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    One copy was also missing BJF's signature (Rare variation!!!)
    At first I thought maybe I signed with invisible ink, but I'm now leaning toward the theory that an elf under the age of 4 was in my office while the sheets were on my desk and some the piles got moved around. Drop me a line at brianfreeman@cemeterydance.com and we'll get that fixed for you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian James Freeman View Post
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    Noticed something interesting: I got two copies of Reading Stephen King and was surprised to see that the signatures were in different orders and even different color inks in the two copies. This is the first time I've ended up with multiple copies of a multi-signature book -- is this common in that type of situation? I guess I always imagined the sheets making their away around in a big group and ending up looking pretty much the same.
    The authors sometimes change where they sign on the page as they move through the stack, which can lead to everyone being in a different place by the last sheet. It kind of slows the signing process down, though, so many authors frown at those who do that.

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    One copy was also missing BJF's signature (Rare variation!!!)
    At first I thought maybe I signed with invisible ink, but I'm now leaning toward the theory that an elf under the age of 4 was in my office while the sheets were on my desk and some the piles got moved around. Drop me a line at brianfreeman@cemeterydance.com and we'll get that fixed for you!

    Brian
    Any date on the Lettered copy Brian?
    "A real limited edition, far from being an expensive autograph stapled to a novel, is a treasure. And like all treasures do, it transforms the responsible owner into a caretaker, and being a caretaker of something as fragile and easily destroyed as ideas and images is not a bad thing but a good one...and so is the re-evaluation of what books are and what they do that necessarily follows." - Stephen King

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    Any photos of this? Would be fun to see 😄

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    Quote Originally Posted by stroppygoblin View Post
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    Noticed something interesting: I got two copies of Reading Stephen King and was surprised to see that the signatures were in different orders and even different color inks in the two copies. This is the first time I've ended up with multiple copies of a multi-signature book -- is this common in that type of situation? I guess I always imagined the sheets making their away around in a big group and ending up looking pretty much the same.
    The authors sometimes change where they sign on the page as they move through the stack, which can lead to everyone being in a different place by the last sheet. It kind of slows the signing process down, though, so many authors frown at those who do that.

    Quote Originally Posted by jsweet View Post
    One copy was also missing BJF's signature (Rare variation!!!)
    At first I thought maybe I signed with invisible ink, but I'm now leaning toward the theory that an elf under the age of 4 was in my office while the sheets were on my desk and some the piles got moved around. Drop me a line at brianfreeman@cemeterydance.com and we'll get that fixed for you!

    Brian
    Any date on the Lettered copy Brian?
    It's on the list. I have a handful of lettered editions to ship that I'm hoping I can get to in January.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilja View Post
    Any photos of this? Would be fun to see 😄

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    Yeah, Me too!

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    Noticed something interesting: I got two copies of Reading Stephen King and was surprised to see that the signatures were in different orders and even different color inks in the two copies. This is the first time I've ended up with multiple copies of a multi-signature book -- is this common in that type of situation? I guess I always imagined the sheets making their away around in a big group and ending up looking pretty much the same.
    The authors sometimes change where they sign on the page as they move through the stack, which can lead to everyone being in a different place by the last sheet. It kind of slows the signing process down, though, so many authors frown at those who do that.

    Quote Originally Posted by jsweet View Post
    One copy was also missing BJF's signature (Rare variation!!!)
    At first I thought maybe I signed with invisible ink, but I'm now leaning toward the theory that an elf under the age of 4 was in my office while the sheets were on my desk and some the piles got moved around. Drop me a line at brianfreeman@cemeterydance.com and we'll get that fixed for you!

    Brian
    Any date on the Lettered copy Brian?
    It's on the list. I have a handful of lettered editions to ship that I'm hoping I can get to in January.
    Thanks Dan!
    "A real limited edition, far from being an expensive autograph stapled to a novel, is a treasure. And like all treasures do, it transforms the responsible owner into a caretaker, and being a caretaker of something as fragile and easily destroyed as ideas and images is not a bad thing but a good one...and so is the re-evaluation of what books are and what they do that necessarily follows." - Stephen King

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bev Vincent View Post
    If there is no specific place for an individual's signature, then I sometimes sign in different places. In once case recently, there were a lot of people having to sign on a single sheet, so space was limited. Previous signers left gaps between signatures on some sheets and not on others. So I sometimes filled in the gap to make sure there would be space for everyone signing later in the process.

    All it takes is one rogue signer to break the pattern and chaos ensues...
    There is also at least one copy out there signed TWICE by Bev Vincent! I saw it with my own eyes while signing. Good hunting, collectors!

    Brian

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichardX View Post
    Are the new McCammon books still on track for the end of this year?
    They're wrapping up at the printer today, but we probably won't have them in the warehouse until January due to the holiday.

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    Maybe it's just me but I always thought the free-for-all pages looked messy compared to something like this:



    But it's certainly not going to stop me from buying a book I want and there may be practical reasons from a publisher's or author's perspective for doing the FFA that I'm not privy to.

    That said, I like odd stuff and would get a kick out of a double-signed page, or a page where something unusual was done (a signature in another author's signature or something).

    Also, does anyone else have books with multiple signatures and some are WAY larger than others? I wonder, does the author with the big signature think they that deserve to have a bigger place on the page - like, they get the sheet to sign and look at the other signatures and think "well I better make mine bigger than all those ones"? Or, maybe more likely, the most famous author gets them first and signs them in whatever we he or she wants and then the others sign smaller? There's one in particular that I can't think of right now where there's two ordered columns until about halfway down, and then a huge signature by one of the better-known contributors...
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    Actually, the most famous author would likely get them last. They are less likely to go missing that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Br!an View Post
    Actually, the most famous author would likely get them last. They are less likely to go missing that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lotuz View Post
    Maybe it's just me but I always thought the free-for-all pages looked messy compared to something like this:

    It's my preference, too, but it's only possible when we're 100% sure of who will be able to sign when the sheets are printed. If someone is a "maybe" and then it turns out they cannot sign, we hate the idea of having a blank line with their name there in the final book. It guarantees that A) we get calls and emails about why the person was "missed" and B) it draws attention to the person who was unable to sign and they get the same questions.

