Penguin Random House Buys Simon and Schuster

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


    STMSTS Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    Aug 30, 2016
    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

    Jan 3, 2003
    Andrew Timson
    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

    Apr 26, 2003
    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

    Dec 7, 2001
    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

    Mar 19, 2001
    Sunny California
    I'd buy it.