I remember seeing a few people mention that they really wanted stormed fortress in hard cover. I came across this on ebay and thought i should share.
I admit, I can't really believe that entry. ;) I'm pretty sure a hardback edition of Stormed Fortress was never printed, else I'd've bought it!
But what I really want is a hardback US edition. If I can't have one of Janny's portraits on the cover.. it's already non-matchy enough that the format can't bug me either.
The only HC of SF was a British book club edition.
Was there a book club edition this time? I thought I'd remembered complaining at the time that there wasn't even going to be a hardcover for the book clubs with Stormed Fortress.
I ordered one over the weekend. Gentleman assured me it was a hardback BCA (Book Club Edition). Unfortunately it won't be here for DragonCon...
Might be when I get back. With shipping it came to $20 and some change.
I have seen before on the SF book club website for Britain but they do not ship to United States...
As the Gryphon indicates, if there was a US hard cover, I sure never found it.
Mentioned elsewhere that I own a UK Book Club edition of Stormed Fortress (not bragging, etc.; just want to offer you proof that it does exist, Lyssa). And yes Wayne, I:
1) had to have a friend in London order it from Amazon UK because they wouldn't ship it here, and
2) paid plenty for it to take a boat ride across the pond.
On the up side; it's WORTH it! ;-)
Well, I am packed for DragonCon -
Just a side note for you all to cross your fingers...I petitioned AGAIN for a hardback release when Stormed Fortress comes to the USA - it's a long shot...but given how many hardback collectors we have going here, it's worth asking...so - dream it!
Next, I started the painting I "would have done" if there had been a US hardback - IF and this is longshot - IF London ever did come through - I could print a "jacket" to match the US collection on our large format printer. If you covered it with a book protector - bingo. It would be print quality, acid free paper, for about cost of a print.
That is my dream plan for the moment...
NOTE if you are going to DragonCon I have a LIMITED NUMBER of Stormed Fortress paperbacks, imported, at my sale table.
Yes, there was ONLY a British book club edition - cheaper paper, smaller size than the tradepaperback or your usual hardback, but hardback.
Janny - just de-lurking to say that you are a wonderful person. You are always ready and willing to go just that one step farther for your fans.
*Echos Double P's sentiments*
And have a good time at DragonCon (wish I was going!).
Back from DragonCon!!
I was great again visiting with Don and Janny and everyone else that stopped by their table in the artshow.
Can't wait until next year!!
Thanks for the compliment, PurplePenny -
and just a note to say we are back in one piece, that it was a great con, Wayne's help was invaluable, and before you ask, yes, the copies of Stormed Fortress sold out.
I think all the usual suspects must have followed you to DragonCon but forgot their way home, oh talespinner; 'tis way too quiet in here.
*Checks to make sure the Gryphon is occupied elsewhere, then begins making a racket*
Awake! Fear, fire, foes...oh, oops, wrong author! ;-).
Quiet for me, because (rarely) I caught a sniffle and brought it home from the con. Also because Don snorted coffee at his computer and kept having to borrow my keyboard...life happens. I didn't ask what he was watching.
Today I am feeling human again - if anyone feels the need to stir up some noise, be my guest.
I could, you know, post just the most eye popping sort of sneak peak....well. Just how MUCH controversy do you wish to explode?
*Waits with hushed expectation, after securing his eyes*
Yes please! Got my glasses on so they should stop my eyes from going to far
(Argh - spotted the typo just as I posted .... "too far")
I would like to explode as much controversy as you wish. In fact, I am quivering with anticipation and am expecting to throughly enjoy being led down the primrose path.
throughly - thoroughly. I miss spell check! Too much anticipation is not always a good thing.