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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    It looks like he is missing a link. The page is up but you can't navigate to it directly:

    http://centipedepress.com/horror/girlinaswing.html
    I assumed that was by design. He's showing what's in the works, to get people interested, but not allowing people to order until he's ready. I liked it. But now that I know there are pre-sales, I'd like to know how to get on the insiders list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TacomaDiver View Post
    So maybe I spilled the beans and said I received it ...
    I promise not to tell.

    Besides, I really couldn't afford what he said he was estimating the price would be in his last newsletter. Sleeping Beauties woke up and ran off with a huge part of my budget. And then Gwendy took some more via the Nocturnal Reader's Box.

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    As a collector that has been burned by people sharing order links before the publisher was ready to open orders up to the public, I'll humbly request that people not do that here. That's an edition of 100, and between subscriptions and people that showed early interest, it's possibly the title is due to sellout without being offered to the public.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slayn666 View Post
    As a collector that has been burned by people sharing order links before the publisher was ready to open orders up to the public, I'll humbly request that people not do that here. That's an edition of 100, and between subscriptions and people that showed early interest, it's possibly the title is due to sellout without being offered to the public.
    If I did that it was not my intention. I simply looked for it based on the Centipede Press naming conventions and found it. If indeed that was Centipede's intention I would suggest they use a different naming standard for books they are offering to a limited audience. I had no special invite to purchase it and found it about 30 seconds. When given advance notice as I have had with many releases I have not and would not share that information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffingoff View Post
    I assumed that was by design. He's showing what's in the works, to get people interested, but not allowing people to order until he's ready. I liked it. But now that I know there are pre-sales, I'd like to know how to get on the insiders list.
    Make sure you're subscribed to his newsletter for starters. You can get a jump on plenty of things that way, as well as some neat subculture history and occasional great offers on older stuff.

    The most reliable way to be on the 'insider's list' is to sign up for his 'subscription service' in the rare instances that he has openings and offers it. He seems to offer it every year or three. The upshot of being on that list is that you get to buy everything he publishes and won't miss anything. The potential downside, depending on your budgetary constraints, is that you have to purchase everything he publishes or you are taken off the list. I think he allows you to refuse one or two books a year, but that's it. Given that it isn't uncommon for him to put out 20-25 books a year and many of them will be in the $250-500 range, it can get expensive pretty quickly if you commit to purchasing each and every one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daninsky View Post
    Make sure you're subscribed to his newsletter for starters. You can get a jump on plenty of things that way, as well as some neat subculture history and occasional great offers on older stuff.

    The most reliable way to be on the 'insider's list' is to sign up for his 'subscription service' in the rare instances that he has openings and offers it. He seems to offer it every year or three. The upshot of being on that list is that you get to buy everything he publishes and won't miss anything. The potential downside, depending on your budgetary constraints, is that you have to purchase everything he publishes or you are taken off the list. I think he allows you to refuse one or two books a year, but that's it. Given that it isn't uncommon for him to put out 20-25 books a year and many of them will be in the $250-500 range, it can get expensive pretty quickly if you commit to purchasing each and every one.
    I tried to subscribe to his newsletter and discovered that you can only get the newsletter after you make a purchase. Because after getting Out of the Dark I suddenly started getting the Sunday emails. I didn't sign up to anything and there they were. I was happy. I didn't realize that that was just the outside layer of being a CP insider.

    I do love the simplicity of his home page. Top row, you can order. Middle row, titles you should be getting ready to order. Bottom row, last chance to order. Very simple.

    But if I have to buy everything, there's no way I can be inside the Centipede.

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    I emailed Jerad to subscribe before I made my first purchase - which by the way was for Ender's Game. I wanted to make sure I got that one.

    Jerad's a great guy. He's gone out of is way for me - again - to match the number in a book I bought somewhere else.

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    I've had to be more selective w/ Centipede as both his prices and the number of releases per year have crept up, so I could never afford a (or desire, given that some of his selections have lesser attraction to me than others) subscription service, as much as I might want to...it'd be great if my book budget was as large as my love for Centipede's work. But the books I do get I'm always pleased with, and always feel like I receive my money's worth.

    Example: I had to pass on SWING...absolutely compelling -- a reportedly great story with a very low limitation -- but at $250 I couldn't swing it. But I did just pick up the latest Vintage Horrors volume, and am very excited to recieve it. Example: I passed on the Melanie Tem collection, but bought Steve Tem's. I passed on the just published Salmonson's ANTHONY SHRIEK but picked up the recent Charnas novel. And so on. Tough choices, but with so much else out there (example: I just picked up the two new Fredric Brown collections from Haffner Press, @ $100 total), tough choices have to be made. I used to think I'd try to become a Centipede completist, and I was doing fairly good there for a while, but I had to let that goal go.

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    Committing to the signed edition of Sleeping Beauties took many books off the consideration set for me. I wanted Dogs, Honky Tonk Samurai, dinged copy of Last Train from Perdition, and the newly announced Station 11 by SubPress. But I'm passing on those. It's killing me.

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    No pic, but last night I grabbed the re-issue of King's Creepshow

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    Quote Originally Posted by TJCams View Post
    No pic, but last night I grabbed the re-issue of King's Creepshow
    Way cool. I plan to pick up a copy sometime this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin View Post
    Way cool. I plan to pick up a copy sometime this week.
    Funny aside to this....there was a young woman (early 20s I'd guess) asking one of the employees about It. Wanted to read it before the movie comes out - the look of shock at the sheer size of the book was funny. She asked it that was the only version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TJCams View Post
    Funny aside to this....there was a young woman (early 20s I'd guess) asking one of the employees about It. Wanted to read it before the movie comes out - the look of shock at the sheer size of the book was funny. She asked it that was the only version.
    But . . . but . . . but the title is so short!

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    Received my scratch and dent grab bag today I am very pleased with it. There was only one book in it but that book is a pristine edition of Bentley Little's Revelation. I am assuming it went into the scratch and dent pile because the frontis art is overly glued into the book.

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    I'm calling this series of photos "Why I'm not buying any of the recent Stephen King Releases Or what I did with my summer vacation Money" LOL!!
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    Absolutely love it Mike. I really wish I could have afforded that edition, but I guess we can't have them all.

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    Centipede will do that to you.

    It feels odd to know that so many new CP releases are coming out, and I only picked up one of the four you show (THE DOGS)...whereas when their pub schedule was a little more drawn out I was able to get most of them. Knowing the cost of the Adams novel, I'll be able to live with that omission, but I do think I'll probably live to regret my decision to skip the Finney.

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    Really, Finney is the one i was most looking forward to. I was reading your post about copies of multiple editions, I'm stuck on Something Wicked this way Comes. I know I'm going to wind up getting the Centipede edition when it comes out!

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    As much as I love Centipede, I'm thinking of sticking with my PS Publishing Something Wicked. Love or hate Chadbourne, it's tough to argue against his artwork being perfect for that story.
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    If any of you folks that picked up The Dogs got copy #194, send me a message. Jerad made a minor goof and sent me #199 instead, but I don't want to bother the guy that much considering the last newsletter.

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