[Book] Star Wars: A New Dawn

Discussion in 'Espionage Report' started by Buzz Bumble, Sep 19, 2014.

  1. Buzz Bumble

    Buzz Bumble Furry Ewok

    This week's junk email from Del Ray Books contained a letter from the autor of Star Wars: A New Dawn and a link to read the first 50 pages of the book online.


     
  2. Jedi Daniel

    Jedi Daniel Geek Jedi

    Looking forward to reading this but I'll have to wait until it's out in paperback.
     
  3. Buzz Bumble

    Buzz Bumble Furry Ewok

    I have never understood nor been able to find out (despite knowing people in the publishing industry!) why they simply don't release the hard back and paperback at the same time ... just another ridiculously silly management decision, same as Hasbro's idea of short-packing some figures. :(
     
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  4. Jedi Daniel

    Jedi Daniel Geek Jedi

    I just got confirmation from DelRay that it'll be out in paperback next Summer (In the US).
     
  5. Buzz Bumble

    Buzz Bumble Furry Ewok

    Another weird thing is the pricing - why is the US edition of the novels usually cheaper than the UK edition?? Is it just greed by the different publishers?
     
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  6. Jedi Daniel

    Jedi Daniel Geek Jedi

    Most likely, gouge out as much as possible. Books in Australia are ridiculously expensive so I just import.
     
  7. Buzz Bumble

    Buzz Bumble Furry Ewok

    Books (and pretty much everything else) are expensive here in New Zealand too, but the real problem is that none of the bookshop chains actually stock the Star Wars novels any more. :(

    I now get them from BookDespository.co.uk which has free shipping, but you do "get what you pay for" since they're shipped in a barely padded paper envelope, which means if the books sometimes get slight dings / dents and if it gets left in the letterbox it may well get wet on rainy day.

    Possibly one glint of light at the end of the tunnel is that Penguin Books has recently bought up Random House. Since I know someone who works at Penguin Books, and Random House distributes (supposedly) the Star Wars novels here, I may be able to get the Star Wars novels direct from them (as I do with most of the Dorling Kindersley books which are distributed by Penguin Books).
     
  8. Jedi Daniel

    Jedi Daniel Geek Jedi

    My local bookstore doesn't stock much Star Wars stuff either. I then have to order it in through them, which is obviously more expensive since they are the middle man. I just order from Book Depository now also. I've had a couple of books arrived dented and I've contacted them, they shipped out another one free of charge.
     

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