New SK Novel "Later" available for pre-sale

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Tried for a lettered but the page never had a buy button. I kept refreshing and they had no way to add it to the cart and yet now it's sold out. It would be one thing if I wasn't quick enough to get one but there was literally no way to even try and yet somehow it sold out.


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Had a signed copy in my basket but website would not let me complete then my basket went blank and empty. Even though I am in the UK. Ended up with an unsigned copy. :cry:
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On a vaguely related note - anyone else prefer the paperback DJ to the ones on these hardbacks? I'm actually pretty bummed about how the limited DJ turned out.
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Considering how many Stephen King books I have I’m surprised that I’m not a member of any specialist SK Fb fan site.
Anyway I got the email yesterday from Titan Books about the limited lettered and numbered editions of “Later” by Stephen King being released today.
Whilst I was able to buy a numbered copy through the publisher link to Forbidden Planet, the publisher’s own link to their site for the lettered edition didn’t work. There appears to have been some very peculiar blocks and access to enable purchasing of the lettered edition. I won’t say anything more until Titan have replied to me but watch this space.
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Definitely something not right was going on with the Lettered ordering page. I don't mind being beaten out on ordering if it's fair but this was definitely something unfair going on. Page was live but never saw a buy button. Kept refreshing and no buy button ever showed up then all of a sudden it was updated to say sold out. I missed out going for a numbered because I kept thinking the page would update with a buy button at some point would appear but it never did. If they wanted to limit who could buy the lettered they should have said so and been more transparent.
Just ranting because I'm annoyed. Terrible way to do business by them in my opinion.
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I wrote Titan Books at the beginning of August when I heard that they would be producing a signed limited. I received an email saying I would be placed on their limited edition newsletter that would give more specific information closer to the ordering day.

Yesterday I received notification that links would go live today. An hour before, I received links that were to go live at 11 ET. There was a link to Titan for the lettered. There were two links to Forbidden Planet (UK) and Another Universe (US) for the numbered and two other links for the hardcover. I decided to choose Another Planet being in the US. The link was inactive. At 10:59 I started refreshing the page (F5) every few seconds. A few seconds after 11 there was a link. I put one book in the cart and checked out.

Thinking to now try for a lettered I went to the Titan site, the only place with a link to the lettered. Nothing was live, I could not find a link. Thinking they were all spoken for I went back to the Another Universe link for the numbered. At 11:02 the link stated that there were no more copies available. That indicated to me that there was a VERY quick sell out.
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Yes, i was gunning for the numbered and signed edition. Sadly, a couple hours before it went live i noticed that they did not accept paypal which is my method of payment.
I don't have a credit card so i was a bit bummed by this, another dutch collector (bought from him before) reached out to me and offered to buy me the unsigned limited which i gladly accepted.

It was a complete mess from what i've seen on a couple forum/facebook groups, left a lot of people angry and ebay had one copy up for sale one hour after the link went live.
This was sold within twenty minutes for the sum of $700.

I missed out on the signed editions of FS The Shining, If It Bleeds and this one but next time i'll be ready for it.
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I think it was a complete mess to those who never got one. I got one and it was a complete pleasure.
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Just got an email from Forbidden Planet (The UK seller of LATER). Anyone else get something similar?

Frankly I'm just happy they're still processing my order, regardless of the date. But I was curious if it's just UK related or if US orders are impacted as well.


We have received an update from our supplier with a change to the release date of the following item:

----- 5070251 Later (Signed & Numbered Limited Collector's Edition Hardcover) - SIGNED x 1 (Pre-Order Date 15/04/2021)


Your order is still confirmed and will be processed upon arrival.
Please be aware you've not been charged, so if you wish to cancel, this can be done through Your Account section on our website. Account Link: https://forbiddenplanet.com/account/

Kind Regards

The Forbidden Planet Mail Order Team.
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Separate note from Titan


Dear Customers of Stephen King's Later: Limited Edition,

We have been informed by our shipping agent of an unfortunate delay to inventory reaching our warehouse.

Product had to be switched from one transit hub to a second, which has meant an unavoidable delay. Since the Covid-19 pandemic, and various subsequent global impacts, sadly this type of incident has become more commonplace.

We are also working out the most effective and reliable means of shipping these books to you once the product is in hand. If we select a courier or postal service we feel will be reliable in getting this book to you, we hope you understand this may mean timeframes may differ for different customers. Our objective is to get you your book as soon and as safely as possible. Please bear with us while we address these issues.

Our current estimated date to begin shipping to you is April 15, 2021.

You will be informed your order has shipped through our automated system.

Thank you

Sales Team
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