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Old June 10 2012, 01:44 AM   #61
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Re: Star Trek Vanguard: In Tempest's wake by Dayton Ward

I don't see why, the comics with the code in the back are still the same price.
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Old June 10 2012, 01:54 AM   #62
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But, as I said earlier, I had no idea the costs into publishing novella's on paper (even as a collected set) was so expensive.
It's not that it costs a lot to print them, it's just that it wouldn't be profitable because there's no print market for such short books anymore. Book buyers have become accustomed to getting tomes that are at least 300 pages long, and interest in shorter books has dried up. Also, bookstores prefer ordering books that have higher price points so that they can make more profit from them, and that's contributed to the pressure for longer books.
I'm going to throw out a wild and crazy idea.

Print-On-Demand.

The costs on POD have come down rather dramatically in the last decade. It might be a viable option for collectors or readers who absolutely have to have a dead-tree format. They'd pay a premium, true; The Struggle Within (to pull a recent example) might cost $9.99 or $12.99.

To bring this back to Star Trek literature, this would be shades of Strangers from the Sky. Everyone in the book is reading Strangers from the Sky on their eBook readers, but Kirk, because he likes the feel of physical things, has a POD version of the book made.
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Old June 10 2012, 05:20 PM   #63
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I'm going to throw out a wild and crazy idea.

Print-On-Demand.
So wild and crazy that I talked about it in 3-4 posts preceding yours .
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Old June 11 2012, 03:31 PM   #64
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I'm going to throw out a wild and crazy idea.

Print-On-Demand.
So wild and crazy that I talked about it in 3-4 posts preceding yours .
It's only wild and crazy because Allyn mentioned it. You just aren't wild or crazy enough.

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Old June 15 2012, 03:37 AM   #65
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Apparently "soon" is "now. I just downloaded Scalzi's Redshirts from B&N.com to the Nook for PC application, and it's DRM free.

Nice!
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Old June 15 2012, 01:25 PM   #66
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Apparently "soon" is "now. I just downloaded Scalzi's Redshirts from B&N.com to the Nook for PC application, and it's DRM free.
Scalzi's book was a special early exception (and even then retailers took a few days after release to get the note). We don't have an exact date for the rest of their catalog; I think the estimate is "late July".
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Old September 2 2012, 05:48 AM   #67
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While this isn't the original thread for the ebook, I thought I'd reuse this one since it has the better title. The Simon & Schuster page now has the cover:



And StarTrek.com posted the synopsis:

The U.S.S. Enterprise and other starships that participated in the final battle in the Taurus Reach have been remanded to a remote starbase. While evacuees from the station are processed and the ships repaired, restocked, and re-staffed as needed, Captain James T. Kirk is ordered to report to Admiral Heihachiro Nogura, Starbase 47’s second and final commanding officer. Through flashbacks intercut with the ongoing conversation between Kirk and Nogura, the Enterprise’s involvement in the last days of Operation Vanguard—and the conflict between Starfleet and Tholian forces at Starbase 47—is now told from the perspective of Kirk and his crew.

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Old September 2 2012, 06:59 AM   #68
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As much as I loved the saga of Vanguard, it was their story, not Kirk's. This feels like "These Are The Voyages". The final word being given over to a guest star.

I hope I'm wrong but this just feels wrong, based on the blurb.
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Old September 2 2012, 04:05 PM   #69
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Re: Star Trek Vanguard: In Tempest's wake by Dayton Ward

Kirk and crew did guest star in the first book
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Old September 2 2012, 07:56 PM   #70
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Notably if I remember things correctly the author did prefer for it to be seen as a TOS story, so the Vanguard labeling is possibly marketing's doing.
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Old September 2 2012, 09:27 PM   #71
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I do not see a problem with thos from a historical POV.
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Old September 3 2012, 05:17 PM   #72
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Notably if I remember things correctly the author did prefer for it to be seen as a TOS story, so the Vanguard labeling is possibly marketing's doing.
Yeah, he said that it was supposed to be changed to TOS at some point. Apparently someone must have changed their mind. I get the feeling that this isn't really meant to be the last Vanguard story so much as an epilogue that ties it into TOS a little more.
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Old September 3 2012, 10:46 PM   #73
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That will be cool gives me a chance to reread the other books.
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Old September 4 2012, 09:03 AM   #74
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^The cover makes for a cool new Avatar
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Old September 5 2012, 09:29 PM   #75
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I know right also turned it into wallpaper on my nook color
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