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They're re-releasing this into...

Discussion in 'Under The Dome' started by EddieDeanofNYC, Dec 19, 2013.

  1. EddieDeanofNYC

    EddieDeanofNYC Active Member

    ...two separate books. A part one and two. Yup, I saw on amazon that early next year they're dividing the whole book into two parts to be released early next year, each one a month a part. It reminds me of a serial novel divided into two instead of the usual five or six (ie The Green Mile). The only (BIG) difference is that it's already been released in full form. Is this a money grab or a different way for new readers (likely fans of the show) to read the story? I'm cynically thinking the former but I'm nevertheless intrigued as to where the split will come. Not going to buy the re-releases as I already own the hardcover and paperback of the original but I'll still be curious to leaf through them to see the layout and split.

    Thoughts? Money grab or a unique way to get the TV viewers to check out the source material?
  2. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    If you go by the MSRP, the cost for the one volume paperback is $19.99 and each of the paperbacks is $8.99, so they'd be slightly saving money buying it that way. Amazon can list their prices however they wish, so it does work out to more that way on their site, though. Does the publisher hope to cash in on the series' success and have people buy the book? Of course--that's what they're in business to do, but nobody is forcing anyone to buy the book/s. I hadn't heard about the two volume release from anyone at Pocket Books before this, but my guess is they may be hoping that a smaller volume would be less daunting to some readers which is why they separated it into two books. That's not an uncommon practice for European releases and they've been doing it that way for decades with many of his longer books.
  3. Bev Vincent

    Bev Vincent Well-Known Member

    I think the smaller books will last longer, too -- thick paperbacks tend to come apart more readily.
  4. EddieDeanofNYC

    EddieDeanofNYC Active Member

    Makes sense :)
  5. fushingfeef

    fushingfeef Uber-in-waiting

    Easier to carry that way too! It would kind of defeat the purpose of a "pocket" paperback if it's too big to comfortably carry.
  6. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    Harder to defend oneself against a mugger with.
  7. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    :hmm: ummm

    Yeah - okay! :idea: :biglove:
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  8. OKKingFan

    OKKingFan Well-Known Member

    I like this. Been waiting for them to release this in mass market paperback. If it's in two parts, so be it. I read Green Mile in six parts...or was it eight?
    Then once I read it, I can start in on my DVD set I purchased. I like to read the book first, then see the movies/TV/mini-series.

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