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30 May 2007 @ 07:29 pm
reprintocity!  
I just got it confirmed that URBAN SHAMAN and THUNDERBIRD FALLS have both gone back to print. Yay! I think this is US's 3rd print run, now, but as far as I can tell, nobody's actually *seen* a 2nd edition copy. So!

If you can provide proof of owning a 2nd edition copy of URBAN SHAMAN, I will send you a copy of HEART OF STONE (first edition, signed!) when I get my author copies in September-ish. "Provide proof" means...well, a scan or photo of the copyright page would be actual proof, and I'll assume if you're taking pictures or scanning books that you *own* it, rather than are standing at a bookstore (you wouldn't cheat me, anyway, would you?) with your cell phone. Offer is good for the first five people who own up to owning 2nd edition copies of US!

eta: er. Doh. bellinghman points out to me that I mean 'printing' not 'edition' in all of that, and I don't think they tell you if it's a second printing. I shall be over here feeling very foolish, and will send bellinghman a copy of HEART OF STONE for being smarter than I am...)
 
 
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The Bellinghmanbellinghman on May 30th, 2007 06:42 pm (UTC)
2nd edition - or 2nd print run?

(My copy says first edition, and no sign of being a second printing. And I've not had it that long.)
kitmizkit on May 30th, 2007 06:57 pm (UTC)
Oh, lord, I feel foolish now. :)
The Bellinghmanbellinghman on May 30th, 2007 07:48 pm (UTC)
Oh dear, I didn't mean to embarrass you!

It's pretty common in books published in the UK to have

First published in Great Britain in xxxx

followed by a line saying

Reprinted in yyyy, zzzz

when it's a reprint. But I'd be totally unsurprised if US publishers did it differently.

(And if there's anyone out there who knows anything about this, then (a) they know more than I do, and (b) I'd love a pointer to such info. So far as I can see, when you get a number sequence such as "10 9 8 7 6" on that same page, it indicates which printing (the example would be the 6th). My copy of US has no such sequence, but then, Luna/Harlequin quite possibly don't bother with it, or only bother on a second or later.)
Bryantbryant on May 30th, 2007 07:55 pm (UTC)
That number sequence does indeed denote the printing. Since it's not a legal requirement or anything, Luna may be leaving it out; it's also possible that they just leave it out for the first printing, although that would be semi-odd. (The biggest reason to do it is to identify first printings.)
kitmizkit on May 30th, 2007 08:06 pm (UTC)
It was that sequence that I was thinking of, yeah. I don't have any of the second printings, or at least, not that I'm aware of, and mine don't have the countdown. So I donno!
Lynn Calvinromsfuulynn on May 30th, 2007 09:55 pm (UTC)
Identification of printings
Almost all US publishers use a fairly obscure convention to identify which printing a book is.

Somewhere on the copyright page (ususally near the copyright statement itself) you will usually see a line of numbers like this

10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

or like this

1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2

For each printing they knock off a number so a third printing would be
10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3

or

3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4

For example I have with me today a copy of Sharpe's Regiment
Copyright Rifleman Productions, Ltd, 1986,
Published in Penguin Books 1994,
This edition published 2001
9 10

So what I have is the ninth printing of the 2001 edition.

Lady Doomlithera on May 30th, 2007 07:11 pm (UTC)
*chuckles and hugs*

I pimp your books all the time. "Here! Try this!" It is fun to do. They're looking at Anita and sighing, remembering when it was more than pr0n and I go, "Read this, read this!"
kitmizkit on May 30th, 2007 08:06 pm (UTC)
I love you for it, too. *beam*
Lady Doomlithera on May 30th, 2007 08:15 pm (UTC)
It is fun. I love doing this stuff. If I could find a way to do it professionally, I would.
The Bellinghmanbellinghman on May 30th, 2007 08:07 pm (UTC)
I started on Anita somewhere two or three volumes ago. And the first was porn, with Vampires, and the second was hard-core porn, with Vampires.

Dear Lord, and I'd heard such good things about them.

(Not that there's anything wrong with well written porn, but I was after fantasy of the other type at the time. Reading it on a plane seated next to a female colleague on a transatlantic red-eye was disconcerting.)

(I initially wrote 'port' rather than 'porn', which still makes sense, just a vastly different sort of sense.)
Lady Doomlithera on May 30th, 2007 08:13 pm (UTC)
Man. I loved the first five books. They were fantastic. I loved book nine which has amazingly awesome things. It has Edward, very little sex and baby eating zombies. I loved it. After that, though... Just porn. Porn, porn, porn.
Kristine Smithkristine_smith on May 30th, 2007 08:18 pm (UTC)
Another Edward fan?

I, too, loved the first books. Read up through OBSIDIAN BUTTERFLY, which I bought in hc because Edward was the focus. Decided to wait for mmpb for the later books, and heard enough about the story direction to decide that maybe I'd read them...later.

But I heard the latest one features Edward, and I'm torn.
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Trent the Uncatchableknappenp on May 31st, 2007 01:43 pm (UTC)
I just saw Coyote Dreams at the bookstore, does that count for anything? :)
dea_zinndea_zinn on June 6th, 2007 09:42 pm (UTC)
Dude! Okay, so I'm a little nuts....but, here's my story. I've been to: the B&N at the Camp Hill mall; the Borders at the Capital City mall; the Borders at the Harrisburg East mall; the stand-alone Borders; the B&N at the Colonial Park mall; the two little independent booksellers in my area, and both of the used bookstores. IF I was able to find Urban Shaman (only found in about 1/2 the stores), it said First Edition in rather cheeky letters on the copyright page. All of them. Bleah. Oh well, I tried!!!
kitmizkit on June 7th, 2007 07:01 am (UTC)
Oh, my! I think you get an A for effort! Better send me your email address! (to cemurphyauthor at gmail dot com!)