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EDatlow
Posted on Wednesday, July 14, 2004 - 02:55 pm:   

I've just been informed that Terri and my first adult fairy tale anthology, Snow White, Blood Red is going into its ninth printing in pb, which brings the total to a bit above 72,000 copies!!

I suspect this is very good for a mass market anthology.
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Jonathan
Posted on Wednesday, July 14, 2004 - 03:07 pm:   

Woo hoo!!!! Very good? It's effing fantastic. Way to go.
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EDatlow
Posted on Wednesday, July 14, 2004 - 03:45 pm:   

Yeah (blush)! If only all of our anthologies (and yours) sold that well, we'd all be doing great :-)
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Jonathan
Posted on Wednesday, July 14, 2004 - 04:40 pm:   

True. We'd be holidaying in foreign climes and living it large. Still, when it does happen, it's pretty special.
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Pat Lundrigan
Posted on Thursday, July 15, 2004 - 09:18 am:   

Great news! I've got a copy somewhere . . . been meaning to read it soon.
How many copies in each printing, BTW?
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EDatlow
Posted on Thursday, July 15, 2004 - 09:41 am:   

In this most recent printing it was another 5,000 copies. That's how they usually do it.
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Luke
Posted on Friday, July 16, 2004 - 09:11 am:   

"Adult fairy tale anthology?"

Oh, I see, as opposed to YA anthology. Still, I like my first impression.
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Brendan
Posted on Friday, July 16, 2004 - 09:29 am:   

Just out of curiousity, how many copies of your "Year's Best" anthology usually sell?
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EDatlow
Posted on Friday, July 16, 2004 - 01:21 pm:   

Brendan,
I suspect about 5,000 in hc and 10,000 in trade pb although that's really a guess. The books continue to sell over time.
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T Andrews
Posted on Friday, July 16, 2004 - 01:44 pm:   

I have the seventh through to the sixteenth. It has now become a tradition for my spouse to hunt down one of the missing YB for my birthday or Christmas. The internet makes it too easy; he hunts on foot throughout Toronto.
On a side note, 'The Dark' won't be available in Canada until September, or so says Indigo Books. That baffles me. But I'm going to try to wait it out. It will be an appropriate time of year for such an anthology, I think.
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EDatlow
Posted on Friday, July 16, 2004 - 02:16 pm:   

T: The Dark has been out in hc since last October. It's the trade pb that's coming out this year in October. You could order in on amazon or b&n if you want the hc now. Not sure which one you're looking for. Also, it's certainly available from any genre booksellers in the US--don't know about Canada.
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T Andrews
Posted on Friday, July 16, 2004 - 05:26 pm:   

Thanks. I'll order it from amazon, probably. I should've been suspicious from the moment the store clerk referred to you as Allen. It's been a year since I first went in looking for it in hard cover and was told that Canada would be lagging behind the US.
My copy of Snow White, Blood Red is starting to show its years. It's been read more than once. Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears is great, too.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Saturday, February 03, 2007 - 01:03 pm:   

I just came back from my storage locker with copies of several of my OP anthologies. If anyone is interested I can sell you signed copies of:

Little Deaths HC (UK, World Fantasy Award-winning edition)
Alien Sex HC
Off Limits (Alien Sex 2) hc
Snow White, Blood Red HC
Ruby Slippers, Golden Tears (mass market)
Black Swan, White Raven trade pb
A Whisper of Blood (vampirism) hc
Sirens trade pb first edition (dead mermaids on cover)
YBFH #3 hc
YBFH #4 trade pb
YBFH #5 trade pb
YBFH #9 trade pb
YBFH #10 hc
YBFH #10 trade pb
Twists of the Tale mass market pb (1st edition0
Book of OMNI SF #5 (Zebra)

and assorted others. If you're interested in any of these books (or others not on the list that I might have).
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Bronwyn Elko
Posted on Sunday, February 04, 2007 - 11:44 am:   

Ellen,

I'll buy Little Deaths. Do you take check, visa or mastercard? :-)
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Sunday, February 04, 2007 - 12:27 pm:   

Hi Bronwyn,
I'll take a check but I'll need to find out how much postage is. I can sell you the book itself for $20 + postage. I also take paypal :-)
Do you have my email address? (You can ask Lucius for it)--I don't want to post it online.
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Bronwyn Elko
Posted on Sunday, February 04, 2007 - 02:26 pm:   

Sounds good. I'll mail you a check. Pardon my ignorance -- what's paypal?

