View Full Version : NEW: SIXTEEN SUCKING STORIES...
July 26th, 2003, 12:14 PM
You’ll see this information in the usual places on the first of the month ... but for now ... good as my word ... here’s something fresh off the press... :D
And ... please use this thread for discussions about this project. Brian and I are very interested to know what you think of it. Thanks.
Sixteen Sucking Stories, Collection. Contents: The Caller of The Black, What Dark God?, Back Row, The Strange Years, Kiss of the Lamia, Recognition, The Thief Immortal, Necros, The Thing from the Blasted Heath, Uzzi, Haggopian, The Picnickers, Lack Phalanx Is Vlad the Impaler, Augeren, The Mirror of Nitocris. Ultra Limited Edition. This collector’s edition will consist of a genuine leather hardcover and genuine leather hinge box, foil stamping on both products and will be limited to 52 copies or less. There will be a two month reservation period for the book to be sold. This will determine the limited editions produced. Also included as an added bonus: Brian has done a reading of The Mirror of Nitocris on CD. There is only a two month pre-ordering period so if you want one…
Read the info below but do go to the actual link given for all the ordering info.
Direct from Delirium Press:
For immediate posting on your website:
I'm about to officially announce the opening of the reservation period for Sixteen Sucking Stories. Here's the link with all the ordering information:
Customers can order via phone 1-800-397-9604 with any major credit card. Another phone number to the sales office is: 574-594-3200. They can also order online on a secure server at http://www.deliriumbooks.com/catalogue.htm
I'm also offering a payment plan via PayPal--customers who want this option should e-mail me at email@example.com.
All the description and ordering information can be found on the link I listed above.
Shane Ryan Staley
July 30th, 2003, 10:11 AM
This is going to be a must for collectors and avid fans alike.
I think the cost may put some folks off but, if I'm honest, this book will contain some of my favorite works and if the book looks like it sounds in the description, it will be worth every penny, so I will be ordering a copy.
(Hopefully LL will not read this til it's too late)
July 30th, 2003, 06:23 PM
Yes, it is expensive but a must have for the serious collector. I have to pay for my copy as well, but I don't mind because it just goes and sits nicely with all my other goodies.
Anyway, if you go to this link it will show you what the ultra editions look like. It's for Brian Keene's previously published book but at least it gives you an idea of what you are getting.
July 30th, 2003, 06:43 PM
Oh shit.....if Mazrah finds out I payed that much she will kill me.... :eek:
Willow DO NOT tell your auntie......please ;)
[ July 30, 2003, 02:44 PM: Message edited by: deano ]
July 31st, 2003, 06:48 AM
No complaints. One of these has my name on it.
Me and Deano may have to go into hiding after this
August 5th, 2003, 09:22 PM
Wow. This sounds amazing. Would love one but I haven't ordered yet as I really cannot afford it, but I will be discussing with my family to see if they will put together and get me one as my Christmas present this year!
Lupa the Ancient
August 12th, 2003, 08:50 PM
This is a real must .... my order is in together with the Dark Homage collection... so reckon its definately Beans on Toast for the next few month.
Ah well you can't take your cash with you (except when you come back!) and it'll look sooooooooooo good on the shelf.
PS.. I arranged an installment pay period over 3 months with him through paypal which certainly might help spread cost for anyone......
August 19th, 2003, 11:01 PM
Thanks for the tip Ancient1, my order is now in.
They will also accept installments by credit card or money order if you don't use paypal
August 21st, 2003, 06:21 AM
I have just had a horrible thought, can anyone tell me how much we will have to pay in import tax :eek:
August 21st, 2003, 10:03 AM
You shouldn't have to pay any import tax. I don't know how much the the shipping costs to send it over here but just say the postage is $50.00. That's $350.00. Converted using today's rate brings it to £221.00 pounds. I believe you are allowed to bring in £400.00 or more. tongue.gif
August 21st, 2003, 03:48 PM
Hmmm... I bought some shoes from the States that came to $70, and I got charged about £11 by Customs.
August 21st, 2003, 06:31 PM
Okay, When you come into the country from the US in addition to your booze, perfume and cig allowances, you are allowed £145.00 of merchandise provided it is for your personal use and you do not have to declare it like gifts and souvenirs, provided there's nothing illegal.
EU is a different story. EU gives you a gigantic booze, perfume and cig allowance. Plus you can bring other stuff like gifts and souvenirs provided there's nothing illegal.
Here's the government link:
Mail is different. All packages must contain a customs declaration on them with the value of the contents. I've received packages from my mother in the past with a value of $500.00 which equates to £300.00 and sometimes the boxes have been inspected by Customs but were then sealed back up and then sent on to me. All of this merchandise being Ebay books for personal use.
TOR delivers books all the time and we've never had to pay a fee on them, ever. Just think, some of you get loads of stuff from Ebay have you ever been asked to pay anything? I've never had to pay any charges. I know Dark Crystal gets lots of stuff from Ebay ... I don't believe he's ever been asked to pay a fee.
I really don't think the books are going to be a problem. We are having three sent to us and I doubt we'll have any problems. Books and magazines come under a different category than other merchandise. And like I said, that's provided its only for personal use.
Notice the big emphasis on for personal use only.
