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    • CommentAuthorSiananna
    • CommentTimeNov 12th 2009
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    Got my copy yesterday and have brought it to work with me too. My chap has turned into Warren Ellis widow, but I've promised he can read it after me. Thanks Mr E. What a brilliant idea.
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    My chap has turned into Warren Ellis widow

    Excellent.
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      CommentAuthorDoctor_Six
    • CommentTimeNov 12th 2009
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    Got mine.

    Pleasantly surprised by the quality of the book. Paper stock very smooth and white. Cover card thicker and glossier than expected.

    It's a proper book.

    Maximum respect to POD!
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      CommentAuthorizenmania
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2009
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    There is a mysterious two-book-sized package on my desk from Lulu. Oh what could it beeeeee...
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      CommentAuthorm3t4lfi3nd
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2009
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    Cool. Will have to get!

    POD reminded me of an article I read some time ago now about these things: http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2009/09/google-books-publish-on-demand/

    Maybe very different, but associated them in my mind anyways.
    • CommentAuthorchris g
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2009 edited
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    i has mine
    @warrenellis
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      CommentAuthorcelan
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2009
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    Just got it in the mail. Looks great.
    Box it came in was peculiarly over-sized...I'm guessing the Lulu folks stock one box to fit multiple formats.
    • CommentAuthorWinther
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2009
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    Book has shipped. Wantwantwantwant.
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      CommentAuthorkperkins
    • CommentTimeNov 13th 2009
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    Got it yesterday. Working my way through it slowly. It's a good book for reading on the train to work (if that's how you get there) or in a waiting room, or in the bathroom, even, because the pieces all seem to take a couple of minutes or so to read. Then you can think about them while not reading, and go back to the book any time without losing a train of thought. Since I usually have 3 or so books going at once I like this.
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      CommentAuthorcelan
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2009
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    Question about POD...can an author correct typos in the "master copy" (or whatever the correct nomenclature is) so that subsequent copies that are printed will have the corrected text?
    Or is it over and done with? Just wondering...since this would seem like a way in which POD is superior to standard print runs where you would be stuck with mistakes in 1000's of copies.
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      CommentAuthorbrianwood
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2009
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    Question about POD...can an author correct typos in the "master copy" (or whatever the correct nomenclature is) so that subsequent copies that are printed will have the corrected text?


    I have a POD book done through Lulu (http://khepri.com/products/public-domain-2) and for each convention I brought it to I changed the contents and cover of the book slightly, doing new print runs each time. You can upload and replace the print file as often as you like, which is great.

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      CommentAuthorcelan
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2009
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    @brianwood
    Thanks.
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      CommentAuthorhalcyonday
    • CommentTimeNov 14th 2009
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    Mine arrived yesterday and I started reading it while waiting for the tube home tonight - it's nice to have these all collected and the design and build quality are fabulous.
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      CommentAuthorstsparky
    • CommentTimeNov 15th 2009
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    I'll be buying this once my paycheck clears. The whole process is of interest to me.
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      CommentAuthorYskaya
    • CommentTimeNov 15th 2009
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    Lost and found:

    chiming in!

    See a happy Gekko at spit
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      CommentAuthorGekko
    • CommentTimeNov 15th 2009 edited
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    Dank U Yskaya, I should have posted it here and I'm not surprised dear old Chris did that first.
    We should be 400 to post a picture here as a huge SPIT Shivering Sands edition.

    (And also, I'll insist, there should be an Ariana site about her works)
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      CommentAuthordiello
    • CommentTimeNov 16th 2009 edited
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    Got my copy this afternoon. The postie gave me a really funny look, and then I remembered that I could put any 'title' I wanted on the order form...

    And then I proceeded to spend my entire work night reading it, and getting it swiped by my boss and co-workers so they could have a taste ;)
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    Have you had inquiries from comic shops about this or seen some people buy 10 copies at once (or something similar)?
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    No and no.
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      CommentAuthorGekko
    • CommentTimeNov 17th 2009
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    What are they waiting for? I've only read a few pages at random because I've got plenty of stuff to enjoy (and they keep coming) at the same time, but so far, like that portrait of Martin Flitcroft, it's been quite a craic.