    So unless we're 100% sure, we go with "yearbook" style signing sheets. But yeah, that's not my preference. I like the clean look of the named lines.

    Quote Originally Posted by lotuz View Post
    That said, I like odd stuff and would get a kick out of a double-signed page, or a page where something unusual was done (a signature in another author's signature or something).

    Also, does anyone else have books with multiple signatures and some are WAY larger than others? I wonder, does the author with the big signature think they that deserve to have a bigger place on the page - like, they get the sheet to sign and look at the other signatures and think "well I better make mine bigger than all those ones"? Or, maybe more likely, the most famous author gets them first and signs them in whatever we he or she wants and then the others sign smaller? There's one in particular that I can't think of right now where there's two ordered columns until about halfway down, and then a huge signature by one of the better-known contributors...
    We're trying to do a better job of letting the authors know how many people are signing each sheet, so they can space themselves out appropriately, but sometimes you see signatures clumped together in one part of the sheet (people trying to leave room for a lot of other signers) and then a few big signatures from the last signers trying to fill space.

    And some authors just sign BIG. It might be easier on their wrists depending on their signature. I'm not sure.

    There is one author who shall remain nameless (because I've forgotten who it is now -- ha!) who ALWAYS shoved his signature into the highest spot on the sheet, even if he was the last one to sign and there was really no room there and he was signing by the crop marks and his name was going to be partially trimmed off. Didn't matter. HAD to be the highest signature in the book!

    Brian

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    I remember signing Borderlands 5 -- not only did they have designated spots for each author's signature (also my preference), the sheets came with a cutout "size template" that you put over the line and your signature had to fit within the box!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian James Freeman View Post

    It's my preference, too, but it's only possible when we're 100% sure of who will be able to sign when the sheets are printed. If someone is a "maybe" and then it turns out they cannot sign, we hate the idea of having a blank line with their name there in the final book. It guarantees that A) we get calls and emails about why the person was "missed" and B) it draws attention to the person who was unable to sign and they get the same questions.

    So unless we're 100% sure, we go with "yearbook" style signing sheets. But yeah, that's not my preference. I like the clean look of the named lines.

    ...

    We're trying to do a better job of letting the authors know how many people are signing each sheet, so they can space themselves out appropriately, but sometimes you see signatures clumped together in one part of the sheet (people trying to leave room for a lot of other signers) and then a few big signatures from the last signers trying to fill space.

    And some authors just sign BIG. It might be easier on their wrists depending on their signature. I'm not sure.

    There is one author who shall remain nameless (because I've forgotten who it is now -- ha!) who ALWAYS shoved his signature into the highest spot on the sheet, even if he was the last one to sign and there was really no room there and he was signing by the crop marks and his name was going to be partially trimmed off. Didn't matter. HAD to be the highest signature in the book!

    Brian
    Interesting! I assumed that there were reasons for these things that I'm just unaware of and it's neat to hear it from a publisher how this actually works.

    Also please don't take my post as a criticism directed toward CD, this was just the thread that made me think about it. I think I'm going to make a new thread for multiply-signed books. There are some cool ones out there and I'd love to see people post and comment on their favorites...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bev Vincent View Post
    I remember signing Borderlands 5 -- not only did they have designated spots for each author's signature (also my preference), the sheets came with a cutout "size template" that you put over the line and your signature had to fit within the box!
    Ha! I'd be curious to look at Borderlands 1-4 and see if there were one or more offending authors they tried to head off at the pass
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    Did CD offer a Remarque on the forthcoming Sleeping Beauties? Iíve started putting together a collection of remarqued gift editions. Just curious...
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    Quote Originally Posted by andyg75 View Post
    Did CD offer a Remarque on the forthcoming Sleeping Beauties? Iíve started putting together a collection of remarqued gift editions. Just curious...
    I do not believe we've offered remarques for that one yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanHocker View Post
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    Did CD offer a Remarque on the forthcoming Sleeping Beauties? Iíve started putting together a collection of remarqued gift editions. Just curious...
    I do not believe we've offered remarques for that one yet.
    "Yet"? I like the sound of that

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanHocker View Post
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    Did CD offer a Remarque on the forthcoming Sleeping Beauties? Iíve started putting together a collection of remarqued gift editions. Just curious...
    I do not believe we've offered remarques for that one yet.
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    Did CD offer a Remarque on the forthcoming Sleeping Beauties? Iíve started putting together a collection of remarqued gift editions. Just curious...
    I do not believe we've offered remarques for that one yet.
    "Yet"? I like the sound of that
    I say "yet" because I don't actually know what the plans are on that front and don't want to say anything definite. You'd have to try and pry the info out of Brian.

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    Whatís the timing on the Sleeping Beauties S/L?

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    Quote Originally Posted by _PCC_ View Post
    Whatís the timing on the Sleeping Beauties S/L?
    I'm not 100% sure yet. Once we have the last thing we're waiting on, I'll have a much better idea, hopefully!

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    Brian,

    Is there a more definite publication date for Night Shift than what is available on the production update?

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    Brian, I sent you an email with a couple of inquires
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben Mears View Post
    Is there a more definite publication date for Night Shift than what is available on the production update?
    Not that I have yet, but I'll post something when I know more!

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    For those interested, He'll Come Knocking at Your Door and Tales from Greystone Bay will star shipping on Thursday.

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