Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Sold out...well almost


If you've been looking for copies of the hardcover edition of The Death of Dulgath on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or your favorite bookstore, you may have noticed it's out of stock. That's because the warehouses are bare and all that's left is a few boxes I have at my house.  Our original print run for the books was 5,000 regular hardcovers and 500 limited edition versions, and when these are gone, there won't be no more printed.  Here's what the covers look like:


I should also note, that we have finally come to an agreement with Orbit to print hardcover editions of  Theft of Swords, Rise of Empire, Heir of Novron, The Crown Tower & The Rose and the Thorn. Quantities on those editions will also be limited, so if you plan on getting them (and haven't picked up your Death of Dulath hardcover), then you better hurry or you'll be missing one book in the set.

So what's the difference between the two? Well, the biggest is that the limited edition is, well, limited. Only 500 copies were printed, the cover stock is linen with gold foil stamping, the signature page is embossed with my personal seal, and of course they are signed, numbered, and dated.  Due to the rarity the limited edition are twice the cost of the regular hardcover ($50 verses $25).  If you purchase either edition from my store you can have them signed and/or dedicated.

I'm thrilled that we sold out, or nearly have, the print run for this book. Usually a self-published book utilizes print-on-demand technology, and that can make the unit costs really high...too high to offer economically in bookstores. But due to the Kickstarter, we were able to use a distribution partner and that meant getting the books into bookstores, which certainly helped it sales.  I do hope you'll be able to grab one of the remaining copies, and as always thanks for your support.

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  1. Will all those Orbit hardcovers be available through normal retail channels? Any idea when they'll be coming out, and will they be all at once or staggered?

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    1. @Chris - they won't be. They'll only be sold direct. We can't have our versions competing with their versions in the retail market. They are considered "limited editions". Don't know yet when they will be coming out. There are still a few things that have to happen (1) sign the contract (2) pay them a wad of money (3) run a Kickstarter and hope it funds. Then we need to layout the books, get covers made, and print everything up.

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    2. Oh! I misunderstood, it sounded like Orbit was printing them, but I get what you meant now.

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    3. Oh! And I hope they all have new covers by Marc Simonetti. =) I don't mind the existing covers but I'm sure Marc could do an even better job, and then they'd all match!

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  2. We were talking on Reddit and I sent you a message via FB.

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    1. Hey David. I'm not on FB very often. If you want to reach me, the best thing to do is email me at Michael.sullivan.dc@gmail.com

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