Penguin Random House Buys Simon and Schuster

Discussion in 'Trek Literature' started by Smiley, Nov 25, 2020.

  1. STMSTS

    STMSTS Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Wondering what the sales were like on the TMP novelization reissue? I could see a TPB anniversary edition for Vonda McIntyre’s TWOK novel.
     
  2. ATimson

    ATimson Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Not that cheap, seeing as how they sprang for new cover art. Between new cover art and new layout, I know which one's probably going have a bigger impact on sales...
     
  3. Brendan Moody

    Brendan Moody Vice Admiral Admiral

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    That they could have been done even more cheaply doesn’t mean that they weren’t done on the cheap, especially given the likely costs-to-profits ratio of a couple fairly generic cover designs versus all-new layouts. (Personally I would have been more likely to buy them based on new layouts than on new covers, but I won’t try to argue that I’m a representative consumer on that point.)
     
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  4. Stevil2001

    Stevil2001 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Hah, I forgot about that. I guess we are getting higher-priced reprints! Was that re-typeset?\

    If they do re-issue Wrath of Khan, maybe I will finally buy it. It and into Darkness are the only film novels I don't own.
     
  5. Indysolo

    Indysolo Commodore Commodore

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    I'd buy it.