Yesterday I posted on FB about freebies and first editions, which sort of leads into today’s post about where that edition countdown line actually is. Sometimes a book will actually say FIRST EDITION on it, but that is a publisher decision, and not all books will do that. More certain are the edition countdown line, which you’ll find in every book, whether it be hardcover, mass market, trade paperback, whatever. And for those who find this stuff important, like me, I wanted to show it.
So I got out my camera.
The first book I grabbed was THE HOLLOWS INSIDER, which frankly was a mistake because of all the books I’ve written, this is the one that took the most time and love. I started flipping pages, and though I eventually took a picture of that edition countdown line, I also took one of my favorite page in the entire book. It shows the Hollows Gazette on the day the casino boat blew up, the first real indication that Trent might actually care for Rachel. It also shows evidence of Trent trying to woo a potential problem into his payroll. You should be able to click it to see a better picture of it, but sometimes wordpress is wonky. And if you’re wondering, the photos were taken by readers, submitted for approval in a contest, and now immortalized! (grin)
THE HOLLOWS INSIDER is going to be going to trade paperback soon, which means the editions that actually glow in the dark will be harder to find. They are still on the shelf but getting scarce, so if you want one of these first editions, you really need to move on it. Anyone you order the hard cover from will have a first edition, but if you get it from Nicola’s, it will be signed if you ask for one of the signed copies. How to order a HOLLOWS INSIDER International is okay, but email them for a quote first. firstname.lastname@example.org
First editions of EVER AFTER are not a guarantee anymore, either, but I know Nicola’s has a box of them, and the same deal applies. If you ask for one of the signed copies, that’s what they will send you. How to order a first edition EVER AFTER
Oh, and the image I was trying to take that started this entire post? Ta-da! You can see the string of numbers down at the bottom of the page. That’s what you’re looking for. 🙂