Here are three updates for today:
* The approval copies of the Gift Edition of Faithful by Stewart O’Nan and Stephen King have arrived and look terrific. The slipcase maker has completed the slipcases for the Gift Edition and they’re headed to the printer. The printer will be slipcasing the books by hand and then shrink-wrapping them individually to add a layer of protection for packing and shipping the books. I’ll post an expected ship date as soon as I have it.
Here are some quick “sneak peek” photos of the Gift Edition and the slipcase:
I’ll post a full photo gallery down the road.
* The traycase maker for the Limited Edition had to make some sizing tweaks to the prototype traycase, but he should have a new prototype done next week and the Limited Edition should still ship to collectors in January.
* As noted last time, the Lettered Edition will be housed in a special deluxe case, each one made by hand for the actual hand-bound book it will hold, so those cases won’t get started until late December (when the case maker has the finished books to get the sizing perfect) and will take a few months to complete due to the intricate details that have to created by hand.
As a reminder, this special edition is being published to benefit The Haven Foundation and organizations that promote cancer care and research. The Haven Foundation gives financial assistance to provide temporary support needed to safeguard and sustain the careers of established freelance artists. Stewart O’Nan and Stephen King also support cancer care and research organizations such as The Jimmy Fund in Boston, Massachusetts.
Available For Preorder From These Independent Booksellers:
• Cemetery Dance Publications — $85.00
• PS Publishing (UK and Europe) — £55.00
• Camelot Books — $85.00
• The Overlook Connection — $85.00 and they also still have the Limited Edition for $225
• Bad Moon Books — $90.00
• Dark Hollow Books — email for details
• Ziesings.com — email for details
• Betts Books — email for details
• Wrigley-Cross Books — email for details