Bachman Books

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Bachman Books

Post by KeatsJ1964 » Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:48 am

Was the Bachman Books only printed as a BCE?



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Re: Bachman Books

Post by talisman » Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:41 pm

Yes. I wish this site tracked value on it.

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Re: Bachman Books

Post by mulleins » Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:43 pm

No....Bachman Books first print hardcover by NAL (New American Library) is out there. It has a full number line of 10987654321 and $19.95 price printed on jacket. It's hard to locate copies in any condition of the first print hardcover. PLUME paperback also released a first edition paperback with full number line.

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Re: Bachman Books

Post by CHEROKEEBRUCE » Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:00 pm

The Bachman Books was 1st published in Oct 1985 in two states a large size paperback $9.95 (300,000 copies) & a hardcover $19.95 (25,000 copies) most stores only carried the soft cover due to price. In fact in the back of the soft cover edition there was an ad asking you to mail in to get a " Special Hardcover Collector's Edition" $19.95 plus $1.50 postage or buy from your local bookstore I assume they would order it for you.
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The U.K.hardcover was published in 1986.
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Unlike the U.S. edition the U.K. did not reproduce the cover art of the paperbacks.

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Re: Bachman Books

Post by jhanic » Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:03 am

My notes say a total of 15,000 first edition hardcover copies were done. It's one of the scarcer King trade edition hardcovers.

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Re: Bachman Books

Post by CHEROKEEBRUCE » Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:06 am

I use the 25,000 copies number based on the letter that came with the advance reading copy along with a loose wrap-around dust jacket.
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