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Postby chaos-consultants » Wed Feb 03, 2010 7:59 am

Slade.. Pm me as to what you would be looking for as a royalty for a limited....If I could arrange publishing... scare me or entertain me...

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Postby e_taylor » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:54 pm

John/Chaos -

f I'm not mistaken, the TPBs were Slade's idea as opposed to the publisher. Its not fair for the fans to have to pay $35+ for a new book.

Now the collectors on the other hand......

I don't think the limiteds have a whole lot to do with the royalties per se. I know Cutthroat is complicated as it was co-authored and was published so long ago the the reprint rights are complex. The newer ones without hardcovers (Swastika, Kamikaze, Red Snow).... well I guess we just have to keep hounding Jay!
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Postby chaos-consultants » Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:23 am

Thanks for the clarity on interest in HB. I guess as an author you want to make it economical, but I would rather pay the extra $10 for a hc. If it was for mass readership, the pb's are best. I have self published one handmade limited in French wraps, and was looking to do more in the future, for the collectors....

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Postby Paka » Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:02 pm

Thanks for setting up the Facebook group, Mbwun. I have sent a request to you to join.
For those people who don't want to join Facebook, you might try
www.goodreads.com. Click on groups and type in Michael Slade. Goodreads is a great place to find new authors, discussions, etc., Oh, and did I mention....spoilers?
There are only 3 of us who are members of the Slade group on Goodreads and it would be nice to get something going finally. IT is a good site to check out anyway.
Have fun and hope to see you there.
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Postby Mbwun » Wed Feb 24, 2010 7:15 pm

The invite has been sent Paka.

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Postby Cawdorgraves » Fri Mar 19, 2010 2:18 am

FINALLY due to being a mature student returning to school my priorities of reading this novel were delayed. Today while in class - that's right in class, I decided to pass the time and read the final 20 pages of the novel. What a fabulous experience. Am thrilled by how it all came together in the end and man oh man ecstatic about final moments. Superb!

Keep em coming!

BRAVO!

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Postby krista in ma » Sat Mar 20, 2010 4:39 pm

Ermmm... how does one know if their book is a "First Edition"? Just wondering :?

Regarding hard covers.... I like hard covers for "collecting" them. I have bought about 1/2 my hard covers used, so I didn't have to pay too much $$ for them. I'm pretty sure I have one soft & one hard cover of each book ~ when available. I keep meaning to get them in order just to see what I do have, but they've been scattered about the house in many different piles for awhile now.
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Postby Slade » Sat Mar 20, 2010 6:09 pm

krista,

Turn to the copyright page on the back of the title page bearing the logo of the publisher and you'll see a line of numbers. The lowest number is the printing of the book. So, if your line reads...

123456789

...you have a first printing.

If it reads...

23456789

...you have a second printing.

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Postby Wayne R. » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:07 pm

Murder One closed its doors in January 09. As I only go there when there's a new Slade on offer, this was news to me. All I found on Charing Cross Road was its old location and a worrying amount of empty bookshops. The recession's hit the street particularly hard.
Luckily, the guy in Foyles was commendably helpful. We chatted and he hit the terminal for me. No listing on Amazon UK, so he checked Amazon CA and suggested I order it from there. Something I'd not thought of up till that moment (slaps forehead and recalls doing exactly this a few books back).
Elsewhere on the forum there's mention of the hoops US & UK readers have to jump through to obtain a Slade fix, but it's not all bad. My copy was ordered with minimum shipping, due to arrive in weeks rather than days. In reality it took less than four days to arrive, so my advice is don't pay the express shipping fee.
DHL have an odd way of dealing with redirects. It went to my empty house, then back to a Docklands depot. I emailed them my work address to use instead, as handily that's also in Docklands.
When I tracked it, the book had been driven all the way over to Heathrow for resending, and there was a worrying comment, "Occupier moved". My next email asked them NOT to send it back to Canada, and why on Earth had they driven it across London for no apparent reason?
DHL don't reply to emails, it seems, but the book arrived safely the next day. Phew.

What can I say? It's certainly a fast read, whistling by at breakneck pace without ever dragging its feet or stopping for breath. Eddie Vedder said (more or less) of the recent Pearl Jam LP, 'sparkling water rather than soup'. I liked that, and it's a good & fair description of how I found the book.

In all, damn good but too damn short! Over too soon, and there's a long wait till the next in the series. Bah!
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Postby PohlSE » Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:46 pm

Wayne,

Here is the Spoiler page for Red Snow:

http://www.specialx.net/specialxbbs/viewtopic.php?t=1221
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Postby Wayne R. » Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:07 pm

Duly noted. Hadn't spotted it, unfortunately, so anything alluded to (not that there was much) has been excised!
Thanks, PohlSE.
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Postby Judy » Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:01 pm

Wayne . . .
What a pain you had to go through so much to get your copy. That's another reason I'm all for ebooks . . . . you can get delivery (usually) with just a click of your mouse . . . or flick of your finger. Then if you find you want a physical copy you can always go back and buy one.
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Postby Hydebound » Sun May 16, 2010 11:14 am

I'd like to share my reaction to Red Snow...

BUT I CAN'T, BECAUSE I HAVEN'T READ IT YET! The book is still not available in Portland, apparently. My usual book sources can find no evidence that it even exists. What the #!*% is going on??!! This is all but intolerable! Help me, Slade!
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Postby raasnio » Mon May 17, 2010 6:39 pm

Hydebound wrote:I'd like to share my reaction to Red Snow...

BUT I CAN'T, BECAUSE I HAVEN'T READ IT YET! The book is still not available in Portland, apparently. My usual book sources can find no evidence that it even exists. What the #!*% is going on??!! This is all but intolerable! Help me, Slade!


Amazon.ca or....

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Postby Hydebound » Tue May 18, 2010 1:18 pm

Thanks!
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