Star Wars Books Thread

Discussion in 'Star Wars' started by Mr Light, Feb 12, 2015.

  1. JD

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  2. Koric

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    Hey all,

    Polygon announces new Star Wars Legends Trade Paperback re-releases for the Star Wars Legends line....

    Be prepared to pay MORE for Trades and ebooks:

    https://www.polygon.com/star-wars/2...JIXzYLnQ346-33WBcVXRVhy727IEmPIl7lko85SsXVt9Q

    Tom Jung made a better cover for Heir to the Empire in 1991. This is now the FOURTH cover of the same novel, plus what happened to the TERRIBLY SPECTACULAR UGLY Thrawn inspired covers just done in 2016?

    Be prepared to pay MORE for the Trade Paperbacks in the deluxe format now for STAR WARS novels, and ebooks too from $7.99 to $11.99, this is NOT new. Gallery Books did this to Star Trek novels in 2017, ebooks increased from $6.99 to $11.99. Trade Paperbacks are over $25 now for the new format too.

    This is because STAR TREK novels and ebooks were sold from Pocket Books/Gallery to Random House. Random House is following Gallery Books model from 2017.

    Enjoy the PRICE HIKE for the same stories that may be LEGENDS. They are $4 to $5 CHEAPER in ebook right now.

    See if I am RIGHT, sadly. Grab the discounted books and ebooks while you can. At least by June 15th 2021.
    -Koric
     
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  3. The Wormhole

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    I am literally not bothered by this at all.
     
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  4. JD

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    Most books are going to trade paperbacks these days, so this is pretty much standard practice at this point. Even at $11.99 it's still cheaper than most DVDs, and for most people will probably take longer, so it's not that bad when it comes to money vs entertainment value.
     
  5. kirk55555

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    I'm glad I'm not really into ebooks. If I want an old Star Wars novel, I can buy pretty much any of them used for cheaper then the ebook price. Not so much comics, those get expensive when they're OOP, but I've yet to find a SW novel that got really expensive as it got older.
     
  6. fireproof78

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    I just use the library.
     
  7. JD

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    That's not unique to Star Wars books, it's true of pretty much all books. For me the convivence outweighs the cheapness of used books. With paper books, I still prefer to get them new if they're still in print. I know used books are cheaper, but they tend to not always be in the greatest shape, and I'm pretty picky about the condition of my books. And I know it's silly, but I get a little weirded out not knowing who's been reading a book before me. I have the same problem with library books. I'll go the used or library route if it's the only way, but it's usually a last resort.
     
  8. kirk55555

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    I can get that. It doesn't bother me, but I can see why it would bother some people. Pre-pandemic I went to the local public library's monthly sale of donated books/dvds/etc, so I have a lot of used books I got cheaply, and I'm just used to that.
     
  9. Campe

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    Limited room for media has made me go primarily digital. Collecting Making of and Art books for Star Wars is about it for me these days. With Spotify, haven't bought music in awhile and with 4K streaming, both in services and purchases, I have streamlined our physical movie collection considerably (even if I am now purchasing all of the Star Wars movies again... in 4K blu-ray... they're frikkin gorgeous!). I do buy Star Wars comic eBooks, primarily omnibus. I can and do also borrow ebooks from the library.
     
  10. JD

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    Yeah, I'm mostly digital with all of my media these days.
     
  11. Unicron

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    Decided to pick up the lightsaber book today. I think it might be a useful reference. I've always enjoyed the customization aspect.
     
  12. JD

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    I finished up the Rogue One novelization last night. I really enjoyed, my memory of the movie is a little fuzzy, but it did seem to have quite a few scenes I don't think were in the movie. It also really dove deep into the characters, which was nice.