The Lettered Edition of The Broken Empire has shipped.
USPS just picked up the packages and they are on their way to their owners. I am incredibly happy with how these special editions turned out. I will not post pictures of the book itself because I want it to be a surprise for the owners. Needless to say, I think they will be happy. I thank you all for your patience while the book was printed but even more so for the production of the clamshells that house the books.
About the clamshells. Originally, when I put the book on sale, I thought the printer Thomson-Shore and their side bindery would be able to produce a slipcase similar to what we’ve seen with the S&N of Unfettered. They changed their procedures though and are no longer stamping the spine of the slipcase. I cannot share with you my OCD grief over this. I love a matching shelf when it comes to books — especially the books I produce — and that meant the books would not match. Knowing this, I decided I could look at other avenues to make the Lettered Edition of The Broken Empire something special.
In short, I went a different route and decided to do a clamshell to house each book. This cost me triple what a slipcase would have cost but I think it makes for a better presentation.
Here are some photos:
One of the people who bought a Lettered Edition of The Broken Empire asked a question this morning about how the S&N editions of Unbound and Unfettered II will be produced. It is a good question. I want you all to weigh in on it. I can create a slipcase that has a blank spine but has the Unfettered icon on the front. That is built into the price that I charged at the outset of pre-ordering. I can also offer a clamshell similar to the one for The Broken Empire but I will have to charge additional for it. Post your comments below.
Also, for those of you who own the Lettered Edition of The Broken Empire, I added a Limited Edition dust jacket to the book inside of the clamshell despite it not being part of the deal. I had an unfortunate accident for the Limited Edition that resulted in having to order additional dust jackets and I had too many left over. “I might as well give them to the Lettered orderers,” I thought. Feel free to discard the dust jacket if you don’t like it.
Whew! That was a lot to impart to you. If you have any questions, just ask. I’m always around.
The Bald Man Behind The Grim Curtain,