Dark Tower books UK Editions

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Dark Tower books UK Editions

Post by classicalsteve » Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:49 am

Hello:
Does anyone know if Hodder and Stoughton, the UK publisher of Stephen King, has done or plans to do hardcover versions of the first 3 Dark Tower books? They did the last four, which I have and did very nice job. It would be nice to have a matching set.
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Re: Dark Tower books UK Editions

Post by TheCollector » Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:58 am

Hi Steve,

I havn't heard of anything personally, but I feel like I'm not quite as "plugged in" to the UK publishing scene as the US.

Still after all this time and in this economy I'd be surprised of a S/L UK edition of DT 1-3... The time to do it would have been right after the last book was released.

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Re: Dark Tower books UK Editions

Post by classicalsteve » Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:13 am

You would think that Hodder and Stoughton would at least consider the revised version of the Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger.
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Re: Dark Tower books UK Editions

Post by Mr. Rabbit Trick » Fri Mar 27, 2009 8:32 am

classicalsteve wrote:Hello:
Does anyone know if Hodder and Stoughton, the UK publisher of Stephen King, has done or plans to do hardcover versions of the first 3 Dark Tower books? They did the last four, which I have and did very nice job. It would be nice to have a matching set.
thanks,
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The short answer is no.

H&S do not own the UK rights to the first 3 books. That belongs to New English Library.

(NEL have allowed H&S to print all 7 in a paperback set).

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Re: Dark Tower books UK Editions

Post by jhanic » Fri Mar 27, 2009 6:15 pm

NEL published a boxed set of the first four books (trade paperbacks) with covers consistent with those of the last three books. It's kind of neat, in that as the cover of DTI shows the Dark Tower in the distance, and each consecutive book shows it getting larger and larger.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dark-Tower-Boxe ... 341&sr=1-2

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Re: Dark Tower books UK Editions

Post by classicalsteve » Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:31 pm

Good to know about the trade paperback editions. Unfortunately I am more partial to hardcovers.

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Re: Dark Tower books UK Editions

Post by GregH » Fri Apr 17, 2009 7:45 pm

The HB UK versions of the DT books really look good. Where would be a good place to pick up a set, and what would be a reasonable price?

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Re: Dark Tower books UK Editions

Post by Mr. Rabbit Trick » Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:28 pm

GregH wrote:The HB UK versions of the DT books really look good. Where would be a good place to pick up a set, and what would be a reasonable price?

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ebay. £5 each.

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Re: Dark Tower books UK Editions

Post by GregH » Sat Apr 18, 2009 7:02 am

ebay. £5 each.[/quote]


Don't you have to pay around $25 a book to ship it to the US from the UK?

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Re: Dark Tower books UK Editions

Post by Mr. Rabbit Trick » Sun Apr 19, 2009 12:36 pm

GregH wrote: Don't you have to pay around $25 a book to ship it to the US from the UK?
Yes. That would still work out jless than $35 per book.

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