Hope this helps. ;)
August 22nd, 2003, 07:00 AM
There's no VAT on books in the UK, so even if you are selling them on you shouldn't be charged anything.
The only exception is if something comes bundled with the book - for example the Horrible Histories books cost £3.99, there is no tax on that - but some of the Horrible Histories come in gift packs with rubber rats & plastic boils (nice) - and you are charged 17.5% on £3.30 which brings it up to £3.99.
So it is likely that you'll be charged tax on anything that includes CDs - that's after your personal allowance as Silky has explained.
August 22nd, 2003, 08:25 AM
Yup. I have been known to buy a couple of books through ebay. At least one of which was almost the same cost as this.
I have never yet been asked to pay any import tax on a book or, if I'm honest a cd.
I'm happy to say that I have ordered one of these and can't wait to get me grubby paws on it. (I'm glad I don't live where Deano works. It may get hijacked:)
Lupa the Ancient
August 22nd, 2003, 08:52 AM
Yeh .. I don't think there will be any problems. I've purchased quite a few expensive books from America and have never had to pay any additional costs.
Looking forward to this one dropping on the mat!! :D
August 22nd, 2003, 09:55 AM
Okay, from my own personal experience...
These are items I've had shipped to me and never been asked to pay anything extra:
books, magazines etc.
cds, vinly records, tapes
I wouldn't worry about it at all. If Customs wants you to pay a tax they'll surely let you know because they will have opened the package, checked it out and then stuck a notice in there with it that you need to pay something extra, then send it on to you or they would send you a letter asking you for payment before they sent the package on.
They just randomly pick a package and open it. They can't possibly open every package because it's impossible. And these days they are really looking for suspect packages ... and you know the kind I mean...
So, like I said, don't worry, if you need to pay anything extra, which I don't think you will, they will definitely let you know.
August 25th, 2003, 09:30 AM
Thanks for the info people, I am resting a bit easier now... ;)
Lupa the Ancient
October 30th, 2003, 07:59 AM
Had an email from Shane this week and he mentioned that this little beauty should be going for printing next week!!! tongue.gif tongue.gif
Should be here by Chrimbo .....Can't wait... grin.gif
November 8th, 2003, 06:04 PM
Yay, I got my confirmation too, can't wait for it to arrive, there's already a space for it on my bookshelf!
January 14th, 2004, 06:18 PM
Has anyone had any news about the book. The last email i got said it would be with us by the end of December/ start of Jan....still no news though, has anyone contacted the publisher ?
Or am I just being impatient ?
January 15th, 2004, 11:54 AM
We just today received a note from Delirium stating that SSS shipped yesterday and it turned out gorgeous. So I would imagine anytime now it will be on your doorsteps!
January 16th, 2004, 09:08 AM
My copy has just been delivered and it is awsome.
Now if you will excuse me, i'm going to sit and stare at it for a couple of hours/days/weeks*
*Circle the correct answer grin.gif grin.gif
January 16th, 2004, 09:37 AM
Im going to get it...when I get money!!!
Let me know what you think of it!!!
January 16th, 2004, 04:50 PM
I must admit that considering the amount I have paid for this book, I have never received any notification or news about the book from delirium. And now keith has his copy...Grr
Keith did you get any kind of correspondance to let you know it was coming, or did it just arrive ?
January 17th, 2004, 06:28 AM
Apart from the original notes asking about what names we wanted in the dedication page, I received no notification about the book being sent.
But as Silky let us know about the book being posted, I'm happy.
I'm happy to say that there are a few names on the dedication page I recognise as members of this site
January 17th, 2004, 10:27 PM
I think mine arrived yesterday, I got a card through the post saying that there's a parcel for me to collect that was too big to go through the letter box, I hope that's what it is!
January 18th, 2004, 01:08 PM
Cheers Keith, apparently patience is a virtue.... ;) I emailed Delerium and they reckon I should receive it in the next couple of days.
[ January 18, 2004, 09:10 AM: Message edited by: Lagula Longarm ]
January 19th, 2004, 05:29 AM
I am appparently, 27 of 35 and although perhaps not as atractive as 7 of 9, I know which one I'd rather have ;)
Lupa the Ancient
January 19th, 2004, 08:15 AM
My copy not arrived as yet ... will give it another day or two before panic sets in and an email is despatched! :confused:
January 19th, 2004, 02:35 PM
Yay, I'm having a good day today! Went to the post office to find out what my mystery package was and there it was, in all its leatherbound glory!
It is a very attractive book and well worth the wait, and the money!
Lupa the Ancient
January 20th, 2004, 06:46 AM
Had some contact from Delirium .. waiting for the next book from the Dark Homage series, so mines been shipped today -- yiiipppee! Can't wait! grin.gif
Lupa the Ancient
January 29th, 2004, 05:17 PM
..arrived yesterday -- picked up from the PO today. All I can say is BEAUTIFUL! Now proud of place in the my collection... ahhhhh to be a collector!!!! ;)
January 29th, 2004, 05:47 PM
Yee haw ... ours came yesterday. We only got PC copies (publisher's copies where you have a letter we just have PC but Brian makes them special so we won't just have a PC copy)
Brian wouldn't let me buy *real* one. :(
What a fantastic piece of work. It's absolutely beautiful. And the little Kew Gardens mini-leatherbound is so sweet, and the CD is great too.
Very well pleased...
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