sprayed edges and top stain.



    I'd place myself in that camp as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian861 View Post
    When I read that you didn't care for deckled edges, I immediately unsubscribed from your YouTube channel. I thought, I just can't be associated with a guy like that in anyway, shape, or form. Then, I came back and read the rest of your post. We can be friends again now because I'm nuts about sprayed edges and top stain.

    Glad to see I redeemed myself!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Staad View Post
    Light some candles, put on some Barry, and enjoy those Deckled edges. I think you may change your mind.

    Obviously there's a lot of passion for deckled edges in this forum!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffingoff View Post
    Obviously there's a lot of passion for deckled edges in this forum!
    Yes! I need to speak with Paul about this for his next project. Maybe it's not to late for The Road

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian861 View Post
    Yes! I need to speak with Paul about this for his next project. Maybe it's not to late for The Road
    If Paul does it, then it is infallible and not to be questioned.

    Deckled edges would probably make sense for The Road, actually.

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    I just saw a CD tweet on this and noticed that these features will only be on the 1st 1,000 copies. I may have to order one of these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    I just saw a CD tweet on this and noticed that these features will only be on the 1st 1,000 copies. I may have to order one of these.
    I debated it as well but probably won't since I'll have the HC coming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian861 View Post
    I debated it as well but probably won't since I'll have the HC coming.
    There you go being reasonable again! I am trying to resist as I have the PS Limited.

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