In the past I’ve known that there were both numbered (quantity unknown) and unnumbered (350 copies) states of the Land of Enchantment promotional poster for their edition of Twilight Eyes. Also, for those years I’ve had one of the signed unnumbered ones on my wall.
For reference, here’s a zoom in on the signed area:
This week two more copies of this poster have come into my possession. Both of them are from the numbered set of 530. In this case copy numbers 176 and 278. Shown here:
Notice the difference? #176 is signed by just Phil, while #278 is signed by both Dean and Phil.
Color me confused.
So now, not only am I wondering how many unnumbered copies were released, but I’m also wondering how many of the numbered ones were signed by either one or both participants. Were there some numbered ones only signed by Dean?
What’s the story here? If you have any info I’d love to hear it.
According to the Dean Koontz Facebook account the ad shown in this post appears in the December 16, 2013 issue of People magazine. I have a copy in front of me and it does not. Maybe it appears in a different issue from December 2013? Can anyone assist?
The scanning is progressing much faster than I’ve expected. As of this afternoon I’ve scanned more than 500 items. If that seems like a lot, to put it in perspective I’m estimating that I’ve scanned only about 15% off my collection so far…
One thing that I have found is that the cover of my advance copy of Forever Odd was seriously mis-printed as you can see in the image accompanying this post. (Despite what it looks like, that’s not damage, just spots missing the coloring.) If anyone has a copy that’s been printed correctly and can send me a full-color 320dpi .tiff of the cover, you’ll have my eternal thanks and be listed in the book’s acknowledgements.
So, I found this page: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/cool-cat-stops-bullying-2012-11-14
Which says: ‘”Cool Cat is the coolest!” Dean Koontz, NY Times Bestseller’
Which led me to: http://www.CoolCatStopsBullying.com
Which includes the same quote.
What I’m looking for is something that give that quote from Dean a context. Is it on one of the Cool Cat books? Was it in a review?
Dean wrote a review of Stephen King’s IT back in 1986 and it was published in the San Jose Mercury News on 31 August 1986. Can anyone find me a copy of this?
Long-time Koontz collectors are generally aware that from it’s original release in 1984 Darkfall was known as Darkness Comes in the UK. Why? I have no idea. However Dean’s latest batch of notes pointed out something I’d missed. The UK publisher of Darkness Comes, Headline finaly brought itself in line with the US publisher and changed the title to Darkfall. So, here’s the thing. I keep trying to order a copy through third-party sellers on Amazon and they keep sending me copies of Darkness Comes instead of Darkfall, regardless of the fact that Darkfall is what’s shown in the listing. Even if I was to get my hands on a copy, there’s no promise that it’ll be the first printing/edition under the Darkfall title and I can’t even tell if it’s a mass market or trade paperback. So, does anyone have one of the first printing/editions of Headline’s Darkfall? If so, please leave a comment as I’d like to get the proper information listed in the book.
It does look like that on November 22, 2012 Headline did release an eBook edition titled Darkfall and I have added it to the manuscript as one of the very few eBooks that will be included. However, I have still yet to locate a print UK edition under this title.
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 Amazon.com if you’re not familiar with this edition. I know it was originally offered via the now defunct store on DeanKoontz.com 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?
Here’s a screencap from this television interview with Dean:
Do you see that leather-bound edition of The Bad Place? (Fifth from the right, starting with the one with the white spine. Click for a larger version of the image.) I know nothing about this. Can anyone provide any information about it. All searching on my part has come up with absolutely nothing.
Eagle Large Print, an imprint of Chivers North America
Reprint of the US paperback edition, as by Dean R. Koontz
Paragon Large Print
Cover Price: not stated
Original List Price: unknown