Speaking of Lucius, as I recall his story, The Last Time is in Little Deaths? I found the story's denouement of obsession hilarious. Being manically possessed by the object of one's love is infinitely scary and funny. Least in literature. :-) Lucius' bitter and impassioned eloquence, sense of humor, slayed me. I look forward to reading it again. Been a long time.
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PM
Posted on Sunday, February 04, 2007 - 02:54 pm:   

www.paypal.com

Paypal is a very popular way to send money from one person to another. (Frequently used for Ebay purchases)

Paypal will allow you to pay via check, Visa or Mastercard.

Media mail is a very inexpensive way to ship books (albeit slowly):

1 lb 1.59
2 lb 2.07
3 lb 2.55

http://www.usps.com/rates/media-mail-rates.htm
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Bronwyn Elko
Posted on Sunday, February 04, 2007 - 03:03 pm:   

Thanks PM -- that's cheap compared with other mail rates. Using paypal sounds great, and will thankfully allow me to continue my transmortal habit of living and paying on borrowed money and time. :-)
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PM
Posted on Sunday, February 04, 2007 - 03:11 pm:   

We're all living on either or own or someone else's borrowed money and time...
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Bronwyn Elko
Posted on Sunday, February 04, 2007 - 04:02 pm:   

Ditto. You've hit the nail, PM. Especially true in terms of the leprous medieval industrial complex continuous rape of earth's crashing resources, and subsequent climate change.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Sunday, February 04, 2007 - 08:04 pm:   

Bronwyn,
Just get me your mailing address and if you want to use paypal or a check, it's all the same to me...

Yes, that story is indeed in Little Deaths.
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Bronwyn Elko
Posted on Monday, February 05, 2007 - 08:01 am:   

Ellen,

Thank you. Now that you mention it, I'd be more comfortable if it were removed. Appreciate that.

Lucius emailed me your snail address (I asked for your email but I guess he got mixed up.) Anyway, my email is bronwyn54elko@yahoo.com. Let me know how much for the book and I'll mail out a check today or tomorrow, if you want.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Sunday, March 04, 2007 - 02:35 pm:   

I've got about five copies of The Fifth OMNI BOOK OF Science Fiction on-hand and would like to sell them for $5 each plus postage and mailer. The antho was published in 1987, is a mass market and there's a bit of yellowing on the page edges but otherwise they're in very good condition --and uncracked.
TOC:
Multiples by Robert Silverberg
Man Mountain Gentian by Howard Waldrop
Returning Home by Ian Watson
Triceratops by Kono Tensei
New Rose Hotel by William Gibson
Adagio by Barry B. Longyear
Track of a Legend by Cythia Felice
Prime Time by Norman Spinrad
Edges by Greg Keizer
The Songbirds of Pain by Garry Kilworth
The Changed Man and the King of Words by Orson Scott Card
400 Boys by Marc Laidlaw
Seventh Sense by Robert Haisy
Lunatic Bridge by Pat Cadigan (novella)
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 04:50 pm:   

Just found out the Swan Sister, the second middle-grade antho that Terri and I edited for S&S is going out of print in hc and pb. It's got a great TOC. I'll be selling the pb for $5 plus postage & packaging) and the HC for $10 plus postage & packaging).

Greenkid by Jane Yolen
Golden Fur by Midori Snyder
Chambers of the Heart by Nina Kiriki Hoffman
Little Red and the Big Bad by Will Shetterly
The Fish's Story by Pat York
The Children of Tilford Fortune by Christopher Rowe
The Girl in the Attic by Lois Metzger
The Harp That Sang by Gregory Frost
Tom Thumb: A Life in Miniature by Bruce Coville
Lupe by Kathe Koja
Awake by Tanith Lee
Inventing Aladdin by Neil Gaiman
My Swan Sister by Katherine Vaz

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