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#1 2012-10-09 23:47:46

Blue&Green
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Shadowheart Mass-Market Paperback (format A)?

Hello, everyone. So I decided to finally buy the Shadowmarch series, only it appears that the last book isn't available in Mass-Market Paperback yet -- only in Format C, which is trade. Or am I wrong here? I'll admit I could be but I've searched all over now and didn't find it anywhere I've looked.

It's sort of weird because it's been two (or more?) years since the book came out, so I would've thought that they'd had it in Mass Market by now (most take a year and a few months). If this is the case, anyone know when it will be available in Format A?

Only reason I ask is because I really hate to have three in Format A and then one in C. I'd settle for Format B even but it doesn't appear it's out in that either.

 

#2 2012-10-10 12:09:40

Aan`allein
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Re: Shadowheart Mass-Market Paperback (format A)?

Amazon says it'll be released next month, November 6th. Don't know why they waited so long - might be random, might be marketing; I've seen other instances of the final volume of a series taking longer than usual to be published in paperback.


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#3 2012-10-18 22:24:31

Blue&Green
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Re: Shadowheart Mass-Market Paperback (format A)?

Ah, thanks. Did not see that.

A months wait ain't so bad.

 

#4 2012-10-18 23:39:21

Olaf
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Re: Shadowheart Mass-Market Paperback (format A)?

Well, it follows the pattern set by the other books.

A year after hardcover publication, Daw publishes the large format trade paperback, a year after that follows the small format mass-market paperback. For SHADOWHEART this means Nov. 2010 (hc), Nov. 2011 (trade paperback) and Nov. 2012 (mass-market).


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#5 2012-10-19 02:30:42

Blue&Green
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Re: Shadowheart Mass-Market Paperback (format A)?

Olaf wrote:

Well, it follows the pattern set by the other books.

A year after hardcover publication, Daw publishes the large format trade paperback, a year after that follows the small format mass-market paperback. For SHADOWHEART this means Nov. 2010 (hc), Nov. 2011 (trade paperback) and Nov. 2012 (mass-market).

So it's a Daw thing then? Didn't know.

I did end up find a format b version, but that was the UK version only -- and a different publisher.

 

#6 2012-11-09 12:11:22

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Re: Shadowheart Mass-Market Paperback (format A)?

And Deb just posted on fb that it is out today.


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#7 2012-11-09 17:57:22

Blue&Green
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Re: Shadowheart Mass-Market Paperback (format A)?

ylvs wrote:

And Deb just posted on fb that it is out today.

Just ordered it. And just in time too, because I was really getting tired of looking at those three nice small books in a row and that one huge trade paperback next to it. :/

 

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