Full Dark, No Stars

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Re: Full Dark, No Stars

Post by jhanic » Thu Nov 25, 2010 5:09 am

I asked Bev Vincent this and he said the Library Journal had it as 1,200,000 copies of the first printing.

(This is why I was surprised when I heard Amazon was sending out second printings already.)

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Re: Full Dark, No Stars

Post by TheCollector » Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:31 pm

Thanks John,

Yeah that's weird that amazon would be sending out 2nd editions if the print run was 1.2 million. it's definitely in line with King print runs (if a tad on the high end)...They say retailers do 50% of their sales during this time of year so maybe Scribner recieved a lot of orders from the various chain stores in anticipation of the additional sales.


I'll use the 1.2 figure unless I hear different from Scribner

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Re: Full Dark, No Stars

Post by ur2ndbiggestfan » Sat Nov 27, 2010 2:23 pm

Probably of not much interest to the hardcover 1st printing collectors only, but the UK Hodder trade paperback is going to be tough to find (at least it's eluding me so far). Seems it's illegal to even sell them in England, and they are only available in Eire and airports. Not sure about Australia though. I have a lead on one and hope I get it.

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Re: Full Dark, No Stars

Post by jimimck » Sun Nov 28, 2010 1:44 pm

ur2ndbiggestfan wrote:Probably of not much interest to the hardcover 1st printing collectors only, but the UK Hodder trade paperback is going to be tough to find (at least it's eluding me so far). Seems it's illegal to even sell them in England, and they are only available in Eire and airports. Not sure about Australia though. I have a lead on one and hope I get it.
You mean this edition?

I'm in NZ and this edition is everywhere. Let me know if anyone wants me to source them a copy.
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Re: Full Dark, No Stars

Post by ur2ndbiggestfan » Mon Nov 29, 2010 2:50 am

Oops, I forgot about New Zealand. Is it a 1st printing with a '1' on the number line?

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Re: Full Dark, No Stars

Post by jimimck » Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:44 pm

I'll check today for you, but I expect so. We normally get the first editions from the UK here (hence why I struggle to get US editions), so more than likely.

I've seen them in the stores for about $28NZD, which is about $21USD. Exchange rate is good from my point of view at the moment, not so good from your side :|

**EDIT**

Just checked at local store, and yes, it is first edition with just a "1" on copyright page. This store had them for $40NZD ($30USD), but I'm sure I saw them at the cheaper rate somewhere else.

Not sure what the shipping is to US, but I expect it to be cheaper then what it costs to send from the States to NZ. Can confirm if anyone wants me to sort out a copy for them. I'm happy to do it at cost, as opposed to adding profit margin on to any order.

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Re: Full Dark, No Stars

Post by biomieg » Tue Nov 30, 2010 12:42 pm

Just make sure it isn't some sort of export copy, then. Not sure whether or not these exist for trade PBs but I know that UK trade HCs have been issued in different formats in the past and the export copies don't have a price on the DJ, for example. Mr. Rabbit Trick will know this.

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Re: Full Dark, No Stars

Post by jhanic » Tue Nov 30, 2010 3:37 pm

A paperback doesn't have a dust jacket. Probably the only real difference between an export copy and a UK copy of a paperback may be a different printer. I doubt that would have any influence on the value of the book, unlike the hardcovers with the export dust jackets.

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Re: Full Dark, No Stars

Post by jimimck » Tue Nov 30, 2010 3:43 pm

Based on the only requirement for a 1st Edition UK Paperback being the "1" on the copyright page, I can confirm the ones available here are 1st Edition.

As John points out, no dustjacket to have price printed on. I didn't check if the paperback had a price printed on it anywhere however. Does anyone know if it should?

I've had one request for a copy, and will most likely sort that out next week. If anyone else is interested, and wants to try and receive before Christmas, let me know soon.

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Re: Full Dark, No Stars

Post by Mr. Rabbit Trick » Wed Dec 01, 2010 3:13 am

The paperback has a price printed above the barcode on the back cover.

The UK paperback ISBN is 978-1-444-71255-1

The Ozzie/NZ ISBN might be different.

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