My hardback copy

Discussion in 'Joyland' started by Neil W, Jan 18, 2014.

  1. Neil W
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    Neil W Well-Known Member

    I do like my Stephen King in hardback - it doesn't have to be a great edition, second hand book club editions are fine, but they are more durable and don't yellow so fast.

    I managed to get a hardback copy of Colorado Kid - no such luck with Joyland: as far as I can see there is either a very limited edition prohibitively expensive hardback versionm or else foreign language.

    I decided to make my own. I scanned the cover of the UK paperback. Then I searched at home for a hardback of the right size which I was never going to read (it was something by Nicky French, I think). Then I sliced out the hardback's innards (a gory job, but you have to do what you have to do) and then pasted the entire paperback Joyland into the inside of the hardback cover. Then I sized the scans to fit the bigger cover and pasted them onto the outside.

    It wasn't 100% successful - A4 wasn't quite big enough for the outer cover, I should have scanned in 3 individual parts to allow sufficient overlap - but it was quite good enough for my bookshelf.

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    king family fan Prolific member

  3. GNTLGNT
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    GNTLGNT Idiot in Situ and Unholy Devourer of Cookies

    ...nice artsy-craftsy project...
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  4. jchanic
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    jchanic Well-Known Member

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    This is the cover of the true hardcover.

    John
  5. prufrock21
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    prufrock21 Well-Known Member

    Now all you need is the King's signature and you're all set.
  6. Neesy
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    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    I think he has a few signed ones? (or maybe that is @kingricefan)?
  7. jchanic
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    jchanic Well-Known Member

    I also have the signed limited hardcover version (#427 of 724). The covers are the same.

    (I also have a signed trade paperback edition.)

    John
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  8. prufrock21
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    prufrock21 Well-Known Member

    Bully for him.
  9. Neesy
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    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

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  11. king family fan
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    king family fan Prolific member

    John we are all over here drooling over your collection. Must be beautiful.:)
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  12. king family fan
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    king family fan Prolific member

    Don't feel alone. I never knew of a first edition until I joined the site either. I wonder how many I gave away before I know of them.Boy that made me feel like a jackbutt.
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  13. skimom2
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    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    As long as I have a readable copy, preferably hardback (though I do have softbacks of the first 4 DT books, Bachmann Books, and Colorado Kid), I'm good :) Maybe someday I'll meet The Man and get my Different Seasons (the first hardback I bought with my own money) signed, but if not... hey, I've had YEARS of good reading anyway :)
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    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    That would be both John and I. Here's some pics of mine:
    joyland 001.JPG joyland 002.JPG
    Got the custom made slipcase from stephenkingcollector.com
  15. Angelo Bottigliero
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    Angelo Bottigliero Well-Known Member

    Wait... There where 724 special hardbacks? I though Steve tried to stay away from nr 13? :p 7+2+4=? :p
  16. FlakeNoir
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    FlakeNoir Beta/Moderator Moderator

    Gar... don't tell him this, he might try to recall one of them! :playful:
  17. Angelo Bottigliero
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    Angelo Bottigliero Well-Known Member

    Or he will send me one for free to make it 725 :p (Steve: that adds up to 14, 2x7 so double the luck!!!)
  18. kingricefan
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    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    He'd have to pry it out of my cold, dead hands.........:lol:
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    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    There must have been a print run of 750 with the other 26 being lettered copies? Anyone know this for sure?
  20. Angelo Bottigliero
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    Angelo Bottigliero Well-Known Member

    Grrr, foiled again :(

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