Paperback version

Janny Wurts Chat Area: To Ride Hell's Chasm: Paperback version
   By Beth on Monday, December 13, 2004 - 11:55 pm: Edit Post

Anyone heard if/when this is going to be made available in paperback in the US?

I hate not having a Janny book in my collection.


:-)

Beth


   By Janny Wurts on Tuesday, December 14, 2004 - 11:16 am: Edit Post

Beth:

There will be a large format paperback (trade paperback) due out from Meisha Merlin in March.

NO PLANS at this time for mass market. So far, the trade edition is the only paperback for the USA, though you can get the mass market size from Great Britain.

The mass market paperback, in the USA, is plagued with the problem of "returns" wherein the book itself can be DESTROYED (cover torn off and returned by the shop) for full credit with the publisher - a wasteful practice, damaging to Everyone, that drives up the price of the book, to the consumer, and also, harms our environment. Though this releases the book shop from "risk" of stocking, it creates a right mess, in the long haul.

I would dearly LOVE to see the trade edition of Hell's Chasm become well established enough that I did not need to endorse a system that is badly in need of an overhaul...a complex issue, that has plagued the industry in recent years and is in need of an innovative step to relinquish.

Many readers who only buy mass market might well NOT KNOW that Hell's Chasm exists....which is a risk, but I can hope in this case that the story is strong enough to gradually infiltrate the mass awareness.

In future, there may be a platform for this story in that format - but not in the offing, at this time.


   By Blue on Tuesday, December 14, 2004 - 08:31 pm: Edit Post

I remember only too well, when working in a bookstore, about taking a pile of paperbacks that were "not selling" and having to rip the covers off, as well as do other damage to the book so it would not be attractive to "dumpster divers."

I asked why the books could not be recycled, and was informed that it would take too much effort. I also asked why, considering the problems libraries and anti-illiteracy campaigns are having with huge budget cuts, and was informed, again, that it would be too much trouble to deal with the tax credits. (!)

Gotta ease those "efforts" somehow, because the waste is just staggering.


   By Beth on Wednesday, December 15, 2004 - 09:40 am: Edit Post

Janny

Thank You for the response. I will look forward to the trade edition. I don't have a problem buying trades instead of mass market. Actually my Harry Potter books are the trade versions. I just can't afford the Hardback version in money or space.

I really hate that bookstores destroy books just to return them. At least donating them would help people out. Or recycling.

Beth


   By winter on Tuesday, July 12, 2005 - 03:39 pm: Edit Post

Funny, I held off buying the book because I was waiting for the cheaper trade paper. I thought I had ordered the trade paper last week, but when the book arrived it was a hardcover! I prefer a hardcover but it's funny since there wasn't even an option to get the hardcover. However my friend teased me for my latest "brick."


   By Janny Wurts on Friday, July 15, 2005 - 10:25 am: Edit Post

Meisha Merlin's trade paperback version is due out in August. There are still hardbounds left.

In the UK, there is a mass market paperback.


   By Sean Monahan on Sunday, July 17, 2005 - 03:14 pm: Edit Post

I had to go to 3 bookstores last week to find a copy of Meisha Merlin's hard cover. I had just finished the entire series over the previous two weeks, and needed to buy it asap. Is there not going to be another edition, or are they just selling off this one before they print the next?


   By Trys on Sunday, July 17, 2005 - 05:29 pm: Edit Post


quote:

Is there not going to be another edition, or are they just selling off this one before they print the next?


Sean,

Not sure what you are asking here. The Meisha Merlin edition of Traitor's Knot just came out.

Trys


   By Sean Monahan on Sunday, July 17, 2005 - 07:39 pm: Edit Post

I guess my confusion was with the wording "There are still hardbounds left", implying to me that they there weren't many left, and that weren't many left and when they were gone that would be it, however, I think I read into it far too much.


   By Hunter on Sunday, July 17, 2005 - 08:03 pm: Edit Post

It's very normal in book publishing to put out a hard cover edition or trade paper back (hard cover sized but with soft cover) first then release a mass market paperback (normal smaller size) some time later - anywhere from 6-12 months or more later.

From a business perspective, it's about supply and demand. Those that want the book will buy the initial release - which is usually more expensive - and then later the cheaper mass market to broaden the scope to those who don't want to pay premium for a book.


   By Trys on Monday, July 18, 2005 - 05:14 am: Edit Post


quote:

"There are still hardbounds left"


I believe Janny was referring to To Ride Hell's Chasm and maybe you were also. If so, sorry for my confusion. If not, TRHC is due out in trade paperback from Meisha Merlin in August.

Trys


   By Janny Wurts on Saturday, July 30, 2005 - 10:03 am: Edit Post

I just received my author's copies of the NEW trade paperback edition of To Ride Hell's Chasm - so, it should be appearing before too much longer....Lynn suggested two more weeks - I'd appreciate hearing if you see copies, and where.

And the artwork's been corrected.


   By Timothy on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 - 12:04 am: Edit Post

I got the trade paperback version of TRHC... And I enjoyed it quite a bit! The only thing I didn't quite understand was why the Efandi princess couldn't be healed by the Shamans of her country... but I'm glad I finally got to read this story!


   By Auna on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 - 02:50 pm: Edit Post

I can only guess that the shamans in that area didn't know how to do that type of healing, and they don't really interact with other groups of shamans to disseminate the information.


   By Beth Caudill on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 - 08:37 pm: Edit Post

I purchased it last week. I haven't opened it yet but plan to soon.

Beth


   By Kirsten Laurelle Wallace on Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 03:45 pm: Edit Post

Janny, I wasn't sure where to post this so I figured here was as good as anywhere else. I just finished reading "To Ride Hell's Chasm." It was excellant. It definitely gets to be numbered among one of my favorite books. Seriously, awesome job. :-)


   By Janny Wurts on Monday, March 14, 2011 - 08:07 pm: Edit Post

Hi Kirsten Laurelle Wallace - welcome here, this is indeed the place.

So sorry I was away for the weekend at the Mythic Faire in Baltimore, and didn't see your message until now!

Thanks so much for your lovely, enthusiastic post! What a lift to receive it upon my return home.


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