Missing a Meisha Merlin/Sub Press numbered or lettered ed?
Posted 25 March 2012 - 08:46 PM
Posted 31 March 2012 - 03:03 PM
The VALUE of these books lie in COMPLETE SETS.
The MOST value for a matching set.
Less value but still considerable for a COMPLETE set.
Even LESS value for an INCOMPLETE set but one that gives you RIGHTS for all future volumes in the series.
This Clash of Kings gives you NONE OF THE ABOVE, it is just an isolated book.
So unless you are a John Howe collector, this book from my point of view is nearly worthless and actually severely OVERPRICED at even 650 dollars.
Remember it sold initially for 250 dollars so he was asking about TRIPLE MSRP at 750 which again is insane for an isolated book.
Frankly I'm shocked it sold for 650, I really hope that wasn't you midnightrider . . .
Posted 31 March 2012 - 09:54 PM
If you like the series, it's just cool to have a limited edition. If I didn't have a set, or had more money than I knew how to use, I'd def get a single volume at that price. Specially MM's.
Edit; not to mention people with full SP sets, hoping to finds MMs to complete their sets.
Edited by The_Wolfbrother, 31 March 2012 - 10:19 PM.
Posted 03 April 2012 - 03:12 AM
Posted 06 April 2012 - 01:34 AM
However, the smuck selling it, is putting his books up one by one. And with a reserve. So I could see him shooting himself in the leg, with this act of stupidity.
Posted 06 April 2012 - 02:02 AM
Posted 06 April 2012 - 05:42 AM
Posted 06 April 2012 - 08:29 AM
Posted 06 April 2012 - 09:00 AM
Thats as far as my knowledge goes on that area.
Posted 06 April 2012 - 09:40 AM
When someone decides to enter the publishing business, in order to generate sufficient startup capital, he (or she) will sometimes offer a handful of lifetime prepaid subscriptions to interested parties. These subscriptions are very costly, running into the thousands of dollars, but the buyer need no longer remit any additional money for books for the entire operating life of the press. A company can offer this subscription for their numbered editions, lettered, or both. They can also be sold just for certain series, such as Cemetery Dance's Signature line. Be aware that some presses offer only "PC" books under this plan rather than uniquely serialized editions, so caveat emptor!
As with any other investment, this is a risky proposition for the buyer of the subscription. Small presses are notoriously volatile and many promising operations have closed due to a variety of reasons. However, others have enjoyed great prosperity and their books have risen significantly on the secondary market. The practice of offering lifetime subscriptions is on the decline, however. Also, these subscriptions are frequently not solicited to the general public, but instead first offered to close friends and acquaintances.
Edited by The_Wolfbrother, 06 April 2012 - 09:40 AM.
Posted 06 April 2012 - 01:04 PM
Edited by midnightrider, 07 April 2012 - 11:23 AM.