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    Quote Originally Posted by jhanic View Post
    I still don't know how many were done as first printings. I am guessing at between 500,000 and 600,000.

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    But that's odd. Why do so many more of one book, and less for another? I suspect it must be a financial thing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by theenormityofitall View Post
    I remember hearing years ago that the average print run for a Stephen King HC was 2 million, so if there must have been far fewer than that for 11/22/63 if it's already in the fourth printing......
    That 2 million might be the total number printed, probably not just the first printings. As 2 million seems awfully high for a first printing, even for an SK book.
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    Yeah, I didn't even think of that. But considering how popular he's been for so many years, maybe not. I don't think there's a lot of King fans who would want to wait for the PB version.

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    According to my (admittedly possibly inaccurate) the only King hardcover book that had a 2 million copy first printing was Black House. Rose Madder and Desperation had 1,750,000 copies each. The paperback chapterbook Green Mile also had 2 million each.

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    And to have started with a humble 10,000 for Carrie

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    And even if the sales levels are the same, keep in mind that it's probably approaching 1/4 to 1/3 of sales are e-books now. Do any of you guys know for sure?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TerryE View Post
    And even if the sales levels are the same, keep in mind that it's probably approaching 1/4 to 1/3 of sales are e-books now. Do any of you guys know for sure?
    They don't really like to publish those numbers. It gives them lots of "wiggle" room when making press statements.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grant Wootton View Post
    And to have started with a humble 10,000 for Carrie
    I show a first US printing of Carrie as 30,000 copies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhanic View Post
    I show a first US printing of Carrie as 30,000 copies.

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    I wish I had kept that first edition of Salem's Lot that Betts mistakingly sent me LOL.

    Would you guys rather have a first edition unsigned of King's early work or a modern signed limited or trade? I would ALWAYS chhose the latter simply because I like books that are absolute mint....

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    Quote Originally Posted by theenormityofitall View Post
    I wish I had kept that first edition of Salem's Lot that Betts mistakingly sent me LOL.

    Would you guys rather have a first edition unsigned of King's early work or a modern signed limited or trade? I would ALWAYS chhose the latter simply because I like books that are absolute mint....
    Guess it depends on the individual (and how financial they are) - I collect 1st HC editions of SK's work (both US & UK) as well as the signed limited editions as and when they're released ...

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    I have a few uncorrected proofs that are bent, etc but that doesn't bother me but I can't stand a book that has even the slightest flaw. I gues I have OCD when it concerns signed books

    BTW, I received the second edition of 11/22/63 you guys, and it's great. Signed for just $125....Grant did you get a copy? He only had 2 of them. And did you get your Bachman Book yet? If so, what do you think of it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by theenormityofitall View Post
    I have a few uncorrected proofs that are bent, etc but that doesn't bother me but I can't stand a book that has even the slightest flaw. I gues I have OCD when it concerns signed books

    BTW, I received the second edition of 11/22/63 you guys, and it's great. Signed for just $125....Grant did you get a copy? He only had 2 of them. And did you get your Bachman Book yet? If so, what do you think of it?
    Got a flat signed 1st edition of 11/22/63 (thanks to Tom) plus the signed limited (thanks to eBay) as well as the H & S facsimile limited (thanks to CD) so am pretty well covered with respect to this SK work (at least until someone decides it'd be a great idea to remarque a copy, then I'd be back to square one ). Nope, haven't received the BB Special as yet, then again, it takes a little while longer to make its way down here ...

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    For me i would always have a HC 1st edition

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