2021 books announced

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by GaryH, Sep 25, 2020.

  1. dupersuper

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    Mots great great great great great great great great grandchildren; keeping the dream alive!
     
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    Mot was Picard's barber in TNG (not that he had much work to do on that client). No reason to assume that Mr Mot himself isn't still around.
     
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  3. JD

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    Could it have already gone to a second printing, and they changed the size?
     
  4. dupersuper

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    We were talking about Burnhams hair in the 32nd century though...
     
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  5. Therin of Andor

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  6. Therin of Andor

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    Many Trek books go to a second printing even before the day of release. I recently had to rebuy the first "Picard" hardcover (left the first one on a train) and it's a fifth printing, even though it is from the first batch that store received.
     
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  7. Csalem

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    ^ Nice to see there is enough demand out there for Trek books that they were up to fifth reprint. I imagine too a good proportion of the readers were new readers too which is also a good sign.
     
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  8. Defcon

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    While multiple printings in a short time probably is a good sign, since it clearly indicates that the initial demand was underestimanted, it isn't necassarily a good indicator how much units were sold.

    If each printing has just a small numbers of books printed it still could sell less units than a book still in first printing with a much higher initial number of books printed. And somehow I would guess these days printing batchs of Star Trek books are on the samller side.
     
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  9. David cgc

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    There might also be a logistical element. Given the backlogs in printing due to the pandemic, would several smaller simultaneous printings at different factories count as different printings on the copyright information page, where there'd usually be a larger batch ordered from one factory under normal circumstances?
     
  10. Therin of Andor

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    True.

    The publisher is alerted that pre-orders to distributors have already outstripped the initial print-run estimate, and ups the order to the printer. Keeping the presses rolling ends up being cheaper and means that stores can honour their own pre-orders.

    Many readers have reported (since at least the "New Frontier: Stone and Anvil" hardcover, which had a bonus CD of audio books inside only the first printing) that on the day of official release, some hardcovers and first-release trade PBs received by stores are already marked as "second printing".
     
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  11. Csalem

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    Were the audio books or PDFs of the all the NF stories prior to that one. Pretty sure I have the CD somewhere but dunno if I ever loaded it. If they are PDFs they would be my first ebooks :)
     
  12. Christopher

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    The bonus CD contained PDF e-books of the first 12 volumes, not audiobooks.
     
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    The one with the PDF copies of the earlier books was Stone and Anvil, which is how I started reading New Frontier. Did Restoration have anything extra in its first edition, too?
     
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    I don't think so. Certainly not audiobooks. Come to think of it, since it takes something like 6-8 CDs to hold a single unabridged audio novel, there's no way you could fit a dozen or more onto one CD.
     
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    They (the modern, unabridged ones) only take up to 450 MBs on my phone when I download them via Storytel. (Still, fitting more than 1 on a CD would be hard if not impossible.)
     
  16. Christopher

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    Even so, we're talking about a release from 2003. Of course, back then they only infrequently did audiobooks, and they were heavily abridged. I don't recall if they ever did any NF audiobooks, but I don't think so.
     
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    The first four volumes, and Restoration, received the audiobook treatment. The original set makes sense. Restoration, not so much.
     
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    I mean, Restoration was the first NF hardback, I can see how it would make sense for it to get a special bonus.
     
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    I think "Stone and Anvil" got an audiobook too, which also makes sense, since not only was it a hardcover, it was part of the big New Frontier event month with three books being released, making up for the long delay after the cliffhanger of "Being Human."
     
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