Needed: The Book of Counted Sorrows Dogged Press Edition

I’m looking for any and all information about the Dogged Press edition of The Book Of Counted Sorrows. There are two copies available via third-party sellers on if you’re not familiar with this edition. I know it was originally offered via the now defunct store on and Dogged Press is Dean’s own publishing imprint. However, I don’t know how many copies were printed (I’m assuming it was a limited edition,) if it was numbered or lettered, it’s page count, original list/cover price, ISBN, or printing statement.

Wikipedia says “In the summer of 2009, Dogged Press issued a 3000-copy hardcover edition” but I’d like to get confirmation of that.

Basically, if you’ve got a copy of this one or can point me to a reliable Web page with more details, please leave a comment.

Update 10 July 2012:
Turns out that there was an ad for this edition in the Spring 2008 issue of Useless News which included the original list price of $30.00 and stating the print run was just 3,000 copies. So, I’ve got some of the info but I’m still looking for a more specific release date, page count, ISBN (if there was one), and printing statement.

Update 11 July 2012:
The plot thickens! (a.k.a. welcome to my own private version of Hell.) But the Holidays 2007 issue of Useless News says this edition is selling for $35. My biggest question right now is, why didn’t I just buy a copy back then?


One Reply to “Needed: The Book of Counted Sorrows Dogged Press Edition”

  1. Went through some old emails, and found this in an emails from the Dean Koontz mailing list that was sent out 4/29/08. I later bought two copies -but not of this version I think, I have the Dogged Press version in grey, but I did get it direct from his website so I’m pretty sure it’s legit! Not sure if this tells you anything you didn’t already know, but it does say it’s 130 pages. My copies are still in the wrapper, so I can’t tell you a whole lot more.

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