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    Many thanks Zach
    Appreciate your response and also how you are going to address the issue. Well done. Like Mr Wootton above I'll be back.
    Paul

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    My replacement case is now intransit from the lovely folk at CD

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    Quote Originally Posted by King's Way Press View Post
    Hi Scott,

    You are correct that the damage to the boxes are not CD's fault. You are mistaken about the "publisher making it so cheap" however. KWP does not manufacture the boxes. They were produced by a good company with a good record of making these boxes for mainstream trade edition hardcovers. The problem that was not foreseen with the boxes for KWP stems from two issues.

    The first is that, since we use one of the same printers as CD, the smythe sewn binding for our hardcovers along with the high quality papers makes our books significantly heavier than your average hardcover of the same size/page count. The second issue is that given that the page count of Dracula is 600pages, the book weighs a lot more than your average 300-400page book.

    These boxes were experimental (and provided at no cost to the consumer) and not part of the original production plan for the book. The overall feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, so the boxes will be here to stay for all of our future titles. To ensure that we do not face these problems again with the boxes we will be taking the following steps with our next production:
    1.) The corners/sides/top & bottom of the inside of the boxes will be reinforced to accommodate the heavier binding/page count. I have already spoken with the manufacturer to address this.
    2.) The books will be shipped with the boxes, but not in the boxes to avoid damage during shipping. That is where we see the damage occurring.

    These steps should solve the problem of rough postal handling which seems to be the main cause of damage. I will continue to supply CD with any replacement boxes needed, so there should be no fear that anyone will have to settle for a damaged box.

    Thanks again to all for your support.
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    Zach
    Yeah,
    That's not what I meant. I meant the people you pay to make the book. They're the ones responsible.

    I've lost all track of time.....were the damaged ones that you received new ones of shipped out yet? I never received a notice from CD...and I'm referring this to Dan or Brian.
    It's supposed to be Monday, right? This Monday or last Monday?
    Thanks.

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    Every publishing company has growing pains and experiences trial & error -- even ones that have been around for years! -- so I think KWP is off to a terrific start and their fine books will only get better and better!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Freeman View Post
    Every publishing company has growing pains and experiences trial & error -- even ones that have been around for years! -- so I think KWP is off to a terrific start and their fine books will only get better and better!

    Brian
    Yeah, that's right. Hey Zach, We've emailed about some books, etc and I didn't mean anything negative. You're a nice guy and I know that. I know it sounded that way (well, it really did actually lol), but I guess it didn't come out the way I wanted it to. I was just surprised when Grant (AKA "Mr. Woot" ) posted the pic of traycase here. It's nobody's fault; as they say, shit happens.

    But Brian, does the Dracula book ship this Monday?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Hocker View Post
    I think we shipped the last of them on Friday. I went home early so I'm not sure though. You may not have gotten a notice yet though, as I don't think they where picked up by the post office.
    Hey Dan, I never received any notice at all.
    Just thought I should mention that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theenormityofitall View Post
    Hey Dan, I never received any notice at all.
    Just thought I should mention that.
    I dunno what's taken your order so long to print. It's only just now printed in the latest batch of orders. So it'll ship either today or tomorrow. Sorry about the delay.
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    Mindy emailed me today and said it's coming, so it's ok.

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    Dracula Royal Lettered Edition

    As Dracula is one of my favourite novels of all time, I am thinking of getting hold of a PC copy of the Royal Lettered Edition from Kings Way Press.

    Does anyone out there own a copy of the Lettered Edition and if so, is it any good?

    I am just a bit worried after reading some of the earlier comments about the flimsy box that the Regal Limited Edition came with.

    Any comments about this would be greatly appreciated.
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    The lettered edition came in a wooden book with a Dracula image right in the wood. I think it's outstanding. It's very different from the limited.

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    I have a royal lettered Frankenstein, and while the box wasn't incredibly durable, it's still nice. Mine came damaged and I got a replacement right away. The book is very nice.

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    Frankenstein is a beautiful book. I picked up a few original Glenn drawings from it
    Last edited by bsaenz24; 09-14-2013 at 07:43 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsaenz24 View Post
    The lettered edition came in a wooden book with a Dracula image right in the wood. I think it's outstanding. It's very different from the limited.
    Thanks for the feedback Brad! I decided to purchase the Lettered Edition direct from Kings Way Press.

    I am so looking forward to receiving this awesome book.
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