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Old August 24 2010, 07:29 PM   #1
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Reap The Whirlwind - Trade Paperback?

I noticed that Reap The Whirlwind is being re-released in September as a trade paperback. Does anyone know why this specific book is not being released as a mass market paperback. It's the only Vanguard book released in this format and being listed at $24!
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Old August 24 2010, 07:31 PM   #2
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Re: Reap The Whirlwind - Trade Paperback?

Did they say this was an amazon mistake? I think I head that at Shore Leave. Could be wrong though.
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Old August 24 2010, 11:10 PM   #3
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Re: Reap The Whirlwind - Trade Paperback?

^ That's an Amazon.com error. Ignore it. Sadly, Reap the Whirlwind remains stubbornly out of print in paperback, and is likely to remain so.
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Old August 24 2010, 11:18 PM   #4
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Re: Reap The Whirlwind - Trade Paperback?

It's also on Simon and Schuster, along with a bunch of other older Trek books.
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Old August 25 2010, 04:19 AM   #5
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^ It's still not actually happening, as far as I know. Believe me, I wish it were.
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Old August 25 2010, 04:40 AM   #6
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Re: Reap The Whirlwind - Trade Paperback?

Part of the problem in going to the connected story format is that earlier books may not be in print thus preventing someone from picking up the other books in the series. It's similar to the arc based storytelling of B5 or NuBSG, You may be able to miss an episode here or there but if you don't see specific episodes you may not want or be able to follow it. Hopefully with e-books fewer books will be out of print. It's very early in the time of e-books. Nothing is guaranteed.
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Old August 26 2010, 09:01 PM   #7
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Re: Reap The Whirlwind - Trade Paperback?

David Mack wrote: View Post
^ Sadly, Reap the Whirlwind remains stubbornly out of print in paperback, and is likely to remain so.
Which is just sooo wrong as it is the best Star Trek book ever!
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Old August 28 2010, 04:02 PM   #8
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Re: Reap The Whirlwind - Trade Paperback?

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^ That's an Amazon.com error. Ignore it. Sadly, Reap the Whirlwind remains stubbornly out of print in paperback, and is likely to remain so.
Why is that?
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Old August 28 2010, 04:48 PM   #9
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Re: Reap The Whirlwind - Trade Paperback?

^ It's a long story, and even I don't understand why it can't be fixed. It has something to do with an error regarding either the book's ISBN number or a glitch in the S&S reordering system for retailers. Either way, retailers' requests for the book were not filled, the warehoused copies are gone, and no more are being printed, despite demand and the fact that it's part of an ongoing series.
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Old August 29 2010, 05:09 AM   #10
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Re: Reap The Whirlwind - Trade Paperback?

Sad, dude. At least the ebooks can't go out of print, right?
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Old August 29 2010, 03:19 PM   #11
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Re: Reap The Whirlwind - Trade Paperback?

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Sad, dude. At least the ebooks can't go out of print, right?
I'm no expert but I think 99% of the reasons a book would be out of print don't apply to ebooks, but a ISBN screw up like that would probably stop ebooks too
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Old August 29 2010, 05:04 PM   #12
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^ Well it hasn't - you go to amazon, you search for it, the Kindle version is right there and easy to buy.
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Old September 1 2010, 07:18 PM   #13
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Perhaps it's time for a Vanguard omnibus in trade paperback collecting the first three novels?
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Old September 1 2010, 10:23 PM   #14
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I don't know why, but I was just on S&S the other day, and they added a bunch more listings for old books as TPBs. Does anyone have any idea why they keep doing this?
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Old September 2 2010, 02:15 AM   #15
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Re: Reap The Whirlwind - Trade Paperback?

Now that I'm reading the series - from start to finish - I'm almost ready for this one. I guess I was hopeful something would change at the publisher. So that I could avoid the e-book. In the meantime, I'm stalking used bookstores (who are drying up in this economy).

I assume any publisher can get around any ISBN problems. That is if they want to. I was wondering if the Vanguard series is considered complete with Precipice? If not, would it not make sense for the publisher to want to re-issue the above suggested omnibus upon release of book 6?

Who might a reader write a polite letter to encourage the process?
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